Ariana Grande has come a long way since that infamous donut scandal of 2015.
The ponytail-loving vocalist has made it her mission to speak out against sexism and gender stereotypes. She uses her social media platforms to call out everyday sexism, and she even shut down two radio personalities who asked her stereotypical questions that focused on makeup and cell phones — not her talent.
Now, Ariana is coming after a stranger who made sexual comments about her in front of her boyfriend, Mac Miller.
Ariana and Mac Miller were grabbing a bite to eat when a "fan" approached them.
"Went to pick up food with my boyfriend tonight and a young boy followed us to the car to tell Mac that he’s a big fan," Ariana posted on Twitter. "He was loud and excited and by the time M was seated in the driver's seat, he was literally almost in the car with us.”
Ariana told her Twitter followers that the encounter was "cute" and "exciting" — until the stranger made an inappropriate comment that stopped her in her tracks.
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!' *pause* Hitting that? The f--k? 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.
She said she felt “really quiet and hurt” after the incident, adding that it’s moments like that which “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," Ariana wrote. "I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect. It hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable enough using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease.”
Tell 'em, Ari.
By calling out her objectifier, Ariana was able to rise above her awful experience and helped other women in the process. What a queen.