Ariana stays unapologetic about her blundered tattoo

7 Issues With Ariana Grande's 7 Rings Tattoo

Because why would you get a Japanese tattoo when the song has nothing to do with Japan?

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Last week, Ariana Grande released a new song, music video, and remix to that very song. While Ariana has been nothing but a busy bee, not only with her constant flow of releasing new music - but also with her names popping up over basically every pop culture or entertainment based outlets.

Therefore, it wasn't surprising to see her name all over the internet last week - but one headline caught my attention. "Ariana Grande accidentally tattooed "Japanese BBQ" on her hand.

1. Why is her hand so airbrushed?

This since deleted photo has not only the blunder of a tattoo, but over an almost doll-like hand. She has reacted to this, saying people have been making similar comments, but it is surely enough, her hand.

2. So how does "7 Rings" equal "BBQ grill?"

Well, separately those characters apparently do mean "7" and "ring," but combined they mean shichirin - a small charcoal grill that used to grill meat.

3. Acknowledging this, she somehow made it about the aesthetic

Her defense runs all over the place, claiming it "still looks tight" - because we're all lining up to get a "tight" tattoo spelling out barbecue grill - said no one ever. While she is praising the aesthetic nature of the Kranji writing style - fans have pointed out that this is disregarding the actual language - and culture by extension - by not attempting to rectify her mistake.


So she did....

4. And she somehow made it worse

Grande claims to foster a great appreciation for Japanese culture, and is attempting to learn the language under a tutor. However, her tutor instructed her to add a character above the original two characters, however, she added it below. Her tattoo now translates to "Japanese BBQ Finger."

5. While Ariana Grande didn't invent horrifically misspelled tattoos...

She still is acting unapologetic, questioning "what more do you want me to do?" She went on to say that she has since removed Japanese-based merchandise off her website, but no one (apparently) noticed. In this situation, a lot of fans think she could have handled the issue with more sensitivity. In fact, her music video is receiving backlash along the lines of appropriation, too.

6. Speaking of appropriation...

Grande claims that she got this tattoo out of love of the Japanese culture - and expressed that her desire to learn Japanese stems from the goal of wanting to live there one day. She tweeted "u kno how many people make this mistake and DON'T care just cause they like how it looks? bruh ... i care soooo much. what would you like me to do or say? forreal."

...if she cared surely she'd try to resolve the now-twice muddled tattoo?

7. Overall, fans aren't happy

And her defense hasn't provided enough sincerity in the eyes of her fans.

This isn't the first time she has been accused of something of this nature anyway - people have been saying that she over tans herself, claiming it's "natural" due to her Italian descent. Fans have even gone as far to call out how she's changed the way she speaks in addition to her appearance to try to achieve racial ambiguity.

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There's A Perfect Luke Combs Song For Every Situation

If you're going through ANY kind of situation, Luke probably has a song for it.

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Saying that I'm a Luke Combs-lover would be an understatement. I've seen him in concert almost more times to count on two hands, I've met him, I have his autograph... I'm a little obsessed. Knowing every lyric to every song of his is definitely a talent. He is an incredible artist and has gotten me through every tough time I've ever been through.

1. "One Number Away"

If you have an ex who you really just want to pick up the phone and call sometimes, then this song is definitely for you. It has such a strong meaning explaining that if you're just lonely and missing someone that you probably shouldn't, they're only one number away..

2. "When It Rains It Pours"

Having a bunch of bad crap happen all at once is awful, but then again, it sometimes works out for the best. If you've ever had a bad day or week where it just seems that one bad thing is happening after another, then this is definitely a jam for you.

3. "This Ones For You"

If you have that certain person or group of people that really have always been there for you and helped shape you into the person that you are today and you really feel like you owe them something, this is the perfect song that will really put into words how you're feeling!

4. "Be Careful What You Wish For"

Sometimes we take what we have for granted, and we don't realize what we have or how good we have it until its gone. Most could say they've been in this situation once or twice or at least know someone that has. If so, I highly recommend listening to this gem by Luke!

