Ariana Grande is sick of people body-shaming female celebrities.
The 22-year-old found herself the victim of a cruel comment posted online, likening her to a ‘stick’ – and she’s not taking it lying down.
Ariana shared the post on her Instagram account, that compared her body with Modern Family actress Ariel Winter’s.
‘Got asked if I’d prefer @arielwinter1 or @ArianaGrande lol, it wud definitely be @arielwinter1 curves are sexy sticks aren’t,’ read the comment.
And then came Grande’s response.
‘Tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay’, she wrote. ‘We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy! You know what is NOT sexy? Misogyny, objectifying, labelling, comparing and body shaming.’
‘Talking about people’s bodies as if they’re on display asking for your approval/opinion. THEY ARE NOT! The things that make us different from one another mae us BEAUTIFUL. BODY BOUNDARIES. LOVE LOVE LOVE ONLY.’
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
And as soon as Ariel saw the post, she responded just as brilliantly after re-posting the image of the gross comment on her own account.
‘Thank you @arianagrande for posting this Instagram. I especially believe in today’s world we all need to stick together- I believe in EMPOWERING other women and not putting them down. I celebrate everyone for who they are because that is what makes them beautiful. You ARE beautiful.’
Winter has spoken out about body-shaming before after she was subjected to a slew of criticism over her breast reduction back in August.
‘Some comments hurt’, she said. ‘But luckily I’m strong enough to handle it – Ufortunately, I know others out there who deal with online bullies as well – for those victims just remember you are wonderful and don’t let other people’s words define you.
‘We’re all beautiful, and they don’t deserve our time.’
Loving the girl power, ladies.