I didn’t really know how to write the headline for this one, as it’s a bit weird. Basically, Ariana Grande decided to wish Marilyn Monroe a happy birthday on her Twitter/Instagram page yesterday and posted a photo of her, as well. Simple enough, right? Wrong – a bunch of people got their panties in a twist and lashed out at Ariana and Marilyn, saying what a slut she was and how Ariana shouldn’t be promoting her, yada yada.
“so much hate for celebrating Marilyn’s spirit on her birthday. I adore her work and have compassion for her inner sadness that she covered up on a daily basis that assholes like you made her feel in the first place!! judging her for her wildly rumored personal life (which is truly no one else’s business) is only a distraction from her talent, beauty, comedic genius and effervescent spirit…. it always breaks my heart to see people say such terrible things about people they’ve never met / don’t really know the one hundred percent truth about. so today, I choose to celebrate the beautiful parts of marilyn. we should only and always focus on the beautiful things… because what we focus on expands….. which is why I feel for the people who focus on hate…. because that’s all you have to give. and I truly do feel sorry for you because when you’ve been dead for 50 some odd years…… nobody will be wishing you a happy birthday.”
Well, fair enough, I guess? I don’t give a shit about Marilyn Monroe one way or the other, to be honest, and I do think it’s sort of obnoxious how obsessed young girls are with her despite probably never having seen a single one of her movies or knowing anything about her life, but I guess it’s nice that Marilyn’s still being remembered?