A teenage worship leader at the Swansboro United Methodist Church in North Carolina unleashed an expletive-filled retort at an older adult church sister on Sunday after she scolded her for wearing shorts on the church’s stage.
A video of the exchange has since gone viral.
The worship leader, who is only identified as Jenna on Twitter, appeared to minister without incident in a recording of the 9:45 a.m. service at the church on Sunday where she wore jean shorts.
Jenna explained that her older adult church sister followed her into the church bathroom and told her that her shorts weren’t appropriate and made it clear that it would be more appropriate for her to wear a knee-length dress like another church sister.
“She’s a chubby girl. She’s got a dress on. That’s appropriate. It comes down to the top of her knees,” the unidentified older adult said in a recording of the encounter shared by Jenna in a Twitter post.
“So you’re sitting here calling me fat?” Jenna asked. “You don’t think you are?” the older adult pushed back. “No, because I f—–g love who I am,” Jenna shot back before telling the woman to get out of her face, using more expletives.
The older adult did not back down and warned her not to return to the stage wearing shorts while telling her that even if the teen didn’t care about propriety, she did.
“Don’t come back on that stage with those shorts. I’m warning you,” the older adult replied.
Jenna then responded hysterically that “I am 19 years old and I can do whatever I want.”
The video of the encounter has racked up nearly 6 million views on Twitter.