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Ariana Grande defends ending “toxic relationship” with Mac Miller

“Blaming women for a man's inability to keep his shit together is a major problem.”

May 23, 2018

Ariana Grande may have already moved on from her longtime partner Mac Miller, though that doesn’t mean fans of the once-couple have. A May 21st tweet bemoaning Grande dumping Miller after “he poured his heart out on a ten song album [2016’s Divine Femine] to her” to be “the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood” began to rack up the likes:

His complaints about Grande’s ending of the relationship were taken to task by none other than Grande herself, who took the time to respond to the ill-informed nature behind the call-out and shed some light on the dissolution of her relationship with Miller, which she reveals was driven by his substance abuse problems.

In the tweet, Grande stands her ground by pointing out “how absurd [it is] that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them” (the honour of which, she reveals, only extends to Feminine single ‘Cinderella’) before further making the point that “shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem”:

We’ve seen a lot a very bad, half-hearted apologies from men in the wrong over the past handful of months, but thankfully, the author of the initial tweet, @FlintElijah, took the time to offer a thoughtful and considerate apology to the singer, conceding that “I’m very sorry I hurt you and I’m sorry you feel my tweet stigmatizes women for ending a toxic relationship, that wasn’t my intention at all”, adding that he believes all women have a “right to pursue their happiness to the fullest despite the backlash they may receive, including you”:

The acknowledgement was good enough for Grande, who accepted Flint’s apology:

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