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Ariana Grande Slams “A**sholes” for Criticizing Marilyn Monroe Birthday Tweet

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By Shari Weiss

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Marilyn Monroe would’ve turned 88 on Sunday, a milestone Ariana Grande recognized on Twitter.

But the singer’s well-meaning tweet led to a big backlash — and a rant from the star hitting back at the criticism.

“so much hate for celebrating Marilyn’s spirit on her birthday. I adore her work and have compassion for her inner sadness that she covered up on a daily basis that a**holes like you made her feel in the first place!!” Grande wrote.

She went on, “I feel for the people who focus on hate…. because that’s all you have to give. and I truly do feel sorry for you because when you’ve been dead for 50 some odd years…… nobody will be wishing you a happy birthday.”

The performer later deleted the tweet, but it remains on her TwitLonger page.

See Grande’s full message, along with her original post, below.

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“so much hate for celebrating Marilyn’s spirit on her birthday. I adore her work and have compassion for her inner sadness that she covered up on a daily basis that assholes like you made her feel in the first place!! judging her for her  wildly rumored personal life (which is truly no one else’s business) is only a distraction from her talent, beauty, comedic genius and effervescent spirit…. it always breaks my heart to see people say such terrible things about people they’ve never met / don’t really know the one hundred percent truth about. so today, I choose to celebrate the beautiful parts of marilyn. we should only and always focus on the beautiful things… because what we focus on expands….. which is why I feel for the people who focus on hate…. because that’s all you have to give. and I truly do feel sorry for you because when you’ve been dead for 50 some odd years…… nobody will be wishing you a happy birthday.”

 

 


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