Ariana Grande Just Shut Down People Who Say She's 'Milking' Mac Miller's Death
Ariana Grande has had a year filled with highs and lows: Following her split with rapper Mac Miller, she began dating, got several tattoos with, and then was quickly engaged to Saturday Night Life cast member Pete Davidson. The two, however, broke up in mid-October shortly after the death of Miller. Grande has intermittently posted about Miller since his passing, a sign she's thinking of him and working through her grief over his unexpected death.
But Grande being Grande, practically anything she posts on social media makes headlines—and her posts about Miller have been no exception. Most of Grande's Twitter followers are fans who give their support and love, but there are, of course, a few bad eggs that think it's appropriate to question whether her posts about Miller are genuine. It even got to the point over Thanksgiving weekend that Grande had to defender herself against them.
On Thanksgiving one user posted "She milkin this shit bruh," along with a Complex story about a Miller tribute Grande had shared on her Instagram stories that day.
Grande saw this comment—and followed it up with a beautiful response: "i pray you never have to deal with anything like this ever and i’m sending you peace and love," she wrote.
She then followed it up with a string of tweets urging people not to use Twitter to spread hate. "some of the shit i read on here makes me sick to my stomach. it scares me the way some people think and i don’t like this world a lot of the time. if only we could be more compassionate and gentle with one another. that’d be sick," she wrote, adding, "like fuck" to emphasize her point.
She also got some love from Halsey: "ari the world could only dream of being as compassionate and gentle as you. and since ur being, as always, so classy and nice, allow me the honor of telling them to shut the fuck up," the singer wrote.
Grande finished by reminding everyone that however she chooses to grieve is absolutely fine. "everything i feel is valid and safe. everything i do is genuine and honest. there is no right or wrong during this period," she wrote.
True to Ari form, she signed off by keeping it positive: "sending u all a shit ton of love," then adding "peace."
Props to Grande for sending some much-needed positivity back into the world, even when the trolls are trolling.