Ariana Grande has been super busy promoting her new single "Focus" lately, but that hasn't stopped her from finding the time to shut down body shamers and gross misogyny in her day-to-day life.
The other day, she spotted a comment bodyshaming her and referring to her as a "stick", in comparison with Modern Family's Ariel Winter. Ariana took to Instagram to address the issue of body shaming, pointing out that "statements like this are not okay". "Loving yourself is sexy!" she began. "Misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing and body shaming" are not sexy, she concluded. Read her full statement below:
Ariel Winter reposted this image on her own Instagram, captioning it: “Thank you @arianagrande for posting this. I love the message you’re putting out there. I especially believe in today’s world we all need to stick together — I believe in EMPOWERING other women and not putting them down. I celebrate everyone for who they are because that is what makes them beautiful. You ARE beautiful.”
But this isn't the only time Ari's shut down misgyny in the past few days. Appearing on radio program Power 106, Ariana was about 1000% done with the presenters as they asked her ridiculous, sexist questions.
"If you could use makeup, or your phone, one last time, which one would you pick?" the presenter asked.
"... Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between?" Ari shot back, unimpressed.
When they followed this up by asking her if she could really go without her phone, Ari replied that she could, for "many, many hours". "I like to be present, talking, with eye contact."
Laughing, the interviewer said "yes! LADIES, learn!" which Queen Ari was having none of.
"BOYS, learn. Come on, boys and girls, we can all learn," she replied calmly.
When they then joked about her love for the unicorn emoji, Ariana had had enough.
"You need a little brushing up on equality, over here. I've changed my mind, I don't wanna hang out at Power 106 anymore."
When they protested, Ari told them that she had a "long list of things" she wants to change in the world. "Judgement in general, and intolerance. Meanness, double standards, misogyny, racism, sexism, there's lots we gotta get started on!"
Watch the incredible video below:
And finally, in happier news, check out Ariana's new lyric video for her banger "Focus":