Ariana Grande Fights Back Against Body Shamers Comparing Her to Ariel Winter

Ariana Grande and Ariel Winter
Ariana Grande fought back against body shamers who compared her to Modern Family actress Ariel Winter on Monday, Nov. 2. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; David Livingston/Getty Images

Nuh-uh! Ariana Grande was none too pleased when a commenter body-shamed her on her own Instagram account — and she let the hater have a (very public) piece of her mind.

On Monday, Nov. 2, the “Focus” singer reposted the offending comment, which compared her to Modern Family actress Ariel Winter and suggested that Grande’s thin frame wasn’t sexy.

“Sigh…. tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay. About anyone!!!” the 22-year-old pop star wrote alongside the screenshot. “We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy! Loving yourself is sexy! You know what is NOT sexy? Misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing and body shaming!!!”

Grande continued on with her rant, slamming the commenter for his or her ignorance.

“Talking about people’s bodies as if they’re on display ASKING for your approval/ opinion,” she continued. “THEY ARE NOT!!!! CELEBRATE YOURSELF. CELEBRATE OTHERS. The things that make us different from one another make us BEAUTIFUL. BODY BOUNDARIES. LOVE LOVE LOVE ONLY.”

Winter, 17, caught wind of Grande’s response to negative commenters, and reposted the image with her own two cents.

“Thank you @arianagrande for posting this Instagram,” she wrote. “I especially believe in today’s world we all need to stick together — I believe in EMPOWERING other women and not putting them down. I celebrate everyone for who they are because that is what makes them beautiful. You ARE beautiful.”

This isn’t the first time Grande has spoken out against body shamers, misogynists, and other intolerant people.

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In a recent interview with Los Angeles’ Power 106 FM, the singer called out the two radio DJs for their sexist questions about unicorn emojis, cellphones, and makeup.

Asked what problems she hopes to fix in the world, the pop songstress was cut and dry.

“I have a long list of things I’d like to change… I think judgment in general,” she said. “Intolerance, meanness, double standard, misogyny, racism, sexism. You know, all that sh-t. There’s lots we’ve got to get started on. That’s what we need to focus on. We’ve got work to do.”

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