Ariana Grande is opening up about the dark side of social media and revealing that she wishes “people would be nicer” both on and offline.
Grande made the admission in a new interview with Miss Vogue, where she got candid about how cruel people can be to one another when they’re behind a screen.
“I wish people would be nicer to one another, especially on social media where comments can be so cruel,” Ariana told Miss Vogue in the new interview, admitting that she feels it’s important to spread positivity and speak up for what she believes in the world.
“I think it’s important to speak up about issues that matter and I believe we all have a responsibility to use our voices to help make a difference,” Ariana admitted to the site.
But while Ariana Grande is confessing that the messages she receives on social media may not always be the nicest, Grande also revealed to the site that it’s her close-knit family, including brother Frankie Grande, that help to keep her grounded.
“I am so lucky to have them all around a lot,” Ariana admitted to Miss Vogue in the new interview. “When I do start to feel it, I know I can always count on them to make me feel better.”
But this isn’t the first time Grande has spoken out about the dark side of social media and attempted to spread some love to her millions of fans.
“Happy Women’s Day! Here’s to the women who build each other up and encourage each other to be themselves as opposed to tear each other down,” Grande tweeted to her millions of Twitter followers on March 8, 2015.
“Here’s to the women who don’t shame each other,” Ariana continued on the 140-character site last year, “to the women who celebrate each other and let them be themselves [without] judgement or hate.”
Grande also teamed up with Miley Cyrus to spread the love on social media back in February 2015, where she thanked the “We Can’t Stop Singer” for her unwavering efforts in helping to put an end to bullying and injustice.
At the time, Ariana and Miley teamed up for Cyrus’s The Happy Hippie Foundation backyard sessions, which is party of Cyrus’s funded non-profit organisation which aims to “fight injustice” on behalf of LGBTQ and homeless youth and other vulnerable groups within society.
“Thaaannk u @mileycyrus @happyhippiefdn for having me be a part of somethinnnnn so beautiful,” Grande commented on a photo of herself with Cyrus on the photo sharing site last year. “Here’s to raising awareness and stopping as much judgment, labeling, and unkindness as we cannnnn!!! u are beautifulll @mileycyrus”
Grande also added the hashtags #acceptance, #love, #happy, and #hippies to her photo.
But Ariana Grande’s social media good deeds certainly didn’t stop there.
According to Marie Claire, Ariana once hit back on Instagram after being “skinny shamed” by a social media user who likened her to a “stick.”
“Sigh….. tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay. about anyone,” Ariana wrote in response to the body shaming comment in a post on her Instagram page. “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! loving yourself is sexy! You know what is NOT sexy? misogyny, objectifying, labelling, comparing and body shaming.”
“CELEBRATE YOURSELF. CELEBRATE OTHERS,” Grande added on the photo site. “The things that make us different from one another make us BEAUTIFUL… LOVE LOVE LOVE ONLY.”
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