Mayim Bialik has never shied away from making a statement… and she has plenty to say about an Ariana Grande billboard she recently came across. The Big Bang Theory star recently took to her blog to rant share some thoughts about the giant image of the scantily-clad pop princess.
"I am a bleeding heart liberal without exception. But I am old-fashioned. My kids have clothes they wear only to synagogue. I don't favor my kids cursing. I dress modestly. I don't want my kids learning about sex from billboards. Stuff like that," she began. "Which is why a few billboards I have seen lately really bug me."
So (drum roll please), which ad is at the top of her list?
"There is one for Ariana Grande. I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does," she reveals, but that doesn't mean the mother of two can't take a guess. "Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery because every woman over 22 wishes she has that body, I'm sure. Why is she in her underwear on this billboard though?"
While Mayim doesn't link to an image of the billboard in question, we're guessing it features the cover for Grande's new album, My Everything, which shows the 21-year-old perched on a chair in a frilly black bra and panties and white stilettos.
"And if she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie? I mean, I know that society is patriarchal and women are expected to be sexy and sexually available no matter what we do in society, but I guess now I need to explain that to my sons?"
Bialik did take to Twitter to clarify the fact that she isn't trying attack Grande.
The 38-year-old thesp also calls out Masters of Sex and Levi's jeans for over-sexed advertising as well, but – regardless of her intentions – her focus does remain squarely on Grande until the bitter end.
"I just don't understand why this is what ads need to look like. What good does it do for humanity or society? Why do I have to be OK with young women literally in lingerie on gigantic billboards? If I want to see women in lingerie, I can walk through any mall with a Victoria's Secret."
That's true; though something tells us this self-declared "crotchety old lady" doesn't shop there all that much.
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