Stephen Curry's wife defends modesty, sparks Twitter uproar

by Michael Foust, Guest Reviewer |
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry talks with his wife Ayesha Curry during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration in downtown Oakland. | Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (Christian Examiner) – Golden State's Stephen Curry is on an MVP pace so far in the young NBA season, but it was his wife over the weekend who was the center of social media attention after sparking a Twitter debate about modesty.

Ayesha Curry – who is married to the NBA's leading scorer (32.4 ppg.) – sent out a seemingly innocent Tweet late Saturday night that read simply: "Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters."

Ayesha and Stephen Curry are outspoken Christians, and their respective Twitter bios begin with the description, "Believer." They are also known as the "Cutest Couple in the NBA."

The modesty Tweet Ayesha sent out eventually got more than 60,000 re-Tweets and 80,000 likes, but it also received plenty of pushback. By Sunday, it was trending No. 1 on Twitter.

One woman on Twitter wrote, "Christians love to judge. Somethings never change."

Another added, "I hate when self righteous young women assume that dressing like Hillary Clinton is classier."

Others, though, defended her.

"This is how woman should be! Keep being a good role model Ayesha .. classy is beautiful," a woman wrote.

Men, too, were applauding her.

"Perfect example of the lady that i want in my future," one man wrote.

Ayesha Curry didn't engage in any back-and-forth, although she did explain herself a bit more in a series of follow-up Tweets.

"Just looking at the latest fashion trends. I'll take classy over trendy any day of the week," she wrote.

Minutes later she added, "And all I'm doing is sitting here reading a style weekly