As the world evolves, so should what we ask our favorite celebrities! But not everyone is always on the same page, and sometimes questions come off as downright sexist! So we love to see a good celeb clap back—let’s get into it.
Ariana Grande is NO STRANGER to being asked some highly sexist interview questions, and this one always makes me cringe!
When chatting with Power 106, she was asked, “If you could use makeup or your phone one last time, which one would you pick?” Visibly shocked, Ari shot back— “Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between?”
Our girl Ari explained that she is TOTALLY fine going without her phone for many hours, like during dinner, for example, and when the hosts continued to patronize her, saying, “ladies learn,” Ari put them in their place. “Ladies learn…BOYS LEARN. Come on.”
Considering ALL Ariana has accomplished throughout her life and career in just 27 years on earth, it’s just a tad insulting, actually no, HIGHLY INSULTING to think that superficial items like makeup and phones are all she’d care about. DO better, dudes!
One of our other favorite pop queens—Taylor Swift– has dealt with her fair share of sexist comments, but the one that stands out the most was on the GRAMMYs red carpet when chatting with a fellow female!
Nancy O’Dell from Entertainment Tonight tried to complement Taylor, but it just didn’t come off the right way! “You’re going to walk home with more than a trophy tonight; I think lots of men.
(Taylor): “I’m not going to walk home with any men tonight, I’m going to hang out with my friends and then go home to my cats.” Tell Meredith, Benjamin, and Olivia hi for us, Tay!
Honestly, she handled that with such a class! Moving on to Rihanna! Not only has she made a major mark on the music industry (side note, we are still waiting for R9!) But beyond that, she’s a BUSINESSWOMAN who knows her -ISH!
From heading up Fenty – to starring in movies- to founding nonprofits in Barbados—this icon does it all! So when she was promoting her perfume and was asked what she’s looking for in a man– RiRi set ’em straight. “I’m not looking for a man. Let’s start there.” Tell ’em, girl.
Before Billie Eilish’s recent British Vogue photoshoot, where she rocked a stunning pin-up look, she was constantly harassed for her choice to wear baggy clothes. When she was 17, she told NME, “If I was a guy and I was wearing these baggy clothes, nobody would bat an eye.
There are people out there saying, ‘Dress like a girl for once! Wear tight clothes. You’d be much prettier, and your career would be so much better!’ No, it wouldn’t. It literally would not.” And even once Billie chose to show more skin recently, she knew she’d be criticized.
She told British Vogue, “Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore…If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hoes, and f**k it, y’know? …Showing your body and showing your skin — or not — should not take any respect away from you.” bleep blur curse words Absolutely!
Lauren Conrad went from star of Laguna Beach and The Hills to published author and clothing company founder—so when chatting on Sway’s Universe radio show, she was prompted to answer a sexual question – and after she thought for a minute, she had the BEST response!
“What’s your… favorite position?
I like that! Yes!” Way to flip the script, girl! Genius.
Finally, Rowan Blanchard was only 13 when she came into our lives as Riley Matthews on Girl Meets World! She was on a red carpet when a reporter asked her if she had any dieting tips for teenage girls… She later reflected on the extremely inappropriate question and told Elle, “Try and reverse that. Do you have any dieting tips for other teenage boys?… I mean, come on. I don’t diet! I’m thirteen! Nobody my age should be dieting or trying to change themselves because society says so…The only “dieting tip” I have is, like, “if you don’t order fries, you’ll probably be mad.” She said it, y’all!
So proud of these female celebrities for standing up for themselves because it definitely isn’t always comfortable to do so now! Let’s hope people learn to ask better questions! Let us know in the comments which one of these clapbacks you liked the most. I’ll see you soon!