Ariana Grande Hits Back At Body-Shaming Fans Who Say She’s ‘Too Skinny’

Ariana Grande has spoken out after experiencing body-shaming from fans who claim she’s gotten “too skinny.” The 29-year-old took to TikTok on Tuesday, April 11 to address the comments people have been making about her weight, asking for more kindness and consideration not just for herself but for others too.

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  1. It all started after Grande was photographed in London. The “Dangerous Woman” went to a concert in the city with her “Wicked” co-star Cynthia Erivo last weekend. However, chatter soon began online as people believed Grande, who wore an oversized pink jacket and heeled boots, had gone too far with her weight loss.
  2. Videos of “concern” that Ariana Grande had gotten “too skinny” began circulating online. One fan even made a TikTok video showing all the comments that had been made about Grande’s weight online. However, that fan also used older photos of the star in the video to showcase that she’s “always been skinny.”
  3. Finally, Grande had had enough. Celebrities aren’t impervious to the things that are said about them online or in the press. So, it was no surprise that Grande took to TikTok to address the rumors. While she acknowledged that she “shouldn’t have to explain” what’s going on with her body, she did “feel like maybe having an openness and some sort of vulnerability here will be something, like, good might come from it.”
  4. Grande pointed out that when she was heavier, she wasn’t necessarily healthier. While many believe Ariana Grande is too thin now, she pointed out that having more weight doesn’t mean she was better off. “I know personally, for me, the body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body,” she explained. “I was on a lot of antidepressants and drinking on them and eating poorly, and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider my ‘healthy.'”
  5. She pointed out that “healthy can look different.” While it’s certainly no one’s business what’s going on with Grande’s body, she was quick to call for kindness for herself and others. “The second thing is you never know what someone’s going through. So even if you are coming from a loving place and a caring place, that person probably is working on it or has a support system that they are working on it with, and you never know, so be gentle with each other and with yourselves,” she said.
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Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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