Ariana Grande’s Bad-A** Response to Sexism will Make You Love her More
Just days after Ariana Grande went on an Instagram rampage against someone who body shamed her petite frame, the “Focus” singer is at it again, and this time, her victims are two (very deserving) grown men.
While doing an interview with LA radio station Power 106, deejays Justin Credible and Eric D-Lux asked her a seemingly simple question: “If you could use makeup or your phone one last time, which one would you pick?”
But Ari was quick to pick up on the blatantly sexist question that undermined a girl’s priorities.
“Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between,” she immediately responded. “Is this men assuming that’s what girls would have to choose between?”
While the 22-year-old songstress kept her tone joking and light, her words were clear — sexism is a real thing that happens on the regular and that needs to change.
“I have a long list of things I’d like to change,” she later continued. “I think just sort of judgement in general: intolerance, meanness, intolerance, double-standards, misogyny, racism, sexism, all that s***. There’s lots that we gotta get started on. That’s what we need to focus on! We have to work to do.”
This isn’t the first time Ariana has spoken out about the need for equality between men and women. At the beginning of June, the crooner posted an essay about how she was sick of being defined by her exes or the people she may or may not be dating.
“What I meant what I said about not being [Big] 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.”
Here’s to hoping Ariana’s painfully true words spark a much-needed change.
Ariana fires back against body shamers: