Pop star Ariana Grande recently took to TikTok to address body-shaming comments she has been receiving. In a rare, three-minute confessional, the Grammy-winning singer spoke candidly about her body and mental health, emphasizing the importance of being gentle with oneself and others.
Ari addressing body-shaming comments
Ariana Grande began by acknowledging that she does not often speak about her body and is not comfortable doing so.
She went on to talk about the many different ways one can look healthy and beautiful.
The pop star shared that the body people were comparing her current body to was actually the unhealthiest version of her body.
She was on anti-depressants, drinking on them, eating poorly, and at the lowest point in her life when she looked the way people consider healthy.
She emphasized that being healthy can look different for everyone.
Sharing Personal Struggles
Ariana Grande then shared that she felt the need to address the issue because something good might come from being open and vulnerable.
She emphasized that people should be gentle with themselves and others because they never know what someone else is going through.
She expressed that even if someone is coming from a loving or caring place, they should still be mindful of how they approach others.
Towards the end of the video, Grande extended kind words to her fans, saying that they are beautiful no matter what phase they are in. She encouraged her fans to be gentle with themselves and to know that they are loved.
Ariana’s message comes at a time when body-shaming and negative comments about body image are becoming increasingly common.
Her vulnerability and honesty about her own struggles with mental health and body image serve as an important reminder that people should be kinder to themselves and others.
Ariana is currently working on a two-installment film adaptation of the Broadway musical hit, Wicked.
In a recent Instagram post, she touched on her personal development as she reached the halfway point of filming.
She expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to be transforming and healing parts of herself that she never knew needed it.