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Ariana Grande took to TikTok to address critics of her body once and for all.

The "Thank U, Next" singer's physique has been the focus of many comments on her Instagram posts.

For example, many users made body-shaming remarks about the star's recent r.e.m. beauty post.

You can see the attention getting post here:

They wrote the star is too thin, among other unqualified judgments about her body.

But she is over it.

In her TikTok, Grande poignantly addressed the comments and revealed that the "healthy" Ariana people are comparing her current self to was actually her "unhealthiest" body at her "lowest point."

She began:

"I don't do this often. I don't like it. I'm not good at it."
"I just wanted to address your concerns about my body and talk a little bit about what it means to be a person with a body and to be seen and to be paid such close attention to."

The "positions" singer continued:

"I think we should be gentler and less comfortable commenting on people's bodies, no matter what."
"If you think you're saying something good or well-intentioned, whatever it is - healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy..."

Grande then revealed that most people's "healthy" image of her is from a time when she was truly struggling.

"I just also wanted to say, one, there are many different kinds of beautiful. There are many different ways to look healthy and beautiful."
"I know personally for me, the body you've been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body."
"I was on a lot of antidepressants and drinking on them and eating poorly and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you considered my 'healthy.'"
"But that, in fact, wasn't my healthy. I know I shouldn't have to explain that, but I do feel like having an openness and some sort of vulnerability... something good might come from it."

She continued:

"Secondly, you never know what someone is going through."
"So, even if you're coming from a loving place or a caring place, that person is probably working on it or has a support system that they are working on it with."
"You never know, so be gentle with each other."

You can watch the full TikTok below.

Viewers thanked Grande for her kind words and thoughtful message.







Many also shared their dismay she had to go through the trouble of creating a video in the first place.




At the end of the video, Grande also noted:

"By the way, I'm not wearing eyelashes or eyeliner right now. This is my face. These are my eyes."
"So don't freak out about that now, too, please, oh my God."

She finished:

"Sending you guys a lot of love, and I think you're beautiful no matter what you're going through, no matter what weight, no matter how you like to do your makeup these days, no matter what cosmetic procedures you've had or not."

Back at ya.