Ariana Grande’s passionate rant against homophobia: “I can’t take it. I don’t understand it. It’s so foreign to me”
Yeah, I thought it was a little wacko when she licked donuts over the summer but Ariana Grande more than redeems herself in my eyes by giving a passionate and expletive-filled rant against homophobia in a new interview.
‘It’s outrageous to me when I see people hate on someone because of their sexuality. I hate the intolerance. I hate the judgment. I hate it so much,’ she tells her Scream Queens boss Ryan Murphy who interviewed her for V Magazine.
Grande’s older brother, Frankie Grande, is openly gay and a performer who made it to the final five on TV’s Big Brother in 2014.
‘Most of my favorite people in my life are gay. It’s something I’m super passionate about, because whenever I would see my friends get bullied, or my brother get hurt for his sexuality, I would become a raging lunatic. I would literally become a raging lunatic because I just can’t take it.
‘When you see someone you love hurting, for such a superficial, bulls–t reason, it’s like, how small and spiritually unenlightened and dumb as f–k can a person be? How much further can your head get up your ass that you’re actually judging someone as a person based on their sexuality before you even have a conversation with them?’
Now 22, Grande was raised to be open and accepting.
‘I wasn’t raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay,’ she says. ‘So for me to meet people who use the word “faggot” as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can’t take it. I don’t understand it. It’s so foreign to me.
‘You know, my brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn’t a big deal for my family. Even my grandpa, who is like, super old-school, was like, Good for you!’