Atypical actor Michael Rapaport is going through the wrath of Arianators in all places.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, the comic was swiftly slammed on social media after taking to Twitter to touch upon pop star Ariana Grande’s look.
“Ariana Grande is 27 acts 12, you’re taking off these boots she hides her legs in, the cat eye make up and the genie pony story and I feel there’s hotter girls working the counter at Starbucks,” he wrote, captioning a throwback snapshot of the “Thank U, Next” hitmaker sans make-up, during which she seems to be in her teenagers. While linking to his I Am Rapaport podcast, the 48-year-old added, “No disrespect to Starbucks.”
At the time of this writing, Grande, who’s truly 25, has but to publicly reply to Rapaport’s controversial remarks. However, as may very well be anticipated, the comments sparked main backlash on-line. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than social media customers criticized Rapaport’s submit as sexist and bullying — together with the previous Friends actor’s personal followers.
As one individual tweeted in part, “I usually love you however this was uncalled for.” Meanwhile, one other fan wrote (through Us Weekly), “Another previous man telling a younger girl her price solely resides in her appears and tells her it isn’t sufficient. Dude, your profession went down the drain way back, YOU ARENT RELEVANT ANYMORE. Also, this tweet is definitely performing 12.”
For his half, Rapaport went on to defend himself amid the continuing controversy. “Just as a result of it is a girl doesn’t suggest I’m shaming her, doesn’t suggest I’m degrading to girls,” he famous in an episode of his podcast (through Page Six), including, “We know she’s gifted. Obviously it is a joke, I’m speaking s**t.”
For her half, the “Imagine” singer’s been making headlines of her personal this week, following ex-fiancé Pete Davidson’s alarming Instagram submit over the weekend. As Nicki Swift beforehand reported, the 25-year-old Saturday Night Live star sparked widespread concern after he seemed to be experiencing suicidal ideas. The comic lately spoke out in opposition to being bullied on-line within the fallout of the previous couple’s break up in October. In a since-deleted tweet, Grande expressed love and assist for her ex, writing partially, “All I would like everybody to be wholesome and glad. So desperately. Please. My god” (through E! News).
In the singer-songwriter’s first public look following the regarding ordeal, Grande helped pal Jimmy Fallon recreate the ever-popular and recurring holiday-themed sketch, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” alongside former SNL stars Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, and Horatio Sanz.