Ariana Grande isn’t responsible for this whatsoever.
Ariana Grande has disabled comments on her Instagram after countless trolls took to her account to blame her for Mac Miller‘s death.
The comments on Ariana Grande’s Instagram account have been disabled after a storm of abuse from people blaming her for Mac Miller’s death. pic.twitter.com/Te584GSsq1
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 7, 2018
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) September 7, 2018
Grande and Miller previously dated but to blame his death and substance abuse problems on her is not only disrespectful but heartless. Miller was vocal about his problems throughout his career.
TMZ didn’t help in this regard either. When it first broke the news of Miller’s death the gossip website associated his substance abuse problems with his breakup with Grande.
Although TMZ has since revised the initial paragraph in question, the original can be seen below courtesy of Twitter user Madeleine Davies:
Of course TMZ would turn this truly tragic event into an opportunity for misogyny pic.twitter.com/GJmrFuiEAU
— Madeleine Davies (@madeleine_rae) September 7, 2018
“Miller has had trouble recently with substance abuse…in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande,” the post originally read. “The rapper wrecked his G-Wagon by wrapping it around a utility pole back in May and was arrested for DUI and hit and run. He fled the scene but cops say he later confessed at his home. He blew 2 times the legal limit.”
Numerous people have since called out TMZ for the disrespectful write-up.
Others have also called out other websites for referring to Miller as Grande’s ex-boyfriend, absolving the fact that he was a talented artist in his own right.
Ok what we’re NOT GONNA DO is act like Mac Miller wasn’t Mac Miller without Ariana Grande. Have some respect, he wasn’t her property and he was a brilliant artist before he was ever involved with her. Thx for tuning in. pic.twitter.com/5kWaAGRHMl
— brooke🌻 (@brooke_maresca) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller was his own person, don’t refer to him as just “Ariana Grande’s ex”. How could you be so disrespectful. He deserves to be remembered as so much more. For his music & for the person he is. He deserves better pic.twitter.com/whliHAC2SO
— BLM/ NoControlProjec (@NoControlProjec) September 7, 2018
It should go without saying that Grande isn’t responsible for the tragic loss that happened today. And those of you blaming her for it are fucking terrible for doing so.