Ariana Grande was objectified in front of her face and she was having none of it
The ponytail wielding vocal powerhouse that is Ariana Grande just experienced being objectified to her face and it’s SO not okay.
Grande, who has spent the holiday season with her partner and collaborator Mac Miller, experienced the incident while going out to eat with him last night (December 27th), and decided to take to Twitter to open up about the uncomfortable encounter.
Therefore, Ariana Grande expertly expressed her mind after being objectified in real life.
Sharing the experience on Twitter, the star recounted how her and her partner Mac Miller had been going out to get something to eat when a fan of Miller’s approached them both. Initially, the singer thought the whole thing was cute and sweet until, well, it wasn’t.
"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!!!’" she wrote. "*pause* 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.[sic]"
This is SO not okay.
Continuing, Ariana said that these sorts of incidents “contribute to women’s sense of fear and inadequacy.”
"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," she said. It hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable enough using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease. I felt like speaking out about this one experience tonight because I know very well that most women know the sensation of being spoken about in an uncomfortable way publicly or taken advantage of publicly by a man."
Ariana followed this by saying that people need to talk openly about these moments “live on inside of us as shame” and that if people don’t speak up about them they’ll continue to happen.
"We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS," she finished.
Okay, we can’t stop applauding Ariana Grande’s response to what is obviously a really awful and upsetting experience. Rather than respond by naming and shaming anyone, the star has risen above and talked about the wider implications of what her experience means, and we respect her power and her bravery. As she said, it’s important to speak up and be heard, and we’re so inspired by her words.
We ARE queens!