Ariana Grande, the 29-year-old singer and Wicked star, recently took a moment from her busy schedule to address the ongoing conversation surrounding her body image. It’s been a hot topic lately, with people commenting on how she looks in recent photos. In a candid video, Ariana shared her thoughts on the matter and encouraged her fans to be kinder to one another and themselves.
“I don’t do this often. I don’t like it, I’m not good at it,” she began, before diving into the subject. Ariana wanted to join the conversation this time and candidly discuss her own experiences with body image.
Ariana urged her fans to be more mindful when commenting on people’s bodies, regardless of their intent. She believes that there are better ways to compliment someone or simply ignore aspects of their appearance that might not be to one’s liking.
She also wanted to emphasize that beauty and health can come in various forms. For Ariana, the body that many people consider her healthiest was actually her most unhealthy. She shared that during that time, she was on anti-depressants, drinking, and eating poorly, making it the lowest point of her life. Ariana hopes that by being open about her experiences, others may benefit from her vulnerability.
Ariana reminded her fans that they never truly know what someone is going through, so it’s important to be gentle with each other and themselves. She also extended love to her fans, assuring them that they are beautiful no matter what phase they are in, their weight, makeup choices, or cosmetic procedures.
Ariana Grande’s heartfelt message encourages us all to be kinder and more accepting of both ourselves and others, recognizing that beauty comes in many forms. Watch her full video below to hear her inspiring words.