"Personally, for me, the body that you've been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body," Grande shared.
Singer Ariana Grande is being open about her mental health and recent insults about her body. The 29-year-old singing sensation shared how the recent comments about her body type and her health affect her. According to PEOPLE, Grande also opined that she wanted to share how the health of a person is at times judged and irrationally linked to their body. The No Tears Left to Cry singer shared that she doesn’t do it often but she felt it's important to address it.
She vocalizes her thoughts on body shaming and the definitions of a healthy body. "I don't do this often. I don't like it. I'm not good at it,” she said. “But I just wanted to address your concerns about my body and talk a little bit about what it means to be a person with a body and to be seen and to be paid such close attention to," she began.
"There are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful. And personally, for me, the body that you've been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body," she added.
"I was on a lot of anti-depressants and drinking on them and eating poorly and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider my health, but that wasn't my healthy," the star shared. The Grammy-winning singer continued, “Healthy can look different," as she voiced her opinion around all the words around her body. She rubbished the claims that she was healthier earlier and her health deteriorated post the changes, but the musician shared that it was the opposite.
"The second thing is you never know what someone is going through, so even if you're coming from a loving place or a caring place, that person probably is working on it or has a support system that they're working on it with. You never know, so be gentle with each other and yourselves," she added. "Sending you guys a lot of love, and I think you're beautiful no matter what you're going through, 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," expressed Grande as the end of the video.
"I just think you're beautiful and wanted to share some feelings. Have a very beautiful day, and I'm sending you a lot of love," she said as she concluded the video before sharing it over the platform. The video garnered a positive response as everyone agreed with what the star said and supported the American actor and singer for speaking up for the right cause.
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