Pop sensation Ariana Grande said in an interview with Vogue released Tuesday that she will happily risk selling fewer records to speak out on issues like gun control and Trump-era “fuckery.”
The wide-ranging interview covered several topics — from the artist’s childhood to her ex-boyfriends — but it briefly focused on politics, with Vogue describing Grande as “passionately pro-LGBTQ” and “passionately anti–Donald Trump.” The “7 Rings” singer proudly exclaimed that she would “rather sell fewer records” and “be outspoken” on what she views as “some fuckery” in the world.
“I would rather sell fewer records and be outspoken about what I think is some fuckery than sell more records and be . . . Switzerland,” she told the magazine. “Am I allowed to say that? I love Switzerland. The fake wokes are waiting to attack!”
This is not the first time Grande has waded in political waters. Grande appeared at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. last year, singing “Be Alright” to attendees.
The Grammy Award-winning artist also told Elle magazine last July that she would not stay silent on hot button issues, promising to use her “privilege” to “help educate people.”
“There’s a lot of noise when you say anything about anything. But if I’m not going to say it, what’s the fucking point of being here?” Grande said.
“Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to shut up and sing my songs,” she continued. “I’m also going to be a human being who cares about other human beings; to be an ally and use my privilege to help educate people.”
This year, Grande opened up voter registration booths are her concerts, set up by the liberal activist group HeadCount.org.
AMAZING NEWS. @ArianaGrande invited us to register voters on her Sweetener tour. Together, we designed #thankunextgen, a program to help Ariana’s fans make their voices heard. Volunteer with us at one of her upcoming shows: https://t.co/sqxDsphgJw pic.twitter.com/r9eixIkrHg
— HeadCount (@HeadCountOrg) March 15, 2019
Last month, the “thank u, next” singer donated six-figure proceeds from a concert to Planned Parenthood, seemingly as a response to the passage of Georgia’s pro-life heartbeat bill.
Breitbart News reported:
Pop megastar and far-left activist Ariana Grande donated the six-figure proceeds from her sold-out concert in Atlanta, Georgia, to Planned Parenthood shortly after the state passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time — in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen told People. “This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for.”
Grande, a fan of former President Barack Obama, tweeted an “I miss you” message to him on Twitter last year.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 3, 2018
The singer made headlines in 2015 after licking donuts on an exposed tray at a California donut shop, later revealing that she “hates America.”