Last night, Ariana Grande took to Twitter to reveal details about a recent unpleasant encounter with a fan. The singer explains on social media that she was with her boyfriend Mac Miller when a male fan approached them, saying to Miller, ”Ariana is sexy as hell, man. I see you hitting that!” The artist speaks openly about the demeaning experience, stating that it “may not seem like a big deal” but she “felt sick and objectified.”
Things like [this] happen all the time and are the kinds of moments that contribute to women’s sense of fear and inadequacy. I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure … We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel uncomfortable because if we don’t, it will just continue. We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS.
You can read Grande’s powerful message in its entirety below:
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016