It is sometimes fascinating to see how celebrity status can warp the perspective of some stars. Ariana Grande is clearly one such case. You may recall how Grande was previously shown in a truly disgusting moment where she licked donuts at a shop and proclaimed how she hated America. She later clarified that when she said that she hated America, she was really proud of being American. Now, Grande has caused a firestorm by declaring herself “the hardest-working 23-year-old human being on Earth” as well as noting that she is remarkably “cute.” With millions out of work and others working multiple minimum wage jobs, readers were irate at how incredibly out of touch Grande is. By the way, Florence Thompson ( the women in this iconic image from the 1930s) was only a few years older than Grande and had four kids with a fifth child on the way when this photo was taken. Her husband was dead. Thompson might have worked a tad harder than even Ariana Grande.
A recent study showed that 6 out of 10 Americans have less than $500 savings. Even if they were disgusting enough to lick donuts, they could not afford it.
It appears that, even at 23, Grande (like so many celebrities) is so out of touch with reality that she thinks that being a signer and star is truly hard work. It does not help to have an army of sycophants who constantly gush over your talents and “sacrifices.”
By the way, there are 100 million children working in hazardous and disgusting conditions just to pay for crude shelter and minimal food. In China and other countries, hundreds of workers die each day from exposure and overwork.
I will stick with women like Thompson for my inspiration She worked every possible job to keep her children alive, including chopping cotton for 40 cents an acre. She raised six children with starvation a constant companion. They could only dream of licking donuts.