Ariana Grande Slams Body Shamer Who Says She's Too Skinny
By Raphael Chestang
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Ariana Grande turned a negative comment into a teachable moment after being tagged on an insulting message.
"Got asked if I'd prefer @arielwiner1 or @ArianaGrande lol," a commenter posted, according to a screenshot Grande tweeted on Monday. "It would DEFINITELY be @arielwinter1. Curves are sexy. Sticks aren't."
"Tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay about anyone!!!" Grande, 22, responded. "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, labeling, comparing and body shaming! Talking about people's bodies as if they're on display ASKING for your approval/opinion. THEY ARE NOT!!! CELEBRATE YOURSELF. CELEBRATE OTHERS. The things that make us different from one another make us BEAUTIFUL. BODY BOUNDARIES. LOVE LOVE LOVE ONLY."
Grande posted her response as a reminder to fans that "you're beautiful."
Winter, 17, backed up Grande's sentiments in a tweet of her own, writing, "Thank you @ArianaGrande. Women should empower one another. Celebrate each other - you're all beautiful."
The Modern Family star recently underwent breast reduction surgery after she became uncomfortable with the attention her figure had been receiving.
"I mainly did it for myself," the actress said at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party on Oct. 2. "Yes, I had many comments, and it bothered me that that was kind of what I was known for. And that was kind of what people were commenting on my photos. That bothered me, but it wasn't the main reason I did it."
While body shaming had little to do with Winter's breast reduction surgery, she has spoken out about the legions of young girls who seek out plastic surgery due to peer bullying.
"There's so much in the media [telling people] you have to look a certain way," Winter said. "People feel so pressured that if they don't look this way they're not going to be beautiful."
Grande has shot back at body critics before. She posted a clip of herself waving goodbye through a car window along with the caption, "Me @ body shaming/slut shaming and other misogynistic/negative comments."