Ariana Grande will never let a sexist remark go unnoticed, if a recent radio interview is any indication.
The hitmaker behind songs such as "Problem" and "Love Me Harder" was on L.A.'s Power 106 FM radio with DJs Eric D-Lux and Justin Credible recently when she faced a series of questions and comments that had her shooting the hosts down hard.
At one point Justin Credible asked her, "If you could use makeup or your phone, one last time, which one would you pick?
Her response: "Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between? Is this men assuming that that's what girls would have to choose between?"
Grande was then asked, "Can you really go anywhere without your cell phone?"
"Yes!" she responded.
But the awkward exchanges didn't end there. In talking about her cell phone use, she said she prefers direct interaction with people when she's sitting at the dinner table.
To that D-Lux said, "Ladies learn! Listen and learn, ladies!"
And again, Grande had to respond: "Boys learn! Come on! Come on! Boys and girls, we can all learn."
The awkwardness continued as the conversation turned to emojis. Grande said she loves the unicorn emoji, and then D-Lux said, "girls."
Not learning from Grande's previous answers, the singer pointed out that "many boys use the unicorn" and that the hosts "need a little brushing up on equality over here."
Unconvinced, Credible asked whether that's true, and pointed out that he's never used a unicorn emoji himself.
And to that Grande said, "All right. I've changed my mind. I don't want to hang out at Power 106 anymore."
The hosts continued laughing, and while Grande maintained a friendly demeanour throughout the interview, it was clear she wasn't happy with what she was being asked.
This isn't the first time that Grande has taken a stand for gender equality.
In June, after she and fellow musician Big Sean broke up, she tweeted an essay saying she was "tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future."
And last month, her mother Joan tweeted the following picture from a magazine stand:
What's wrong with this picture?? pic.twitter.com/NJOi4sUyHs— Joan Grande (@joangrande) October 18, 2015
Grande made some great points in response:
@joangrande oh! so women are only interested in tabloids& if I want to read about cars, business, science I have to go to the MEN'S section?— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 18, 2015
@joangrande and I know mannnnnnnny men who are going to the magazine section for a Cosmo or Vogue or an Elle! 💅— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 18, 2015
Pro tip: when an interviewee appears uncomfortable with sexist remarks, stop making them. Don't push on through and hope they'll become amenable to your perspective. Better yet, try to change yours.
As Grande said herself, come on!
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