Ariana Grande Is Getting Dragged For Her Lame LGBTQ ‘Protest’ At Coachella

Ariana Grande performed at Coachella this past weekend and ended her set with a giant rainbow projection. This was taken by many as a statement of defiance against Philip Anschutz, the festival owner, who has made big donations to conservative Christian (anti-LGBTQ, pro-gun) organizations.

But while a few people lauded Grande for her message, many more poked fun at her for still bringing home that paycheck from Anschutz and making a ton of money for him.

A person named @skinnyrings on Twitter tweeted, “ariana saying f*ck it to the homophobic owner of coachella and showing the lgbtq flag is the energy we need in 2019.”

That tweet was retweeted over 500 times, but it was also used as an example of Grande’s hypocrisy.

People pointed out that any sort of allyship Grande is trying to achieve is at least partially negated by the monetary factors at play.

People also brought up the fact that Grande is not actually queer, as far as we know.

And, of course, there’s the fact that projecting a rainbow is not actually much of a display. It’s very easily done, so it’s not like Ariana Grande really did a whole lot.

The debate raged on on Reddit, as well.


People pointed out other hypocrisies in the comments, like queer people eating at Chick-fil-A, a chain which is owned by conservative Christians. But someone else pointed out that LGBTQ people boycotted everything owned by Christians, they’d have fewer meal options than vegans.

h/t: Twitter: @skinnyrings, Reddit