Ariana Grande, just like the rest of us, is dealing with the tragic news of Mac Miller‘s unexpected passing. Unfortunately, being his ex-girlfirend has had some absolutely horrific and wildly unfair implications in this already difficult time.
All eyes have been on the couple since they first got together in 2012. Naturally, in the wake of his death, those eyes have shifted over to Grande’s social media accounts. Her fans are sending lots of love, kind words, and support her way. However, some absolutely disgusting excuses for human beings have decided to blame her for his fate.
These are some of the actual comments verbatim that have been posted on Ariana’s Instagram account since the news broke yesterday…
good job killing @macmiller
Ariana!!!! What did you do!???
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW ARIANA
You see what you did smh
YOU DID THIS
WHYY U HAD TO LEAVE HIM
He was sober before you did this to him
I HOPE YOURE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF
Macs gone because of you
The pop star has been forced to limit commenting on her Instagram posts due to these deeply, unimaginably hurtful words. Only those who follow her are able to leave a message for now. Sadly, this probably won’t totally stop the hateful comments — but it should help.
This isn’t the first time Ariana has dealt with Mac’s fanbase blowing up her timeline. When he crashed his car and got a DUI earlier this year, she was blamed for that, too. Hopefully this statement below still carries some weight for those who need to hear it.
How absurd 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, which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella is ab me). I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming / blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that. Of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2018
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