Ariana Grande has torn into interviewers for their homophobic questions, and it’s gone viral
Ariana Grande has had to endure enough abuse over the past few months.
One US pastor even claimed that the One Last Time singer, who he called “pro-sodomy,” could be more dangerous than the terrorist who killed innocent children at her concert.
But it turns out that for Ariana, who captured Britain’s collective heart during the One Love Manchester concert, this was not the first time she has been forced to face ridiculous, off-the-wall criticism.
A clip of her 2015 interview with Los Angeles radio station KPWR has resurfaced this week, and has lit up the internet on its way to going viral.
Self-defined “bisexual fangirl” Kyia posted the video, calling the star “a feminist icon,” and once it was reposted by an Ariana fan account, it picked up more than 13,000 retweets and favourites.
The One Last Time singer was faced with a barrage of sexist and homophobic questions from DJs Justin Credible and Eric D-Lux during her time on Power 106FM.
To start with, they asked her: “If you could use your makeup or your phone one last time, what would you pick?”
Stunned – but not into silence – she responded: “Is that what you think girls have trouble choosing between?”
Ariana beat back the questioners’ attempts to paint all women as glued to their phones, explaining: “When I’m at a dinner table, I like to be present and talking, (with) eye contact.”
“Listen and learn, ladies!” came the response from the DJ.
“Boys, learn,” she shot back with maximum shade. “Come on. Boys and girls, we can all learn.”
Asked about her favourite emoji, Ariana told the presenters that “the unicorn’s great, obviously. Of course.”
“Girls,” the DJ interjected, derisively.
“Boys,” she responded, pointedly. “Many boys use the unicorn.”
“Well. Boys,” he said, with air quotes.
This homophobic defence of normative masculinity was not well received by the musician.
“Many boys use the unicorn,” Ariana said. “You need a little brushing up about equality.
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“Who says the unicorn emoji isn’t for men? Come on!”
And in a drop-the-mic moment, she remarked: “Real men use the unicorn emoji and aren’t afraid.”
Watch the full video below:
Ariana spent this entire interview educating these low-key sexist and homophobic interviewers.. I love her so much! pic.twitter.com/Bx6u75tgaW
— Ariana Grande Update (@ArianaGrandeCDs) July 16, 2017