Don’t mess with Ariana Grande, or her fans will take to Twitter and demand your talk show get canceled. That’s what happened to television personality Wendy Williams Thursday, after she said that Grande looked like a 12-year-old girl on her nationally syndicated talk show, "The Wendy Williams Show."
“She’ll forever look 12. I don’t mean that in a good way,” Williams said on Thursday’s show. The TV host talked about Grande’s height, mentioning she’s 4 feet 11 inches tall, and then added: “I don’t look at her as a woman.” In reality, the “Problem” singer is 22.
— angie (@dulcetgrandes) August 13, 2015
Fans began to trend the hashtag #CancelWendyWilliams, thanks to Twitter user @dulcetgrandes.
— becca grande☽ (@thelovebecca) August 14, 2015
Some fans accused Williams, 51, of body shaming.
— sumaya シ (@grandefilter) August 14, 2015
Many fans simply disagreed with Williams.
— Michael Jackson Stan (@falltrilogy) August 13, 2015
It’s not the first time Grande has found herself in a controversy, though most recently she was on the other side of the criticism. Over Fourth of July weekend, the pint-sized diva was caught licking a doughnut she didn’t pay for and then laughing. She also said, “I hate America,” on her native country’s birthday.
The star issued a statement that seemed like a non-apology after she said she was just upset about childhood obesity. After even more criticism, she followed up with a more authentic apology.
"Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly, that you have no idea was taken, is such a rude awakening that you don't know what to do -- I was so disgusted with myself," she said July 11. "Not here to make any excuses or justify my behavior, because I can't...I'm just here to apologize.
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