LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “The things that make us different from one another make us BEAUTIFUL,” said Ariana Grande in an Instagram posted on Monday.

The 22-year-old singer was responding to a social media user who had posed the following: “Got asked if I’d prefer @arielwinter1 or @ArianaGrande lol, it wud DEFINITELY be @arielwinter1 curves are sexy sticks aren’t.”

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Grande in response went on to say “tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay. About anyone!!! We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to
embrace themselves exactly how they are.”

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The 17-year-old “Modern Family” star also responded to the statement, thanking Grande for the post, and adding in part: “I love the message that you’re putting out there. I especially believe
in today’s world we all need to stick together-I believe in EMPOWERING other women and not putting them down.”

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