Updated 08:53 PM EST, Fri, Dec 04, 2020

Lolo Jones News: Olympian Thumbs Down on 'Fifty Shades,’ Says It’s Against God’s Teachings

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U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones slammed the hit movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" because she believes it contradicts the teachings of the Church.

Jones, according to TMZ, encouraged the public to boycott the film. The athlete is reportedly a devout Christian and she sticks firmly to the beliefs of her religion.

On her Twitter page, Jones posted criticisms of the movie questioning how the public perceives the message it tries to convey.

"Funny how some people think there's nothing wrong with 50 shades of Grey. God didn't create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie," she posted.

Jones continued to defend her belief, saying that the film's "hypersexual plot" gives people the idea that having sex for pleasure can erase the emotional pain that one is feeling.

"Some ppl medicate pain by being more and more physical to where if they are ever alone they can't feel any peace," Jones added in her Twitter post.

Apparently, Jones' tweets were the exact opposite of what Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a devout Christian himself, said about the movie which he watched in a movie house.

Christian Post reported that the 26-year-old quarterback tagged the movie as "great."

"Thanks for the early showing of #50ShadesOfGrey late last night.. #EmeraldCity Great movie," the NFL star tweeted.

He, however, received a lot of criticisms from netizens who thought that his comments did not reflect his great faith in God. To explain his side, Wilson said that he watched the movie because it was shot in his hometown and that it does not affect his beliefs.

"Saw a movie filmed in the town I call home. Provocative/disturbing no doubt but that does not make me less Faithful. Have a blessed day!" he added on Twitter.

Christian Post noted that the NFL player has been very open about his faith because he hopes to inspire others and "change their lives."

"In terms of my faith, my faith is everything - God comes first, family and friends come second, and football comes third. I think when you keep it in that order, great things happen to you. You don't stress out about much," Wilson was quoted by Christian Post as saying.

Since it was shown in cinemas, Fifty Shades of Grey raked in huge numbers at the box office amounting to $81.7 million during the opening weekend, with $30 million earnings on its first day of screening, USA Today reported.

A lot of religious people have criticized its very sexual scenes. In some Catholic countries, the regulating bodies have blurred the parts which they believe are already too much for the eyes of the audience.

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