Ariana Grande's Vogue cover is receiving backlash for her darker skin tone
10 July 2019, 15:59 | Updated: 10 July 2019, 17:27
"I never knew you could change your race."
Ariana Grande just graced the cover of Vogue for the first time alongside her adorable pup, Toulouse. In the open and candid spread, Ariana talks about her exes Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, and people are praising her honesty. However, some have called out the colouring of Ariana's skin on the August issue cover.
People are accusing Ariana Grande of putting on a "blaccent"
In the photo, Ariana is reclining on the beach in a cute black dress with Toulouse on her lap. It's a completely different look for the 'Monopoly' singer, who swapped her trademark sky-high ponytail for an enormous black hat.
Of course, Ariana looks phenomenal on the cover, but there have been comments about her deep tan. People have accused Vogue of darkening Ariana's skin to make her look black.
Now, this wouldn't be the first time this issue has come up. Over the years, Ariana has grown more and more fond of having a tan and she has been called out in the past for "blackfishing" and trying to look Latina. There has also been backlash against Ari in the past for putting on a "blaccent" during an interview.
People have said that the cover is a 'lil problematic.
I never knew you could change your race. 🤔🤔— Mia (@Miaa925) July 9, 2019
Y’all love turning white girls racially ambiguous lmao https://t.co/PFP9a1CRrN— art school dropout🦖 (@WeirdHonie) July 9, 2019
Side note.....is this girl black???? I stay confused cause that pic of her with red hair pops up on TL and idk what to think anymore— Prudence (@PrudenceAkciti) July 9, 2019
Ariana morphing into a latina now. she was like "im tired of being black" https://t.co/9uY8Jv9eCr— rob 💛 (@rosesweave) July 10, 2019
she fr jus woke up one day and was like i wanna be a brown person now https://t.co/W4SwpL0UdF— ♡ giveaway 📌 ♡ (@lcygrI) July 10, 2019
However, others jumped to Ariana's defence because… who doesn't love a summer glow?
She doesn’t look like a black girl at all lmfao what do y’all even be talking about........ https://t.co/dv26s4rxjD— HOOD VOGUE (@itskeyon) July 10, 2019
WHAT!? Don't people know that Ariana is Italian... she has olive skin with naturally curly hair and there is NOTHING wrong with that.... grrr....— Cara Mia (@Caramia19) July 10, 2019
‘When did she become black?’: Ariana Grande is unrecognizable on the cover of ‘Vogue’ https://t.co/Y7tlouxuss
I guess people forget the fact Sicilian's tan and some actually have curly hair...wow, an uproar over THIS? I'm sure there were some swell shots about cultural appropriation in the comments somewhere. :D https://t.co/uW4Doy0ZEa— Scott E. Noble (@ScottENoble) July 9, 2019