Ariana Grande claimed that in the past, both alcohol and antidepressants had an impact on her weight.
After being recently criticized for her appearance on social media, singer Ariana Grande urged her followers to be “softer and less comfortable” when it comes to expressing themselves and other people’s bodies.
She claimed in a TikTok video that her body “gets so much attention” and that she “wanted to address concerns” because of this.
It follows comments made by users about recent apparent weight loss.
According to Grande, they were contrasting “my current body” with “my body in its most unhealthy state.”
The 29-year-old American celebrity said: “At the lowest point in my life, when I appeared to be healthy but wasn’t, I was taking a lot of antidepressants, binge drinking, and eating poorly.
“I know I shouldn’t have to explain this, but I have a feeling maybe there will be an openness and a kind of vulnerability here [mean] something good could come of it. I don’t know, but that’s the first thing. Healthy can look different.”
‘Many Different Kinds of Beautiful’
She continued, “The second thing is you never know what someone’s going through. Even if you come from a loving place and a caring place, chances are that person is working on it or has a support system that they are working on with.
“You never know. So be gentle with each other and with yourself.”
Emphasizing that “there are many different types of beauty,” Grande suggested fans avoid making even “well-intentioned” comments about how “healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy” people could look like.