Ariana Grande is firing back at an online troll who claimed her latest music video for the track, “Dangerous Woman,” made her look like a “wh***.”
Grande took to Facebook on April 9 to reply to a derogatory message from a fellow Facebook user, where she highlighted the “double standards” between men and women when it comes to displaying and exploring their sexuality.
“Ariana all respect, but dangerous woman I loved but the trouble is that in [the video] salts like a wh***!… sorry for the rudeness, I only just said the truth… SORRY,” the Facebook user wrote in a comment posted underneath Grande’s new music video last week, which caused Ariana to fire back with a feminist comment of her own.
“When will people stop being offended by women showing skin / expressing sexuality?” Grande wrote on the social media site in reply to the comment. “Men take their shirts off / express their sexuality on stage, in videos, on Instagram, anywhere they want to… all. the. time.”
“The double standard is so boring and exhausting,” Ariana continued in the Facebook comment last week. “With all due respect, I think it’s time you get your head out of you’re a**. Women can love their bodies too!!”
Twitter user @FreddyAmazin shared a screen shot of Ariana’s comments on the 140-character site on April 10 alongside the caption, “Ariana Grande’s reply to someone on Facebook slut-shaming her music video” and clapping hands emoji, which has already “liked” close to 11,000 times.
Ariana Grande’s remarks come just weeks after the pop star revealed that the title of the track, “Dangerous Woman,” and her upcoming album of the same name are actually derived from comments once made by feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi.
Ariana revealed the origin of the name in an Instagram post posted on her official Instagram account on February 24, where Grande posted a photo of the writer with the caption, “They said, ‘You are a savage and dangerous woman. I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.’ – Nawal El-Saadawi.”
This is just the latest in a slew of remarks Ariana has previously made on social media about the double standards between men and women expressing their sexuality, which has included a number of feminist messages penned by the “Focus” singer.
Back in June 2015, Grande posted a lengthy feminist message on her official Twitter page after Ariana noted that she was constantly referred to as “Big Sean’s ex” by the media following her split from the rapper last year.
“I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present, or future PROPERTY/POSSESSION,” Ariana Grande wrote in the message posted on her official Twitter page in 2015, which has been retweeted more than 100,000 times.
“If a man has sex… HE’S. A. STUD. A BOSSSS. A KING. If a women even TALKS about sex openly… she is shamed!” Grande continued on Twitter. “Clearly not been having the boy questions in my interviews lately because I have come to the realization that I have SO. MUCH. MORE. to talk about.”
“I know y’all already know this but the double standard and misogyny are still ever present,” Ariana Grande added in the lengthy social media post in part, where she told fans that she “can’t wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they’re dating / married to / attached to, having sex with (or not) / seen with…but by their value as an individual.”
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