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Ariana Grande sends fans an empowering message—and they oblige with selfies
On Sunday morning, the “Side to Side” singer posted an Instagram story telling fans that she always loves getting to meet them in person, but it makes her “sad” when they cut themselves out of photos with her, or use emoji to hide their beautiful faces.
“You show me so much unconditional love all the time no matter what TF I look like,” she wrote. “You deserve to show yourselves that same kindness. Please learn to give that to yourselves! You will get there and you deserve it and I love you the very same way!”
It didn’t take long for her followers to get the memo. Within minutes, fans of all ages, races, and genders started posting photos of themselves under #SelfiesForAriana, thanking the pop star for giving them confidence.
— Liz (@Moonlight_Amour) March 11, 2018
— 𝓓 (@celestiaIic) March 11, 2018
— ✧ Ayesha Grande ✧ | 14 ♡ (@alavenderdream) March 11, 2018
— kyia ♡ (@Ioveisariana) March 11, 2018
— ryãn (@tbyfeminist) March 11, 2018
Grande responded to all the self-love on her Instagram story, too. She filmed herself scrolling through the endless selfies and let fans know she loves them “so gahhhhdamn much.”
“Y’all are such a light in my life thank you for making my day already,” she wrote.
Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.