Ariana Grande was out in New York last week when a fan ran up and apparently tried to grab her.
In a video circulating on social media, she was seen leaving a building to a crowd of excited fans. She goes over and starts signing autographs when the person runs up from behind.
They are seen reaching out to Ariana with a phone in hand as if trying to force a selfie with her before she is caught and pushed away by her security.
Ariana turns around with a surprised look and starts shouting something back at the fan – then, she goes back and continues to sign autographs.
People found it so uncomfortable and disturbing.
“That could have easily gone so bad wtf,” one person wrote on Reddit.
“All these big boys going around and not one looking back. Great job, great teamwork,” said another sarcastically.
“Ariana Grande was so kind to take pictures with all the fans there, and then someone has the nerve to grab her which is so disrespectful, I mean you don’t call to my girl so…” said another follower on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Someone else said: “[It’s] worry and she is so small too. I’m 5’0.” It’s hard to be surrounded AND have someone approach you [scary]. wtf was that man’s intention, even?”
“I can’t imagine having to smile at you and sign autographs after some random guy comes up behind you and grabs you. Especially with what she experienced in Manchester. What is wrong with people thinking this is acceptable? Celebrities are not a zoo. animals,” said a fifth.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. You can see the full video for yourself here.