Ariana Grande has been accused of queerbaiting by some followers after dropping the video for her new single ‘Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I am Bored’ on Friday (February eight).
The monitor serves as the most recent one to drop from her new album Thank U, Next, which was additionally launched on Friday, and the music video for the monitor includes a ‘twist’ ending.
The video reveals Ariana watching a heterosexual couple and following them round, giving them longing glances. Throughout the clip it seems that Ariana has her sights set on the person, asking him to “break up along with your girlfriend”.
But the video ends with Ariana approaching the couple in a pool, earlier than pushing the person away and seemingly leaning in for a kiss with the lady earlier than the video ends.
The video has sparked a debate round queerbaiting, which is outlined because the follow of hinting at, however not truly depicting, a same-sex romantic relationship. Ultimately, the potential romance could also be ignored, explicitly rejected or made enjoyable of.
Considering the video ends with Ariana nearly kissing the opposite girl however not truly doing so, some have accused the singer of queerbaiting on social media:
However, different followers have defended Ariana, and argue that the opposite girl within the video represents the singer herself and the hinted kiss needs to be interpreted as an emblem for self-love:
The completely different interpretations have precipitated some rigidity between followers, however Ariana herself has but to touch upon the scenario.