Ariana Grande Wrote An Awesome Twitter Essay About Media Sexism
In a Twitter rant response to the media’s obsession with her personal relationships, Ariana Grande was eloquent, thorough and supremely on point. To say that the rant, in which Ariana identifies herself as a feminist coming from a long bloodline of feminists, was surprising, isn’t an insult to Ariana. As an ex-Disney darling, she’s continued to ‘break free’ of her typecast, and this is the best we’ve seen of her yet. A song with The Weeknd and now this? It’s just refreshing and awesome to watch Ariana to not only establish herself as a relatable human being, but to watch her articulate sentiments that are brave for anyone to speak up for.
Basically, Ariana got pissed after an interviewer tried to talk to her about her relationships. She refused, and was prodded further. She says: “I was like, because I’m not Big Sean’s ex. I’m not Niall [Horan]’s ‘possible new girl.’ I’m Ariana Grande — and if that’s not interesting enough, don’t talk to me.”
Soon after, she posted this:
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 7, 2015
Which of Ariana’s peers wouldn’t agree?
Kelly Clarkson says, “”No, I wouldn’t say feminist — that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’ I love that I’m being taken care of and I have a man that’s a leader. I’m not a feminist in that sense…but I’ve worked really hard since I was 19.”
Katy Perry. She’s quoted— ““I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.”
Shailene Woodley. “The reason why I don’t like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it’s still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing”.
That settles it—Gloria Steinem, pass the crown along to Ariana.