Ariana Grande Breaks Down Why It's Never Ok to Objectify Women

December 28th 2016

Almie Rose

Ariana Grande just wrote a very eye-opening note on Twitter about being objectified by a fan and how he made her feel "sick."

Ariana Grande

"Hitting that? the fuck??"

The "Side to Side" singer described on Twitter Tuesday a recent situation she was in with her boyfriend, Mac Miller, and an overzealous fan. Upon seeing the couple together, the fan expressed his admiration for her rapper boyfriend, but the encounter took a turn for the worse when the fan made a statement to them that she wrote made her feel "sick and objectified."

"... i [sic] see you hitting that!!!" she claimed the fan shouted to her boyfriend. 

"Hitting that? the fuck??" Grande wrote in regards to her immediate thoughts of the bold comment and went on to break down why it's disrespectful to speak about a woman in that manner. 

"This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. [...] I've felt really quiet and hurt since that moment ... I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure. I'm an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect," she wrote. 

"We are not objects or prizes."

Grande continued in writing that she wanted to share this encounter publicly because it's probably a familiar experience for many women and needed to get called out. 

"[...] I know very well that most women know the sensation of being spoken about in an uncomfortable way publicly or taken advantage of publicly by a man. We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame," she wrote. "We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel uncomfortable because if we don't, it will just continue. We are are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS."

But one Twitter user responded directly to the singer calling her "hypocritical":

The 23-year-old tweeted a response, which pointed out that regardless of how a woman decides to express her sexuality that it should in no way give anyone a free pass to disrespect her. She added that women should always be treated with respect whether they're dancing in a music video or walking down the street

She went on to add, "It hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable enough using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease."