Ariana Grande is speaking out against sexism and the objectification of women after a troubling encounter with a young fan on Tuesday night. The "Dangerous Woman" singer posted about the interaction on Twitter, detailing how a young man casually and openly objectified her by telling her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, that Grande is "sexy as hell" that he can see him "hitting that."
Gross gross gross gross gross.
"It hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable enough using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease," writes Grande in her post. "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."
Grande even taught a fan a thing or two about how sexism works after she accused the singer of being a hypocrite because she "objectifies herself" in her music.
Hey, that's not a thing!
@ArianaGrande yet you objectify yourself in your music..... I mean I'm glad you are standing up for women but you're also a tad hypocritical— Tirza (@xxTirzaJessxx) December 28, 2016
@xxTirzaJessxx that's the thing. women expressing sexuality is often mistaken for "hi come disrespect me!!!!".. & that's just not the case.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016
@xxTirzaJessxx women (and men) can express themselves however they'd like !!! even loving sex!! this is not an invitation to be disrespected— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016
@xxTirzaJessxx by the way i am not fighting w you. it's an important conversation & i'll be as loud as i need to be til people understand. ♡— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016
Another fan asked Grande how Miller handled the situation, and it sounds like he did a good job comforting his partner.
@mone0313 although this isn't about his reaction, he drove the fuck away !! he is a sweet bear & I am falling asleep feeling safe & loved. ♡— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016
Ariana Grande is right— too many young people are comfortable with casual sexism, and we have to hold each other accountable and speak out against this behavior. Even Grande, who is a talented, successful woman, has been reduced to some rapper's sexy arm candy, but luckily she is not the type of gal to take the misogyny lying down.
Keep slaying, Queen.