Ariana Grande has set out to remind her fans–and all men–that she is not responsible for her ex’s bad behavior. No women is responsible for their ex or how they handle a breakup–when you’re a grown-ass man, that’s your own damn job. Just in case you were wondering.
This story begins a few weeks ago when Ariana’s ex boyfriend, Mac Miller, got a D.U.I. after totaling his G-Wagen. The two musicians broke up at the beginning of May after two years of dating and collaboration. The breakup seemed amicable and the artists remained friends and public supporters of their respective work. Ariana went so far as to say that, “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form.” So far so good!
Immediately, there were rumors that Ariana Grande was dating SNL’s Pete Davidson. A week later, Mac Miller ends up wrapping his car around a telephone pole. That’s not good, and we hope that Mac Miller finds the support and help that he needs. Fans speculated that the rapper was upset that Ariana dumped him for another man, explaining his destructive behavior. Ariana Grande decided to respond to one such Tweet on May 23.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2018
That’s an amazing clapback to a ridiculous theory. Ariana’s right–your ex-girlfriend or your ex-partner isn’t your babysitter! While we should all try to help and respect our fellow human beings, keeping your shit together after a breakup is on you.
It looks like Ariana’s Tweet touched a nerve! It has 64,000 retweets and 225,000 likes. The original poster apologized and recognized her point, and Ariana accepted his apology. (That’s some sort of record for Twitter, and major respect for the original poster.) But this is more important than one Tweet. This is about the fact that women are held to a crazy (and sexist) standard in and out of relationships. A woman isn’t responsible for her ex’s bad behavior. Preach, Ariana.