Ariana Grande shares rare video to hit out at body shamers
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Ariana Grande uploaded a rare video to TikTok to directly address what people have been saying about her body online.
She had a simple message to all the body shamers out there: stop.
Listen to what she had to say here:
The '7 Rings' singer called out the negativity in an effort to address the comments once and for all.
Looking straight down the camera on a video she posted to her TikTok page, Grande said that she 'didn't do this often' and didn't like it because she's 'not good at it'.
"I just wanted to address your concerns about my body and talk a little bit about what it means to be a person with a body and to be seen and to be paid such close attention to." she said.
"I think we should be gentler and less comfortable commenting on people's bodies, no matter what.
"If you think you're saying something good or well intentioned, whatever it is: healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy...we just shouldn't."
She added: "We should really work towards not doing that as much."
Grande explained that there, even if you think your comments are uplifting, there are ways to compliment someone without zeroing in on someone's physique.
The former Nickelodeon star also suggested that you could just ignore something if you don't like it, rather than spending valuable time writing snarky comments online.
She suggested that these were good ways to 'be safer and aim to keep each other safer'.
Grande also went on to the topic of 'healthy' not looking the same on all bodies.
"There are many different kinds of beautiful. There are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful." she added.
But then she zeroed in on the reason behind the TikTok video, making a refreshingly honest confession about her own body.
“The body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body.
"I was on a lot of antidepressants, drinking on them, eating poorly, and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider ‘my healthy’.”
She then urged people to remember that you never truly know what someone is going through.
While they might post happy snaps on social media, there could be something going on that you don't know about, causing your comments to have a deeper impact than perhaps intended.
Grande finished her video by telling her fans that they should be happy in the skin they're in 'no matter what'.
"I just think you're beautiful and wanted to share some feelings," she said. "Sending you a lot of love."