Ariana Grande Reflects On The 'Unhealthiest' Period Of Her Life, Asks Fans To 'Be Gentle' When Discussing Body Image

12 April 2023 | 1:50 pm | Mary Varvaris

Grande told fans, “The body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body."

(Ariana Grande via Facebook)

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Ariana Grande has made a TikTok video responding to fans who have been commenting on her appearance and body image, urging them to “be gentle” when talking about her (or anybody else’s) body.

She opened the video message by stating, “I think we should be gentler and less comfortable commenting on people’s bodies. If you think you’re saying something good or well-intentioned, whatever it is… Healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy… We just shouldn’t. 

“We should really work towards not doing that as much. There are ways to compliment someone or to ignore something that you see that you don’t like that I think we should help each other work towards.”

The Into You singer’s statement arrives after fans have shared concerns about her present appearance. 

Grande responded to said concerns with the following explanation, “There are many different kinds of beautiful. There are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful.”

She continued, “The body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body.

"I was on a lot of antidepressants and drinking on them and eating poorly and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider my healthy. But that, in fact, wasn’t my healthy.

Grande concluded, "You never know what someone is going through, so even if you are coming from a loving place and a caring place, that person probably is working on it, or has a support system that they are working on it with. You never know, so be gentle with each other and with yourselves.” Watch the TikTok below.

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In a recent The Music interview, Vengaboys sang Ariana Grande's praises when they were posed with the question, is old music killing new music? Robin Pors said, “I don't believe that, because there are a lot of good artists – they are new and they're amazing and they're very popular. You have Ariana Grande, you have Sam Smith – you name it… I don’t think the world is too small for music.”