Ariana Grande has slammed the trolls who have been body-shaming her on social media.
Grande, 29, is one of the biggest singers in the world and is known for hits such as ‘7 Rings’, ‘Thank U, Next’, and ‘Into You’.
The ‘Side to Side’ artist has been in the limelight since 2009 – having been cast in the Nickelodeon TV show Victorious.
As Grande has been in the spotlight for some time, people have watched her grow up in front of their eyes – and it’s led to some trolls criticising how she’s changed over the years.
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The former Sam & Cat star has taken to TikTok and uploaded a video in which she addresses the criticism.
In the video, which has been viewed a staggering 46.1 million times, the ‘Bang Bang’ artist starts by saying that this is something she doesn’t like to do.
Grande continues: “I just wanted to address your concerns about my body and talk a little bit about what it means to be a person with a body and to be seen and to be paid such close attention to.
“I think we should be gentler and less comfortable commenting on people’s bodies, no matter what.
“If you think you’re saying something good or well-intentioned, whatever it is: healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, s**y, not s**y… we just shouldn’t.
“We should really work towards not doing that as much.”
The ‘Santa Tell Me’ singer says that there are ways to compliment someone without it being backhanded.
She adds that everyone should think hard about what they post on social media.
“There are many different kinds of beautiful. There are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful,” Grande explains.
The pop star then tells her fans the reason behind the TikTok video – revealing that she was at her ‘unhealthiest’ in the images that people have used to troll her.
Grande says: “I was on a lot of antidepressants, drinking on them, eating poorly, and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider ‘my healthy’.”
The 29-year-old then reminds people that that they don’t truly know what someone is through.
Concluding the video, Grande tells her fans that they should be happy in their skin ‘no matter what’.
She adds: “I just think you’re beautiful and wanted to share some feelings.”
The post has been met with praise from her fans, who have thanked Grande for being so honest.
One person comments: “Absolutely love this.
“No one deserves to have their body commented on especially when you don’t truly know the person. Thank you Ariana.”
Another viewer adds: “Your so sweet. I’m so sorry this has been a constant issue.”
“Sending all the love back to you our queen,” says a third.
Someone else pens: “Mother knows her body better than anyone else!!! I love you Ariana!”
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