Ariana Grande has been forced to defend ‘objectification’ post online


Earlier this week Ariana Grande took to Twitter to draw attention to an incident which took place between herself and a male fan.

Recalling the exchange, the 23-year-old singer told Twitter that she felt 'sick and objectified' after the man referred to her in degrading manner while speaking to her DJ boyfriend Mac Miller.

In a lengthy post on social media, Ariana called on female fans to speak out against individuals who objectify them – something which didn't sit well with all of her followers

Responding to the post, a number of Twitter users suggested Ariana was guilty of 'hypocrisy' considering the outfits she wears on stage and in video shoots.

"Ariana Grande literally parades around mostly naked & then has the gall to complain about being objectified? Wow," wrote one of the singer's followers.

Refusing to ignore the criticism, the singer returned to Twitter to address the accusations, writing: "Seeing a lot of "but look how you portray yourself in videos and in your music! You're so sexual!" ….

"I repeat expressing sexuality in art is not an invitation for disrespect !!! just like wearing a short skirt is not asking for assault."

"Women's choice. our bodies, our clothing, our music, our personalities….. sexy, flirty, fun. it is not. an open. invitation," she hammered home in a post which has amassed 98,000 likes.

"You are literally saying that if we look a certain way, we are yours to take. But we are not!!! It's our right to express ourselves," she finished.

Supporting Ariana, a fan of the star agreed with her stance, writing: "Her body, her choice and she deserves to be respected no matter what."