Ariana Grande is no stranger to some casual misogyny and today she clapped back at haters with her signature Grande Slam. People reports that Ariana tweeted out a story about being objectified while out with her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. Apparently the couple was out grabbing food when a very enthusiastic fan approached the duo:
“I thought all of this was cute and exciting until he said ‘ariana is sexy as hell man i see you, i see you hitting that!!!’” … “This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I feel sick and objectified,” Grande continued. “I was also sitting right there when he said it.”
We’ve all been there. You’re hanging out with your man while enjoying a Slim Jim when some dipshit rolls through and says something about you as if you weren’t even in the car. Usually I go all Shelby from Steel Magnolias and spit out a tear-drenched, “Don’t talk about me like I’m not here!“. But not Ariana.
The Grammy-nominee asserted that she experiences moments like these “all the time” and that they “contribute to women’s sense of fear and inadequacy.”
“I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure,” she added. “I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect.”
I couldn’t really give a damn about Ariana’s music, but she gets a slow clap from me for that last bit. If you’ve got a good dude around to love you and treat you well, plus you’re hot and talented and you have a kazillion dollars, why would you let some little weasel come in and dog on you like that? I wouldn’t, and I’m a destitute troll.
Naturally, some people on Twitter called Ariana a hypocrite by implying that her on-stage sex appeal encourages this kind of fuckery. Well, Ariana wasn’t having that, either.
@xxTirzaJessxx that's the thing. women expressing sexuality is often mistaken for "hi come disrespect me!!!!".. & that's just not the case.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016
I am crossing my fingers, toes and double chins that Madonna chimes in on this. In 2017 what I need most of all is a feminist anthem by these two stunt master supremes.