Ariana Grande has a very important message for any fans who take a selfie with her
One of the main reasons that I am glad I am not famous is because nobody knows who I am. Although, of course, I am envious of the money, properties and jet-setting lifestyle that superstars enjoy - I could not handle the publicity that comes with fame.
Imagine, for one minute, going out for dinner and constantly having your meal interrupted by hoards of people who want to take a photo of, or with, you. While this is my idea of hell - it is something that people like Ariana Grande have to endure on the daily.
Grande, who arguably should've been crowned "Woman Of The Year" last year, has millions of fans who love taking photos with their idol. However, while the singer is happy to oblige with her fanbase and - more often than not - will take a photo with them, she does have a message for some of them.
Taking to her Instagram Story, Grande wrote a heartfelt message to her fans in which she said:
"I love meeting y’all out and about, it makes me so happy!" she wrote on March 11. "But it makes me so sad when y’all don’t put your faces in the photos or put emojis over your faces or ask to not be in them!
"You show me so much unconditional love all the time no matter what TF I look like. You deserve to show yourselves that same kindness.
"Please learn to give that to yourselves! You will get there and you deserve it and I love you the very same way!
Unsurprisingly, given the obsessive nature of her fanbase, #SelfiesForAriana swiftly became the top trend on Twitter as her fans began to take selfies of themselves for the start to see.
"Thank u Ariana for making me feel so much more confident," one fan wrote, adding: "You bring out the best in all of us and I could never thank you enough. You make me feel beautiful. You make me feel worth it. You mean everything to me, and I love you so much. Thank you."
Another Arianator tweeted: "Ariana is the absolute light of my life. She means everything to me and I've gained so much confidence because of her."
And this fan summed up the love-in perfectly, writing: "Thank you for always always always making us feel so loved."
While the whole trend may seem a bit ridiculous to all the cynics out there, it seems like Ariana Grand is continuing her quest to be the best role model possible. Whether it's the strength and courage she showed to host a benefit gig so soon after the atrocious terror attack at her concert in Manchester or just imploring her fans to love themselves, Grande certainly knows how to influence her fans in a beneficial way.