Ariana Grande hit back after a fan encounter made her feel ‘sick’ [Wenn]
And now the 23 year old has decided to wage a war on female objectification after an encounter with a fan left her feeling sick.
Taking to Twitter, the Side To Side singer told her 43.2 million followers exactly what happened after she stepped out with her boyfriend, Mac Miller
“Went to pick up food with my boyfriend tonight and a young boy followed us to the car to tell mac that he’s a big fan,” the performer wrote.
“He was loud and excited and by the time M was seated in the drivers seat he was literally almost in the car with us.
Ariana Grande was left feeling ‘hurt and quiet’ after the encounter [Twitter]
“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!!!’
“Hitting that? the f**k??
“This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. I was also sitting right there when he said it. (?)
“I’ve felt really quiet and hurt since that moment. Things like happen all the time and are the kinds of moments that contribute to women’s sense of fear and inadequacy.
Ariana Grande urged her fans to speak out if they experienced the same [Twitter]
“I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure. I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect.
“It hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable enough using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease (sic).”
The hit-maker then went on to ask other young women to follow her lead and speak up if they too were made to feel uncomfortable.
“We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame,” the brunette said.
Ariana Grande was with her boyfriend Mac Miller at the time [Instagram]
“We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel uncomfortable because if we don’t, it will just continue.
“We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS.”
And after some Twitter users appeared to react to her message with comments about the way she dresses, Ariana immediately fired back.
“Expressing sexuality in art is not an invitation for disrespect!!! Just like wearing a short skirt is not asking for assault,” the performer wrote.
Ariana Grande said her performances were her way of expressing herself [Wenn]
“Women’s choice. Our bodies, our clothing, our music, our personalities….. sexy, flirty, fun.
“It is not. an open. invitation.”