Ariana Grande Has Apologised For Her “Trash” Merch After Fans Call Her Out On Twitter
1 August 2018, 16:27
"Ariana’s my girl but her team really gotta re-evaluate their merch AND prices."
Ariana Grande has had QUITE the Sweetener album campaign so far, hasn't she? From the release of 'No Tears Left To Cry' right up to her visually stunning video for 'God Is A Woman', Ari has been killing it - and the album isn't even here yet.
But while fans have quick to praise everything Ari has done so far, it seems like people are now calling her out because of how bad her new merch is.
Ariana is charging around £55 for sweaters and £30 for t-shirts, which is not unheard of for merch pricing break downs. In fact, it's pretty standard. But it's the quality of the products that has really got the fans losing it on social media. More specifically, the saturation of the image printed on the shirt...
like... just imagine paying for this ajhaajahsk pic.twitter.com/r8raxHVtsw— kiara (@bettreroff) July 31, 2018
Ariana’s merch looks like a recolor pic.twitter.com/NoOb0eNIi7— ًKailyn (@sweetenerabel) July 31, 2018
ariana’s my girl but her team really gotta re-evaluate their merch AND prices. no ones paying $40-$70 for some printed picture on a shirt. people could make that themselves for $15.— ☁️ (@skarsgrande) July 31, 2018
here’s the sweetener album cover & here’s the shirt. obviously the shirt had some type of editing problem & if you think ariana used blackface you have a problem sis pic.twitter.com/ilNWX7iexL— caleb (@dealswithgrande) July 31, 2018
Ariana responded to the backlash against the "bad merch" by replying to a tweet from a fan who said one particular piece from the collection looked like something you buy "outside of concerts."
This particular shirt, which is literally just an image printed onto a plain t-shirt, is being sold on her website for £30.
this looks like those shirts people sell outside of concerts 😭 pic.twitter.com/jlCrWq0zmK— talin (@childrensgrande) July 31, 2018
Ariana responded with an apology and a promise that she will give personal approval to any future merch: "yea this looks wild and i can’t believe they sent it out. i’m on it. so fuckin sorry. the other merch looks perfect in person. i don’t wear t shirts so i didn’t have them send me this one first i’m so so sorry. i’ll approve everything in person from now on. this is trash. my bad."
yea this looks wild and i can’t believe they sent it out. i’m on it. so fuckin sorry. the other merch looks perfect in person. i don’t wear t shirts so i didn’t have them send me this one first i’m so so sorry. i’ll approve everything in person from now on. this is trash. my bad.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 31, 2018