Madison Beer Addresses “Bullying” Comments Accusing Her Of Copying Ariana Grande
She's called the criticism "sad and hurtful"
In an Instagram Live, she responds to a fan’s question about being called a “wannabe Ariana” on social media: “I’ve openly supported and loved and been a fan of Ariana's for years and years and years,” Madison replies.
“So, I think she would say and I would say that I think she makes things and does things to inspire. That’s what an artist is all about."
She continues: “I think it’s a little sad and hurtful when I see so many people really bullying and harassing me in a lot of ways, taking away the legitness of anything I do."
Madison explains: “I just don’t think we’re to be compared. We’re our own people. She’s definitely inspired me because she’s one of my idols. I love her so much. It makes me sad when I see people pitting us against each other when it’s nothing but love.
“I adore [Ariana] and think that she’s a f***ing icon [but] I’m my own person.”
In an interview with Grazia Magazine, Madison previously opened up about dealing with the “overwhelming” pressure of fame.
“There’s definitely times I wish I didn’t have such a big following; I wish I could go out without thinking, 'oh am I going to get photographed?'” she said. “I stopped really caring but it’s hard when you have a ton of people criticising you for just being human.”
What do you make of Madison's points?