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The American singer and actress Ariana Grande has published a video on her TikTok profile in which she rails against bodyshaming on the one hand, while on the other she helps to clear a topic that is still too taboo in our society: mental illness.
The pop star says she has a body that “is paid a lot of attention to”. Too much attention, she implied between the lines. To allay fans’ concerns about an apparent recent weight loss, she wanted to explain her body change: ” I took many antidepressants, drank a lot and ate badly. She speaks of that time when she was outwardly curvier as “the lowest point of my life, when I looked what you think was healthy, but really wasn’t.”
Ariana Grande, 29, has urged fans to be “kinder” and less naive about her and other people’s bodies after recent scrutiny of her looks on social media.
The artist explained that the network was “comparing my current body” to “the unhealthier version of my body.”
She adds: “I know I shouldn’t have to explain this to you, but I feel like maybe opening up like this here and showing some sort of vulnerability could lead to something good.”
Ariana Grande, famous for music hits like One Last Time And Thank U, Nextis also a highly rated actress, welcomed with open arms especially on the sets where the acting skills are accompanied by the singing ones, therefore musicals in primis.
She will play Glinda Upland in the upcoming film Wickedbased on the musical of the same name.
At the bottom of this article you can watch the video posted in these hours on TikTok by Ariana Grande.
Ariana Grande: ‘You never know what someone is going through’
The singer and actress adds another truth that too often isn’t considered, especially by that species that – “ahinoi” – doesn’t want to know about going extinct: keyboard lions.
“You never know what someone is going through,” Ariana Grande is heard saying in the video shared on TikTok. “You never know. So be kind to each other and to yourselves,” she wisely urges her large following.
Grande: “There are so many different kinds of beauty”
On TikTok, he’s keen to point out that “there are so many different kinds of beauty,” suggesting fans avoid making even “well-meaning” comments about how people “healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy” may appear.
“There are ways to compliment someone or to ignore something you see that you don’t like, so I think we should help each other,” she said. “We should aim to be safer and keep each other safer.”
Ariana Grande helps clear mental health issues
Another credit goes to this famous pop star and actress: she is in fact one of the divas who is helping to clear mental health problems, which are incredibly still taboo in 2023.
Ariana Grande has previously spoken out about her “anxiety” and mental health issues, particularly after what happened at the Manchester Arena, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people after her concert in May 2017.
Even Selena Gomez fights against body shaming
Ariana Grande isn’t the only star pointing out that her weight is being widely discussed. Her colleague Selena Gomez said the same last month, also noting that there are always reasons why someone’s body size and shape change. In her case, for example, it’s the lupus medications that are causing her water retention.
“I just want people to know that you are beautiful and gorgeous,” singer and actress Selena Gomez, 30, told her TikTok followers.
“And yes, we have days where maybe we talk [spazzatura] but i would much rather be healthy and take care of myself, and my medications are important and i believe they are what helps me. So, yes, I’m not a model, and I never will be”, these are the words of Selena Gomez, praised almost in unison by the network.
Fans of Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande are against the justification of their darlings
On Tuesday, April 11, several social media users criticized the culture of body shaming that prompted Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande to make these public remarks and statements on TikTok. “Selena Gomez & Ariana Grande shouldn’t go on a public platform to explain their weight gain/loss due to repugnant criticism,” one social media user wrote. “It’s ugly, cruel and unfair especially today.”
When Selena Gomez wanted to explain the reasons for her weight gain last March (after the numerous critical comments received on social media under her photos and videos during the Oscar ceremony), many of her fans criticized the star’s choice to somehow justify.
From Adele to Jonah Hill, when weight loss is attacked ‘brutally’
In 2021, singer Adele told a Vogue of being “disappointed” by “brutal conversations” about her weight loss.
Around the same time, actor Jonah Hill – also then suffering considerable weight loss – urged his followers to refrain from commenting on his appearance. “I know you mean well, but I kindly ask you not to comment on my body, for better or for worse,” the actor wrote.
Below we show you the video posted in these hours on TikTok by Ariana Grande.