I want to start of this post by saying, “forgive me if I seem heated.” But to be completely honest, this whole “Magic Mike” movie craze really frustrates me. Why? Because once again, the world has taken something that is dark and turned it into something glamorous.
I believe many of us would come to the same conclusion when it comes to discussing the moralistic side of stripping, yet nearly hundreds of thousands of women are cheering to see Channing Tatum strip down naked in his new movie “Magic Mike.”
Making money by taking off your clothes isn’t glamorous, yet hollywood makes it look pretty by casting some good-looking guys and a catchy title. Really America?
DID YOU KNOW?
– There are over 5,000 strip clubs in America.
- The median age for a stripper is 24 years old.
- There are more than nine female strippers for every one male stripper. The industry checks in around 92 percent female, eight percent male.
Don’t get me wrong, Channing Tatum is a good-looking dude. But stripping isn’t a glamorous lifestyle. In fact, 2/10 women currently stripping in the USA wish they could get out of the industry, but they don’t know how.
I’m not here to be legalistic or judgmental. I’m here to be respectful and honorable to the bodies God has given us. If you call yourself a follower of Christ, Magic Mike is not a movie to be written on your “need to see” list.
Dear ladies, if you’re in constant search for a respectful and honorable man, seeing “Magic Mike” isn’t a good start.
- Jarrid Wilson