It’s no secret: being in the public eye gets a lot of scrutiny. While not all chatter needs to be addressed, sometimes unwelcome comments are bravely and admirably silenced by a thoughtful, loving response. Ariana Grande deftly demonstrated the feat today when she responded to comments about her body with graciousness and candor on TikTok.
“I just wanted to address what you were saying about my body and talk about what it means to be a human being with a body, to be seen and be watched so closely,” Grande said in a statement. After making it clear that she wishes she didn’t have to deal with those emotions, she said fundamentally. Grande went on to stress that comments about body and health are not helpful because even seemingly positive perceptions are unfounded and can be harmful.
According to experts, commenting on someone’s weight – no matter what the intent – puts too much focus on appearance, linking it to self-worth and overall worth, and means putting ideas and Keeping assumptions to yourself is usually the best route.
“There are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful,” says Grande. “I know personally that for me, the body you’ve been comparing to my current body is the unhealthiest version of my body.” The pop star added that body fans have positioned her “natural state” as poor diet, The result of antidepressants and a general low point in her life.
Grande sums up her statement with lots of love, begging her not to come because she has no eyelashes and eyeliner, and one major takeaway: “You never know, so beg each other gentle.”