Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman Praise Ariana Grande For “Sisterhood” Empowerment Tweet
Ariana Grande’s feminist Twitter post on Sunday, in which she noted how women’s identities should not be tied to the men in their lives has drawn support and praise from a number of stars including Taylor Swift and Hugh Jackman. Swift tweeted, “@ArianaGrande I’m so proud of you, always. But especially today. ‘She will need her sisterhood.'” Jackman retweeted Grande’s post and added, “Thank you @ArianaGrande for this important message. Good on ya for helping spread empowerment to the #sisterhood.” And Grande’s manager Scooter Braun similarly praised the pop star, writing on Twitter, “Yup. Very proud of @ArianaGrande.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, after Grande was spotted hanging out with One Direction’s Niall Horan last week while she was in London for her “Honeymoon Tour,” some media outlets falsely speculated the two were dating. Speaking to The Sun, Grande later slammed the dating rumors, saying she doesn’t want to be referred as Big Sean’s ex-girlfriend or Horan’s possible girlfriend.
Grande further explained her comment in a lengthy Twitter post. “Being ‘empowered’… is not the same as being a ‘bitch’… HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY… is not the same as HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE,” began Grande, adding, “What I meant when I said about not being Sean’s ex is that I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past. Present or future PROPERTY/POSSESSION. I… do not. Belong. To anyone. But myself. And neither do you.”
She continued, “I have clearly not been having the boy questions in my interviews lately because I have come to the realization that I have SO. MUCH. MORE. To talk about. I’m currently making the best music I’ve ever made in my life, having the best time of my life on tour with some of the greatest people I’ve ever known, working my ass off every single day, performing/creating for my babes and getting chance to meet and hug my babes all over the world every day.” Grande also talked about the double standards women face when it comes to sex. The “Baby I” singer wrote that women are often referred to as “sluts” for sleeping with a guy, while men are seen as “stud[s]” and “kings.”
What do you think of Grande’s comments and the praise she’s been receiving from other stars?