A 27-year-old Toronto-based freelance writer, Roslyn Talusan, was bombarded by racist and transphobic messages and tweets from countless Ariana Grande fans after openly criticizing the singer on Twitter.
The aggressive messages and death threats began flowing in over a period of several days after Talusan responded to Grande’s now-deleted tweet criticizing writers, which read, “People are so lost. one day everybody that works at all them blogs will realize how unfulfilled they are and purposeless what they’re doing is and hopefully shift their focus elsewhere.”
When Ariana Grande unveiled her unfortunate Japanese tattoo last week, the internet’s immediate reaction was mostly of ridicule.
This is because instead of reading “7 Rings” in Kanji — in reference to her song of the same name — her ink translated more closely to shichirin, a type of small Japanese charcoal grill.
Yesterday, Ariana Grande made headlines with her tragic tattoo blunder which consequently became a viral joke on twitter. The singer’s new palm tattoo was meant to read “7 Rings” to commemorate the success of her single; however, the Kanji symbols “七輪” actually means “sichirin” or a small Japanese BBQ grill.
Twitter users were quick to point out that while the symbols “七” and “輪” mean “seven” and “ring” respectively when standing alone, this unfortunately was not the case when the symbols were put together.
Last night Ariana Grande revealed her new dainty palm tattoo, which was meant to say “7 Rings,” to commemorate the success of her new single. However, native Japanese speakers pointed out in the comments that the tattoo actually meant “BBQ Grill” in Japanese.
Although Ariana quickly took down the original Instagram post, Twitter users weren’t going to let her off that easy.
Certain stories write themselves too easily. When Kris Wu took up six of the top seven spots on iTunes’ U.S. charts after releasing his debut solo studio album, leaving Ariana Grande’s viral single “Thank U, Next” at fourth, accusations of foul play ran amok on Twitter. Wu quickly dropped from iTunes rankings afterwards. Grande herself ended up liking a tweet which insinuated Wu’s U.S. chart success was the result of bots.
What if I told you the Chinese-American War began not from Trump-fueled trade disputes or the governance of Taiwan, but rather from Kris Wu’s “Antares” album? In a period of high blood pressure and immense, often understandable sensitivity, the mere appearance of a beef, a semblance of disrespect towards one of China’s biggest stars from one of America’s biggest stars, was enough to conjure tweets like these:
In a very surprising turn of events, Ariana Grande cancelled her Vietnam concert, leaving fans with mixed emotions on August 23.
Citing unspecified health issues, the 24-year-old pop sensation apologized to her fans through an Instagram live post, a few hours before her scheduled stage appearance, according to Taiwan News.
Ariana Grande was set to perform at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea on August 14 as part of her “Dangerous Woman” tour, but left fans with a sour taste following the concert’s conclusion.
According to Allkpop, fans are criticizing the 24-year-old pop star for her “rude” and “unprofessional” behavior. Grande agitated her restless fans after arriving late at the concert venue.