7 Times Ariana Grande Perfectly Shut Down Disgustingly Sexist Haters

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Ariana Grande is someone you seriously can’t help but love. Sure, she had that whole #DoughnutGate scandal back in 2015, but since then she’s totally redeemed herself. Her album, Dangerous Woman, is basically one of the only good things that came out of the entire year of 2016, her relationship with her brother is serious sibling goals, AND she’s a self-proclaimed feminist who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

As a young woman living in THE WORLD — and especially as a young woman working in the entertainment industry — she comes into contact with misogyny and sexism all. the. time. But Ari isn’t the type of gal who will just laugh it off and let casual sexism go unnoticed. Instead, she isn’t afraid to confront the issues head-on, firing epic disses to haters who say misogynistic B.S. to her face.


When she called out her boyfriend's fan for objectifying her body

An encounter with someone who at first seemed like a harmless Mac Miller fan turned into a spectacle when he made intrusive remarks about the rapper and Ari's sex life.

Ariana is sexy as hell, man. I see you, I see you hitting that," the fan allegedly said.

The "Side to Side" singer commented on the fan's rude words saying, "Hitting that? The f*ck?? This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. Things like [this] happen all the time and are the kinds of moments that contribute to women's fear and inadequacy. I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure...We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and live on inside of us as shame."

While most applauded Ariana for speaking out so openly about an event that really hurt her, some people came back telling the pop princess that she was asking for those types of comments because of how sexually she acts in her songs and music videos.

She wrote in response, "Seeing a lot of 'but look how you portray yourself in videos and in your music! you're so sexual!' ... 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." There is nothing more to say: Ari frickin' killed it.

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When she called out the double standard for men and women expressing their sexuality

If you've seen Ari's "Dangerous Woman" music video, then you know it's pretty hot. However, one commenter on her Facebook was a little confused about what having a sexy music video suggests.

Jonathan Delgado wrote, "Ariana all respect, but "Dangerous Woman" I loved but the trouble is that in he music video salts like a whore!.. sorry for the rudeness, I only just said the truth... SORRY.” 'All respect'??? PUH-LEASE. Even though the comment got over 200 likes, Ari was quick to help little Jonny realize the error in his ways.

She hit the 'reply' button and wrote, "When will people stop being offended by women showing skin / expressing sexuality? Men take their shirts off / express their sexuality on stage, in videos, on Instagram, anywhere they want to... all. the. time. The double standard is so boring and exhausting. With all due respect, I think it's time you get your head out of your ass. Women can love their bodies too." *drops the mic.*

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When she absolutely schooled two radio DJs on their ignorance

This instance is one of Ariana's most iconic (and savage) example of just calling people on their sh*t. When a radio DJ asked her to choose between makeup and her phone, the "Side to Side" singer wanted to make sure the guy would live to regret it.

Keeping a cute smile on her face, she said, "Is this what you think girls have problems choosing between?"

The Power 106 DJs obvs didn't pick up what she was putting down, and then started on another sexist topic saying that unicorn Emojis were a girl thing. "Boys, many boys use the unicorn Emoji... you need a little brushing up on your equality over here, this one! Who says unicorn Emoji isn't for men? Come on," Ari said.

After they CONTINUED to give her a hard time about guys using the unicorn Emoji (dudes... get over it!) she was just straight up about being at the end of her rope and said, "I don't want to hang out at Power 106 anymore."

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When she let the world know that body-shaming of any kind will not be tolerated

If you're a celebrity in the limelight it seems like you can't do anything right, especially if you're a female star. You can't be too fat or too skinny, so basically no matter what size you are, someone has something to say about it. Ariana, who has been in the biz for a loooong time, has no problem speaking out and saying this needs to change.

When someone on Twitter wrote that they'd rather be with Modern Family's Ariel Winter over Miss Grande, calling the hitmaker a "stick" while comparing the two young ladies' bodies, your girl wasted no time in blasting the commenter for his shameful words.

"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's not sexy? Misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing and body shaming!!! Talking about one's body as if they're on display ASKING for your approval / opinion. THEY ARE NOT!!!!"

Along with thousands of retweeters and likers, Ariel threw her support to Ariana, too. "Thank you @ArianaGrande. Women should empower one another. Celebrate each other- you're all beautiful."

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When she put the whole media industry on blast

In the sixth episode of her behind-the-scenes YouTube series The Honeymoon Diaries, Ariana talked about how people constantly refer to her by connecting her to who she's dating, or dated. "I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy. I'm not Big Sean's ex, I'm not Niall [Horan]'s possible new girl. I'm Ariana Grande. If that's not enough, then don't talk to me! I'm on this feminist rampage at the moment. I'm me. I'm Ariana. Peace out." YAAAAAAS!

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... and then followed it up with an EPIC essay on feminism

After the Honeymoon Diaries episode aired, Ari felt the need to clarify what she meant when she said she "wasn't Big Sean's ex." She opted to post a very long essay-like post about women's empowerment, female activism and double-standards.

"I'm tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION. I... do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. And neither do you."

She continued, "If a woman has lots of sex (or any sex for that matter)... she's a 'slut.' If a man has sex... HE'S. A. STUD. A BOSSSSSS. A KING. If a woman even talks about sex openly... she is shamed! But if a man talks or RAPS freely about all the women (or more commonly used 'b*tches'/'hoes'... how lovely) he's had… he is regaled...I can't wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they're dating / married to/ attached to, having sex with (or not) seen with... but by their value as an individual." Can we get a round of applause for Ariana?

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When she wasn't afraid to shame a Hollywood icon for sexist remarks

Bette Midler may have won a Tony Award, as well as several Golden Globes, Grammys and Emmys, but that doesn't mean that Ariana is afraid to tell her how it is. The Hocus Pocus actress said some pretty off-color things about the former Nickelodeon star, stating, "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, slithering around on a couch, looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold. ... You don't have to make a wh*re out of yourself to get ahead. You really don't." WTF?!.

Ari roasted the movie legend by posting an old photo of Bette in a skimpy outfit, with text saying, "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgment! I'm not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! always a fan no matter what my love."

Keeping with her "women need to support other women attitude," Ari perfectly shut down Bette (who eventually apologized) while still taking the highroad... which basically sums up how Ariana became the feminist icon (yeah, we said it) that she is today!

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