Ariana Grande has hit out at the ‘straight, white, old men’ running for election when the country is made up of ‘so many diverse, beautiful people’
Ariana Grande has hit out at the ‘straight, white, old men’ running for election.
The Thank U, Next hitmaker admitted she was ‘very nervous’ about the presidential race between 74-year-old President Donald Trump and 77-year-old Joe Biden and she feels there needs to be more diversity among those who run for office as it’s not representative of modern America.
‘I really hope that we’re able to make a difference and take back our power this year,’ the crooner said while on the Zach Sang Show.
Taking a stand: Ariana Grande had some choice words to say about the absence of POC candidates in the 2020 election; seen here in the Positions music video
A certain look: The Thank U, Next hitmaker admitted she was ‘very nervous’ about the presidential race between 74-year-old President Donald Trump and 77-year-old Joe Biden and she feels there needs to be more diversity
‘How are we gonna get this right for a country that is made up of so many different, diverse, beautiful people if the whole s**t is being run by straight, white, old men?’ she said.
‘That’s not fair. You know? How! How will we get this right?’ added the songbird.
Last year, Ariana partnered with HeadCount, which allowed her fans to register to vote at concert venues while attending her Sweetener tour. She was pleased to be able to play a part, said Grande.
Shining a light: Grande’s video displayed postal workers from diverse backgrounds as holding the country together
She said: ‘It was cool to have HeadCount on tour with me and to be able to register over 20,000 people.’
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old star hit out at young people who have continued to gather at big parties against official advice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Referencing Western-themed restaurant Saddle Ranch – which is popular with TikTok stars and influencers – she said: ‘Couldn’t we have just stayed at home for a few more weeks?
‘All the other countries were fine and are better than we are. Did we all really need to go to f****** Saddle Ranch that badly that like we couldn’t have waited for the deathly pandemic to pass? Like we are really needed to put on our cowgirl boots and ride a mechanical bull that badly? We all needed that Instagram post that badly?’
Setting an example: The Positions video depicted a female-led version of different branches of the government
New year, new album: the pop superstar’s sixth album was released on October 30, 2020