It Appears Ariana Grande Low-Key Dragged Taylor Swift For Not Taking A Public Political Stance

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Ariana Grande believes it’s her duty as a public figure to take a political stance despite its adverse consequences.

 

Ariana Grande believes it’s her duty as a public figure to take a political stance despite its adverse consequences.

 

 

Ari covers the new issue of Elle magazine. They put the pop star between a rock and a hard place when they kinda sorta referred to Taylor Swift in their question about whether celebrities should get political.

Here’s a copy + paste excerpt from the new interview:

 

 

A lot of mainstream top 40 types—those who, say, have a certain Reputation—are seemingly reluctant to take a political stance. The fear being, presumably, a loss of fan base and revenue.

“That’s wild to me,” Ariana says. She is loud and proud in her anti-Trumpism and has aligned herself with gun reform and Black Lives Matter. I wonder if she’s gotten any backlash.

“Of course!” she says. “There’s a lot of noise when you say anything about anything. But if I’m not going to say it, what’s the f—ing point of being here? Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to shut up and sing my songs. I’m also going to be a human being who cares about other human beings; to be an ally and use my privilege to help educate people.” For her, the role of the artist is to “not only help people and comfort them, but also push people to think differently, raise questions, and push their boundaries mentally.”

 

I see both sides. A celebrity has the right to choose whether they want to attach policy with their brand. On the other hand, it’s 2018 and we have Donald Trump as President of the free world. It’s almost criminal not to say something.

 

 

Ariana Grande for @ELLEUsa’s August 2018 Issue #ArianaGrande

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