Ariana Grande Shuts Down Body Shamer After Being Called A “Stick”
Ariana Grande shut down on a body shamer on social media on Monday, after seeing a comment that bullied thin people, including herself.
Much like people are body shamed for supposedly being too heavy, sometimes others are criticized for supposedly being too thin. And that’s exactly what happened in a post that caught Grande’s attention. The pop star shared a screengrab of an online comment that read, “Got asked if I prefer @arielwinter1 or @ArianaGrande, lol, it wud [sic] DEFINITELY be @arielwinter1 curves are sexy sticks aren’t.”
Grande wrote on Twitter and Instagram, “Here we go again…. Sure I’m not the only 1 feeling this way today!! in case you need a reminder, you’re beautiful.” In a much longer response, the former child star said, “Sigh… tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay. About anyone!!!”
“We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy. Loving yourself is sexy,” continued Grande, asking, “You know what is NOT sexy?”
She answered, “Misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing and body shaming!!! Talking about people’s body’s [sic] as if they’re on display ASKING for your approval/opinion. THEY ARE NOT!!!!”
“CELEBRATE YOURSELF. CELEBRATE OTHERS,” Grande went on. “The things that make us different from one another make us BEAUTIFUL. BODY BOUNDARIES. LOVE LOVE LOVE ONLY.” The post received a positive reception from fans, leading the star to reply to one in particular, “Thank you. I hope it makes a difference and makes you feel good. It is of utmost important to me.”
Grande has often used her social media to draw attention to various social issues, and on Sunday called out an instance of racism and homophobia. Last month she also slammed men’s and women’s magazines for catering to gender stereotypes, as Gossip Cop reported at the time. TELL US: What do you think of Grande’s response to the unnamed body shamer?
UPDATE: Winter re-posted Grande’s response on her own Instagram, writing, “Thank you @arianagrande for posting this. I love the message you’re putting out there. I especially believe in today’s world we all need to stick together — I believe in EMPOWERING other women and not putting them down. I celebrate everyone for who they are because that is what makes them beautiful. You ARE beautiful.”