Ariana Grande takes bullying seriously. And so should you! Hurtful teasing is NOT okay. And in an exclusive article published by The Huffington Post, Ariana explains why...
In a lengthy note to her fans and readers, Ariana explained her personal experiences with bullying. She explained, "People tend to think that because I'm a performer and I don't go to a regular high school that I haven't personally been affected by bullies. But it's actually quite the contrary. I still have to deal with people in my everyday life, even adults who act as if they're in middle school and make it very clear to me that they don't want me around. Naturally, it's taken me a long time to figure out how to deal with that. One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn't like you. Especially when you don't know what you've done to deserve it. You start to believe that you are the problem and that you need to change something about yourself to be liked, but I've come to learn that it's really not our problem, it's theirs."
Then she lent a few words of advice. She said, "Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are...We're all fabulous. Everyone. Even the bullies, although they might not see it. All we can do is wish them happiness and celebrate our own. Don't ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It's too short and you're too special."
We admire Ariana for this note of inspiration and encouragement. These are words to live by!