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Ariana Grande: 'Feminists can wear make-up'

Published 03/05/2016

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande wants people to stop trying to pin her down as a good girl or a bad one.

Ariana Grande wants haters to know there’s more than one type of feminist.

The issue of feminism in the showbiz world is nothing new, but a batch of fresh-faced A-listers are now taking on the fight, with stars like Emma Watson, 26, spearheading the latest revolution.

Ariana, 22, is also a keen supporter of the movement, though she often finds people doubt her passion.

“I’m a woman so I face my fair share of double standards and misogyny and ignorance on a daily basis,” the Dangerous Woman singer sighed to Britain’s Grazia magazine. “A lot of women think of the stereotype that comes with the word ‘feminist’. But there’s not just one type of feminist. You can be a feminist who gets their hair and make-up done, you can be a feminist who cuts their hair off and doesn’t wear any make-up. Who has lots of sex or who doesn’t. There’s no limit.”

She’s also bored of people who try to neatly pigeonhole her into one box. During her day-to-day life Ariana pulls off a sweet and demure look, but when on stage the star often opts for more revealing wardrobe choices.

“I feel like people are always constantly trying to pin me down as a good girl or a bad girl but I think women can be whatever, and me too,” she said.

Ariana adds that it’s not fair how women are treated, compared to men, when it comes to enjoying their sexuality. Alongside inspirational quotes, Ariana will often post photos of herself pouting or wearing barely there outfits on her social media accounts - something she is attacked for.

“When a young male artist posts a shirtless picture on Instagram the comments will be like, ‘Oh my God, hearts eyes, so hot, babe alert!’ Like whatever,” she shrugged. “If a woman posts a suggestive photo of anything that expresses her own sexuality or confidence within her body it’s a very different response.”

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