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Ariana Grande responds to ongoing backlash surrounding her headlining at Manchester Pride.
The US singer Ariana Grande is once again set to perform at the Manchester Pride Festival.
On Monday, Thank you Next singer announced her performance at the LGBTQ event through a post on Twitter.
manchester babes, i’m so thrilled to be headlining pride. my heart. i cant wait to see u and i love u so so much.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 25, 2019
Several fans questioned whether a straight singer’s appearance for the event which focuses on supporting the LGBTQ community would be appropriate or not.
idk …. ariana headlining pride when she’s straight (as far as we’re all aware) …. and doubling the price of tickets …. kinda smells like exploitation of the lgbt community to me …..
— s (@raininjulyvinyl) February 25, 2019
Ariana Grande answered the criticism via a note on Twitter.
The pop singer starts her note with:
I have nothing to do with ticket pricing — manchester pride sets those rates, and they’re mostly out of my control
The singer further continues: