Mayim wrote on Jewish parenting blog Kveller a post titled “Mayim Bialik: The Problem With That Giant Billboard of Ariana Grande.”
“So, here’s my deal: I’m socially conservative even though I’m a liberal. Confused yet?
I am a bleeding heart liberal without exception. But I am old-fashioned. My kids have clothes they only wear to synagogue. I don’t favor my kids cursing. I dress modestly. I don’t want my kids learning about sex from billboards. Stuff like that.
Which is why a few billboards I have seen lately really bug me. There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does. Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery because every woman over 22 wishes she has that body, I’m sure. Why is she in her underwear on this billboard though? And if she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie? I mean, I know that society is patriarchal and women are expected to be sexy and sexually available no matter what we do in society, but I guess now I need to explain that to my sons?”
Previously, Giuliana Rancic called Ariana a “diva” and offered some tips to rehab the singer’s image. Giuliana also claimed that Ariana elbowed her out of the way during an interview (so Ariana could stand with her “good side” facing the camera). And her people suggested that unless Ariana got her own way, there would be no interview.
At a charity performance last week, Ariana allegedly demanded crew not look at her. A source claimed she was a “total nightmare” backstage. She allegedly “demanded to be shot only on her left side” and “shouted at crew members for staring at her.”
The next day, it was claimed that she arrived an hour late for one interview and made diva demands at a photoshoot. The photographer also claimed Ariana walked out of the shoot when he refused to only photograph her left side and delete any unflattering photos.
For what it’s worth, Ariana has denied the reports.