Ariana Grande Said TikTok Impersonations Of Her Are "Degrading", And One TikTok Star Responded
"It's kind of why I'm not a fan of her anymore, honestly," TikTok star Paige Niemann said of Ariana in a livestream.
This is Ariana Grande. You know that.
And this, despite appearances, is not Ariana Grande.
Seriously, people love Paige's impressions. She's gained almost 6 million followers on TikTok, and her account is full of snippets of her impersonations of Ari's most iconic moments.
But it turns out there's one person who ~isn't~ too fond of the TikTok star, and that's Ms Grande herself. On Thursday, Ari took to her Instagram story to share a video from filmmaker Jordan Firstman, who was doing his impression of a meme.
In the video, Jordan says this:
What if we, like, we took a moment, like a small clip from a movie or a TV show — something that, like, an artist really poured their soul into and it, like, it just took them years to make, and it was an uphill battle the entire time — what if we took a moment from that and we kind of, like, recontextualised it? Like, does that make sense? And we put a completely arbitrary meaning onto that thing that the artist loves so much? Kind of, like, degrading its entire value?