Ariana Grande is lashing out at anyone who thinks Mac Miller’s car wreck and DUI is somehow her fault because, as she puts it … she’s NOT his mother or his babysitter. Ariana responded to one Twitter troll in particular … saying she had cared…
Earlier this month, Ariana Grande and Mac Miller split after almost a year of dating.
About a week later, Mac Miller was arrested for a DUI hit-and-run. That’s no laughing matter.
When a fan took to Twitter to accuse Ariana of being somehow at fault for Mac’s troubles, Ariana shut that down in the best way.
Following Ariana Grande’s powerful BMA’s performance, she’s been a topic of conversation — even more than usual.
Someone on Twitter apparently needed to get some thoughts about Ariana off of their chest, and on Monday, tweeted:
“Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude …”
We should interject here that this is referring to Ariana’s reported “very new” relationship with Pete Davidson, to which we referred on the anniversary of the Manchester Arena Bombing.
“… After he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood.”
Really? He couldn’t think of anything more heartbreaking than that happening in Hollywood?
Ariana clapped back, hard. As one Twitter user phrased it: “ARIANA! HAD! TIME!” Because she is not mincing words.
“How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them.”
She also takes the time to correct a misconception, though of course no amount of art obligates someone to stay in a relationship.
“Which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella is about me).”
She emphasizes that she was Mac’s girlfriend.
“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be.”
She was also not his nurse or his therapist.
She says that she’s careda bout his health and well being, starting long before they were dating.
“I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years.”
She clarifies that their breakup doesn’t change her desire for him to be happy and healhty.
“(And always will, of course)”
She continues, however.
“But shaming and blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s–t together is a very major problem.”
There is so much of that in the world.
“Let’s please stop doing that.”
Keep in mind that some have tried to blame one of the victims for last week’s Sante Fe High School shooting because she rebuffed the shooter’s sexual harassment.
“Of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was.”
Most people in relationships don’t tell you what it was really like while it’s happening. That absolutely applies to people who are dating people with substance abuse issues.
“I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out.”
She is such a sweetheart.
“And that any other woman in this position does as well.”
She ends her epic shutdown with a simple outline of a heart.
The person who posted the original tweet wrote up a lengthy response, saying:
“I’m really sorry this is something you took the time to read and that upset you enough to make such a thoughtful reply.”
“I know nothing about your relationship and the heartache you both feel.”
“I in no way think you are the cause of Mac’s shortcomings. We all have our demons to keep at bay, and I truly worry about his well being.”
“I am very sorry I hurt you and I’m sorry you feel my tweet stigmatizes women for ending a toxic relationship. That wasn’t my intention at all.”
It’s safe to say that most people who write about a celeb without actually using their Twitter handle or any tags don’t expect an interaction.
When there is a response, it’s usually in the form of a “like” or perhaps a heart emoji, because most people have positive things to say.
There is no way that this person was expecting Ariana to see their post. They weren’t trying to be cruel, they were just placing blame in the wrong place.
And we think that they learned their lesson.
Ariana is such a strong voice and such an inspiration. She’s the hero that this world needs.
Tuesday was the one year anniversary of the May 22 Manchester Arena bombing that left twenty-three people dead and hundreds wounded.
Ariana Grande had already performed a powerful trubute to the victims and her fellow survivors just two days earlier.
To mark the anniversary, she sent out a much more direct message.
Ariana tweeted from the heart, writing:
“Thinking of you all today and every day.”
Here she included a bee emoji, or beemoji. The bee is the symbol of Manchester.
“I love you with all of me.”
She is so good and so pure.
“And am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day”
There is no easy or perfect way to address a tragic terrorist bombing that left dozens of children injured or dead.
Some would just put up an image in memory of the fallen and of the shattered lives.
After all, there are situations for which words fail.
Others would pen a miniature essay, hoping that if they say enough, they can somehow live up to the gravity of the anniversary that they are mourning.
But Ariana kept her tweet short and simple. She said what she needed to say.
Besides, she had already said so much in a recent interview.
Last week, Ariana spoke to Time.
“There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever.”
Trauma can last a lifetime.
“Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world.”
She is so sweet.
“I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day.”
Remember, she’s a fellow survivor of that terrible suicide bomber’s attack.
“I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it.”
We know that it might sound fake, but recovery from trauma is possible. But it takes time.
“But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”
Earlier this month, Ariana and Mac Miller broke up.
That is not in any way comparable to the trauma of surviving a terrorist attack, but that has to be on her mind, too.
However … she may have a distraction from her last relationship. In the form of her new relationship.
According to People’s report, they have been able to confirm that Ariana is casually dating Pete Davidson.
Pete is part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. In fact, when he joined, he was the youngest person ever cast on SNL.
He is also frequently brought up in internet arguments about which person on SNL is the most attractive, though he, like everyone else, generally loses to Kate McKinnon.
According to the reports, Ariana and Pete’s relationship has “just started.”
And it is said that “it’s very casual.”
The two were even spotted togther at the Billboard Music Awards.
“After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her.”
“They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”
This sounds so cute. Ariana Grande deserves good things.
We hope that she’s finding comfort on this very grim anniversary.