Ariana Grande is opening up about her health after fans scrutinized changes in her physical appearance.
In a TikTok video posted Tuesday, Grande addressed concerns about her weight in an apparent response to social media users who recently noted the singer’s thinner figure.
“I think we should be gentler and less comfortable commenting on people’s bodies no matter what,” Grande said. “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. We should aim toward being safer and keeping each other safer.”
The “Positions” singer added that “there are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful” and that her previous physical appearance reflected an unhealthy stage in her life.
“The body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body,” Grande continued. “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.
“I know I shouldn’t have to explain that. But I do feel like maybe having an openness and some sort of vulnerability here, something good might come from it.”
Grande reminded her followers that “you never know what someone is going through” and to refrain from judging other people’s bodies.
“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,” Grande said. “So, be gentle with each other and with yourselves.”
“I think you’re beautiful. No matter what you’re going through,” she concluded in her post. “No matter what weight, no matter how you like to do your makeup these days, no matter what cosmetic procedures you’ve had or not or anything.”
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