This Tuesday, Ariana Grande went to social media to call out body shaming accusations she’s been receiving from fans.
This a response to a recent photo of the pop star wearing an oversized pink jacket and white high-heeled boots; many fans online became concerned with Grande’s weight loss. She immediately made a 3-minute Tiktok stating that others should be “less comfortable commenting on people’s bodies,” even if it’s “something good and well-intentioned.”
Grande continues, “I don’t do this often. I don’t like it; I’m not good at it…But I just wanted to address your concerns about my body and talk a little bit about what it means to be a person with a body and to be seen and to be paid such close attention.”
Keep in mind the singer has spent the past six months portraying Glinda in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, which is due in theaters on December 25, 2024. She even dyed her dark brown hair blond and lightened her eyebrows for the role.
One fan-made tiktok argued in her defense over people’s concerns that the popstar has “always been skinny,” the video reached 1.6 million views showcasing older pictures of Grande.
“I know personally, for me, the body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body…I was on a lot of antidepressants and drinking on them and eating poorly, and at the lowest point of my life, when I looked, you consider my ‘healthy’…but that, in fact, wasn’t my ‘healthy.’
This suggests the various past experiences, including but not limited to when Grande was a former Nickelodeon star navigating multiple tough experiences in the public eye. When 23 people died, over 1,000 were injured in a bombing outside her concert in Manchester, England. And Grande’s former boyfriend, the rapper Mac Miller, died of an overdose at age 26 on September 18th.
Fans were quick to share their love and support for the singer.
“Moral of the story is don’t speak on someone else’s body, period, whether you’re concerned or not,” one top comment reads.
Another says, “Nobody should ever comment negatively on bodies. It never ends well. Wishing you happiness & much love & health.”
“Healthy can look different.’ Grande says on a final note.