BIG BREAKING NEWS – MODEST IS HOTTEST? APOLOGY: Popular Christian Singer Apologizes for Lighthearted ‘Modest Is Hottest’ Song [#MatthewWest #ModestIsHottest] 06/25
Popular Christian recording artist Matthew West has apologized after facing criticism over a lighthearted parody song about modesty.
The 44-year-old singer-songwriter, who has 2 daughters, first shared the jokey song last week, describing it as his “ridiculously silly way of reminding [my kids] that their appearance doesn’t define them.”
In it, Matthew West sang that
“modest is hottest, the latest fashion trend,”
urging his daughters to choose outfits that are
“a little more Amish, a little less Kardashian.”
The song, though, quickly sparked backlash from some who saw the lyrics as more harmful than funny, so Mathew West apologized Thursday evening.
Matthew West wrote in a post on his Instagram account:
“I’m blessed to be the father of two amazing daughters. I wrote a song poking fun at myself for being an over-protective dad and my family thought it was funny. The song was created as satire, and I realize some people did not receive it as it was intended.”
Matthew West continued:
“I’ve taken the feedback to heart. The last thing I want is to distract from the real reason why I make music: to spread a message of hope and love to the world.”
Matthew West has since removed the song’s music video — which featured West, his wife, Emily, and their 2 daughters — from his social media platforms.
In Matthew West’s original version, he joked,
“If I catch you doing dances on the TikTok in a crop top, so help me God, you’ll be grounded ’til the world stops.”
Christian Singer Matthew West Apologizes for Lighthearted ‘Modest Is Hottest’ Song: