Ariana Grande is speaking frankly about the “concerns” surrounding her weight and appearance. Many followers and fans have voiced worry about her current appearance and in a new TikTok video, the superstar singer addressed the rumors swirling about her body and health. Grande, who is currently filming Wicked, posed the video yesterday and urged everyone to take some time to be considerate and thoughtful before paying what they see as a compliment or judging someone’s body without knowing the full scope of what’s happening.
The video showed Grande without her Wicked makeup and wearing sweats. The took the cozy moment to speak to her fans and tell them that being a little more “gentle” can go a long way.
“I think we could be, I think we should be, gentler and less comfortable commenting on people’s bodies, no matter what,” Grande said in the clip. “If you think you’re saying something good or well-intentioned, whatever it is — healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy — we just shouldn’t. We should really work towards not doing that as much.”
She continued with a sentiment that everyone can take to heart, telling viewers to “aim towards being safer” and to take the time to consider whether “compliments” can be shared or ignored.
“There are ways to compliment someone or to ignore something that you see that you don’t like that I think we should help each other work towards,” she said. “Just to aim towards being safer and keeping each other safer.”
The heartfelt message comes as Grande has been away from the spotlight. After her coaching gig on The Voice, she went straight into the production of Wicked, though she did take some time to attend a party with Michelle Yeoh after this year’s Oscars.