Part of being a famous singer with a new single to promote is suffering through endless interviews and playing along with whatever random offensive stuff the host throws your way. Many celebrities (the Britneys of the world) are coached to smile and nod, no matter how problematic things get. Ariana Grande is not here for that.
On a recent visit to Ryan Seacrest's show (yes, that is something that exists and no, I can't explain why), Grande put him in his place when he tried to claim that girls are the only ones who change their minds:
But her work of educating clueless dudes had just begun. On Power 106 FM, two male DJs repeatedly asked ignorant questions or said ignorant things, such as insisting that no man would ever use a unicorn emoji and claiming that the only things girls care about are their phones and makeup. Ariana Grande turned each instance into an educational moment and then wrapped things up by saying:
"I have a long list of things I’d like to change...I think, judgement in general. Intolerance, meanness, double standards, misogyny, racism, sexism...There’s lots we’ve got to get started on. That’s what we need to focus on. We’ve got work to do. We’ll start with you, though.”