Men of the world, do you enjoy seeing Ariana Grande ride a stationary bike on national television in platform heels and a V Stiviano visor?
Of course you do. We all do.
Please don't make me blind you with my bare hands, thus robbing you of that privilege for the remainder of your lives.
One among your ranks made the mistake of being a gross piece of shit on Tuesday night, prompting the “Side To Side” singer to share the story on Twitter and denounce female objectification.
He was loud and excited and by the time M was seated in the drivers seat he was literally almost in the car with us. I thought all of this was cute and exciting until he said 'ariana is sexy as hell man i see you, i see you hitting that!!!'
*DEAFENING TIRE SCREECH*
Buh… scuse… me?
So not only did this boy fail to comment on anything other than Ariana's sexual relationship to Mac Miller, he chose to do so as if she wasn't sitting right. fucking. there.
BUHSCUSE ME, YOUNG MAN.
The 23-year-old added,
This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. I was also sitting right there when he said it… Things like [this] happen all the time and contribute to women's sense of fear and inadequacy. 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.
Though the Grammy nominee admitted to feeling “quiet and hurt” in the hours since the interaction, she noted,
We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame. We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel uncomfortable because if we don't, it will just continue. We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS.
Ari is right. We are queens. And if a queen as seemingly untouchable as Ariana is getting harassed by some nobody on the street, you better believe we've all had our nights ruined by the same unacceptable behavior.
Thanks for speaking up, Ariana freaking Grande.
Thanks for shutting up, sad, strange men with inadequacy complexes who can only feel truly powerful when you're tearing women down to the horror of literally everyone else in attendance.
You're both doing womankind a solid.