Blossom, aka The Big Bang’s Amy Farrah Fowler, isn’t into Ariana Grande. Mayim Bialik, the actress behind both of those characters, asked a few questions regarding the tiny songstress in a new blog, namely 'What is an Ariana Grande?'
Bialik has previously made headlines with her interesting parenting advice. Now, on the Jewish parenting blog Kveller, Bialik laments having explain sexually suggestive images to her kids thanks to a billboard she just happens to drive by on the way to Target or Synagogue or whatever. The billboard in question features Grande’s album cover; the young singer sits atop a stool in a lacy black two-piece, white heels and her signature ponytail, looking like Natalie Portman’s lost cousin from Florida or something. Bialik is not pleased, writing:
I’m socially conservative even though I’m a liberal. Confused yet?
I am a bleeding heart liberal without exception. But I am old-fashioned. My kids have clothes they only wear to synagogue. I don’t favor my kids cursing. I dress modestly. I don’t want my kids learning about sex from billboards. Stuff like that.
Which is why a few billboards I have seen lately really bug me. There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does. Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery because every woman over 22 wishes she has that body, I’m sure. Why is she in her underwear on this billboard though? And if she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie? I mean, I know that society is patriarchal and women are expected to be sexy and sexually available no matter what we do in society, but I guess now I need to explain that to my sons?
Perhaps someone should tell Bialik that Ariana’s not really sure about her image or what she’s selling either? If she's old enough to sing about sex like she does on her new album My Everything, is she young enough to continue making those ‘I’m a naughty little girl’ faces in videos where she's screaming about banging? Who knows man, who knows.
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