Ariana Grande speaks out against a Mac Miller fan's lewd comment.
Ariana Grande has described an encounter with a fan of her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, as "harmful" and left her feeling "sickened".
The 23-year-old Side To Side singer posted a message on her official Twitter explaining the incident where the fan commented on the couple's sex life to Miller:
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28, 2016
Why anyone would think it's appropriate to talk to Miller or about Grande in such a manner is confusing, however the topic of women dealing with "locker room talk" from men is unfortunately not an unfamiliar one this year.
This is also far from the first time Ariana Grande has openly addressed sexist mindsets people still hold onto. In 2015, she famously shut down two male radio hosts who continually served up a slew of sexist stereotypes about women (16:30 onward), eventually expressing her desire to never return to the station:
Also last year, she spoke to Billboard Magazine about double standards, saying:
"If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off, and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration."
She filmed herself clarifying that she is a whole lot more than just a famous ex-girlfriend to rapper Big Sean:
And finally, Ariana addressed just one of the thousands of body shaming comments she and other female celebs receive daily online:
The amount of times Grande has addressed the issue paints a sad picture of how often women are subjected to sexist stereotypes about everything from their relationships to how often they use their phones.
Let's hope the fan finds a way to apologise directly to Ariana and Mac.