At first look, Ariana Grande’s video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” appears to be fairly simple to interpret: a lady (Grande) units her sights on a handsome guy (Riverdale‘s Charles Melton) who occurs to be dating one other lady, so she tries to interrupt them up. However, at the finish of the music video, Grande swims over to the couple in the pool and — shock! — goes in for a kiss with the man’s girlfriend as an alternative.
There’s really a lot extra to the video than meets the eye. For starters, the girlfriend is styled to look precisely like Grande, from her trademark brown ponytail to her crescent moon tattoo. So, when she goes in for a kiss with her look-alike at the finish, some followers have taken that to imply that the Thank U, Next track is definitely a self-love anthem, by which Grande is telling herself to interrupt up with a man and worth herself, as an alternative.
However, the kiss at the finish, which really will get minimize off proper earlier than the pair lock lips, has additionally been labeled an act of queerbaiting by a variety of individuals on Twitter. While Grande can kiss a lady and be praised for it, homosexual ladies who do the identical factor might be on the finish of ridicule, disgrace, and different assaults.
So far, Grande has but to deal with the criticisms of her video’s twist. But since this is not her first time weathering controversy, hopefully she’s going to quickly. In the meantime, try a few of the finest responses to the second from followers on Twitter forward.
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