Ariana Grande’s dedicated fan base of #Arianators allows no room for disappointment from their high-ponytailed idol. Prior to her high-spirited, joyful return to both the music scene and the public eye via an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Grande took to Instagram to let fans know about a new rule moving forward. True to stan culture form, the pop princess’s army of devotees went up in arms shortly after her announcement.
Ariana Grande cancels garage meet-and-greets
“nyc babes i’m so so so sorry i’m not allowed to do the garage meet n greets anymore 🙁 i used to love doing them so much you know that but it’s just not allowed,” wrote the “Side to Side” singer in her most recent Instagram story. “i almost got kicked out of my apartment building for doing them in the past and i’m not allowed to do them here either i’m so so so sorry. i love you guys SO much. please understand.”
“what happened tonight made me so sad tbh i know you are coming from a place of love and so am i always but i just have to respect the building rules and security regulations,” continued the pop star.
Now, while it shouldn’t be surprising that Grande is a stickler for security protocol following the bombing attack at her 2017 Manchester Arena concert, some fans were extremely vocal with their criticism.
“This should’ve been done and over with ari” proves they didn’t care about actually meeting her, they just wanted a quick picture for Instagram pic.twitter.com/5YetlyZkmP
— ً (@knnewagb) May 1, 2018
Surviving such a large-scale attack is no doubt traumatizing for ANYONE, let alone someone who has built a career out of living their life in the public eye. For Grande to step back in order to secure her own safety and to act in accordance with building regulations does not mean that she’s a diva who is giving her dedicated fans the cold shoulder. As it’s been only one year since the incident, stans should hardly expect Grande to jump back into the public demands of celebrity life even if she’s promoting her soon-to-be-released album “Sweetener.”
Ariana Grande is a rational human being who is putting her steadiest foot forward with regards to her safety and her private life (no one wants to be on the business end of an eviction, right?). Attacking the pop star for changing her policy regarding garage meet-and-greets that most A-listers wouldn’t dare attempt is absolutely ridiculous.
So, if you’re a die-hard #Arianator thinking of camping out in the “No Tears Left to Cry” star’s garage, think again. The pop star is clearly not willing to risk ending up on the streets of NYC to sign a few autographs and take some selfies.