Ariana Grande is under attack as angry fans wonder why she fled England so quickly. Following the tragic Manchester bombings on Monday night, a heartbroken Ariana left England and headed back to the United States. But her quick departure, has some fans upset and questioning the move.
Social media was flooded with negative comments about Grande leaving the U.K. while victims, their families and loved ones were left to deal with the horrific aftermath of the bombing. Despite tweeting that she was “broken” by the tragic attacks, some fans were still upset that Grande didn’t do more.
Ariana had just wrapped her Dangerous Woman show at the Manchester Arena when a bomb went off outside the venue, killing 22 and injuring 59 others.
Hours after attack the singer and her team jetted back to the United States and were spotted after landing in Boca Raton, Florida.
In Ariana’s defense there are reports that claim she is giving back and plans on paying the funeral expenses of some of the victims. According to a fan site called Ariana Updates!, the singer “has reached out to the families who’s loved ones died last night….she is gonna pay for the funerals!”
Arian’s manager Scooter Braun said in a statement, “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act… We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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