Ariana Grande has left the internet divided after she posted a series of new pictures of herself wearing a particular type of makeup and posing for the camera. Shortly after the photos went viral, the American Singer was accused of ‘Asian Fishing’.
In spite of deleting the pictures, Grande’s latest pictures continued to circulate online, evoked a storm of angry responses.
In the posts, Ariana Grande was seen wearing an oversized jacket while posing for the camera. Unfortunately, netizens seem offended by the makeup she wore along with the outfit.
Ariana Grande looks incredible in newly shared photos. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/MBvbwpT0LJ— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 1, 2021
The photos went viral first on Reddit, then on Twitter.
Responding to the circulating photos, one Reddit user wondered, “Am I the only one who’s uncomfortable with the way Ari has altered her face?”
“…The way she takes pictures from certain angles (low) or wears makeup to conceal her eyelids, creating a mono lid look, makes her eyes appear less round and narrower. Her petite stature, which is a stereotype of East Asian women, and her cutesy submissive innocent’sex kitten’ persona, which is yet another fetishization of East Asian women.”
Reddit user teddyccino, went on to recall the 2019 events where Grande was also accused of blackfishing, adding, "I also find it interesting that a few years ago, Ari was accused of blackfishing because of her use of certain words, accent, using rap and hip hop in her music and of course her overzealous tanning (which her stans claimed was just down to her Italian background lol). These days, she is looking pretty pale, once again a beauty standard in East Asia."
For the unversed, Ariana had an eventful year. Ariana Grande got married and became a judge on the popular singing-reality show The Voice.
What is Asian Fishing?
Blаckfishing аnd Asiаn fishing аre two terms thаt аre used interchаngeаbly. When someone of non-Asiаn аncestry tries to pаss themselves off аs Asiаn, this term is used. As а result, such аn аttempt frequently offends Asiаns, who perceive it аs fetishizing аnd sexuаlizing them.
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