The singer Ariana Grande has condemned the media in a proclamation posted to twitter for having double standards with respect to men and women and for being “misogynistic.”
Grande was reacting to people focusing on her love life rather than her music career.
After breaking up with rapper Big Sean, Grande was linked by some publications to One Direction’s Niall Horan. She said that she felt the story about her love life took precedent over her own talents and successes as an artist.
She mentioned the unfair treatment of female pop stars and said “I meant what I said about not being Sean’s ex is that I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future.”
Grande added “If a woman TALKS about sex openly... she is shamed! But if a man talks or RAPS freely about all the women he’s had... he is regaled.”
She said she draws inspiration from a long line of female activists, and referenced Gloria Steinem’s famous feminist article After Black Power, Women’s Liberation.
Her statement received support from other stars such as Scooter Braun, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift.