Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande For Sexy Billboards: “Why Does She Have To Sell Herself In Lingerie?”
In a Friday blog post, “The Big Bang Theory” actress complained that she doesn’t want her young sons Miles and Frederick “learning about sex from billboards.”
Bialik questions why Grande needs to wear sexy outfits to sell herself as a singer.
“A few billboards I have seen lately really bug me,” she writes on Kveller:
There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does. Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery because every woman over 22 wishes she has that body, I’m sure. Why is she in her underwear on this billboard though?
And if she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie? I mean, I know that society is patriarchal and women are expected to be sexy and sexually available no matter what we do in society, but I guess now I need to explain that to my sons?
Bialik later admits, “Am I a crotchety old lady? I guess so. But I just don’t understand why this is what ads need to look like. What good does it do for humanity or society?”
“Why do I have to be OK with young women literally in lingerie on gigantic billboards?” asks the actress. “If I want to see women in lingerie, I can walk through any mall with a Victoria’s Secret.”
What do you think of Bialik’s comments?