Ariana Grande is taking a leave of absence from the Internet.
This is understandable. The pop star told fans via an Instagram Story she’s taking a hiatus from the worldwide web.
Following the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, Ariana says she can’t seem to escape the insufferable and perpetual news cycle. For her mental health, it’s probably best she hides from it.
“Time to say bye bye again to the internet for just a lil bit,” Ari said.
“It’s hard not to bump news n stuff that I’m not trying to see rn. It’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep going. love u. and thank u for bein here always.”
In another photo, Ari said she “almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today!” The pop star was filming a taping of NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween (airing later this month).
“Not today Satan! Not tomorrow or the next day either not no more u can suck my big green d— finna sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love bye,” she added.
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Because The Internet Can Be Dark And Terrible. Ariana Grande Disables Instagram Comments Following Mac Miller’s Death
It didn’t take long for Internet trolls to swarm Ariana Grande’s Instagram posts with harassing and ominous messages blaming her for rapper Mac Miller’s death. The two dated for several years, but split up earlier this year – in large part due to his substance abuse issues.
This isn’t the first time Internet junk have blamed Ariana for Mac’s problems. Following his DUI arrest earlier this year, fans took shots at Ariana, and she put them in their place.
“How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella is ab me),” Grande wrote. “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be.”
She added: “I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years,” she continued. “(And always will of course) but shaming / blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that.”
My thoughts? She did publicize her relationship with Pete Davidson, and got engaged, relatively soon following her split with Mac. That had to sting. However, we don’t know what went on behind-closed doors between them. Ultimately, it’s not her responsibility to keep someone on the straight and narrow.
It’s an extremely sad situation – she very clearly deeply cared for Mac and now he’s gone far too soon. If you have something terrible to say to Ariana about Mac’s untimely death, you might want to do some self-eval.