5. "Must've Never Met You"

We have all had that one person in our lives that we have ended things with and we have all of these people trying to be positive saying, "Oh, it gets better," or "The grass is greener on the other side." Sometimes that can be hard for us to believe. This is definitely a super meaningful song especially if you've ever been in a situation like that.

6. "She Got The Best Of Me"

If you have ever been with someone who truly has got the best of you, and when it's over you kinda just feel like there's nothing left of you, then you DEFINITELY need to hear this song!

There are so many more Luke Combs songs that have such deep meanings and backgrounds that could fit the perfect situation for you. Luke really is such a great artist with the best intentions for his fanbase, The Bootleggers. Go check him out, I promise you won't regret it!

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7 Things We Should be Talking About Instead of James Charles

Not to sound like Shane Dawson, but did the government put them up to this publicity stunt?

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If you're an avid YouTube watcher such as myself, I'm sure you're fully aware of the drama between James Charles and Tati. If you're not, it's really okay, and I'm super impressed with your ability to NOT become wrapped up in trending drama and gossip. Unfortunately, this argument that is BLOWING UP social media could not have come at a more inconvenient time. Young people are so distracted by this sugar fluff honey bear scandal that they aren't talking about real news that actually matters. I mean think about it, what other trending topic surfaced at the same time as this one? That's right-ABORTION! Our nation's most controversial topic that literally has to do with life and death is being overpowered by a conversation about sponsorships and apology videos. I may have been watching to many of Shane Dawson's conspiracy theories lately, but doesn't it seem like the populace should be talking about more pressing topics? Is this all a publicity stunt to divert our attention away from subjects that matter-such as the laws that literally weave the fabric of our nation? Not to be dramatic or anything, but I can think of 7 things off the top of my head that I'd rather hear people talk about than James Charles.

1. The abortion bills

I'm not one to encourage political arguments, but I'd much rather consider a well-thought out conversation about things that are changing our nation's history and possibly reversing Supreme Court decisions than millionaires with makeup. Women are being robbed of a life-altering choice and the nation is more worried about the "tea" about James and Tati? I don't think so.

2. India's water crisis

Because of drought and serious climate change, villages in Delhi, India don't see water for 10 days at a time. They need it for drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and washing, so the few jugs they can fill up when a water truck comes has to be rationed over more than a week. Can you imagine using only one jug of water for 10 days? James Charles can save his ass and use his fortune to donate some water to India.

3. Climate change, and people not believing in it

More than one-eighth of ALL of Earth's species are at risk of extinction. Over a million animals, plants, corals, and insects are on that list. President Trump and his administration are not prioritzing the environment or the obvious effects of climate change-such as the California wildfires which he claimed started because the mountains "just need more raking and cleaning". Let's talk about ways we can be more sustainable in our everyday energy use instead of using technology and our own energy to talk shit online!

4. Bill Nye's inspiring comeback

If Bill Nye has to come so far out of retirement from the point we thought he was dead just to tell us we're f*cking up our planet, we must really be f*cking up our planet.

5. An extinct species of bird came back from the dead

Okay so we're talking about makeup moguls more than a literal LIVING ZOMBIE? The white-throated rail quite literally evolved and re-populated the island it once left behind. Science is crazy.

6. Taiwan was the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

We love a good leader. Especially a ballsy one who gives people the rights they deserve despite an entire, large continent around them disagreeing.

7. Anything else...at all

Talk to me about how paper is made or how our bodies break down enzymes or some shit. Let's watch paint dry and listen to classical music. All of these options bode a better result for our mental health as well as our society.

It infuriated me that shootings in schools close to home and terrorist attacks all across the world are more expected to pop up in the news than a teenage millionaire losing fans due to inappropriate behavior. What we expect from our media is incredibly reflective of our society, and I'm sad to say it's pretty embarrassing that the masses, including myself, know more about James Charles's career than the 2020 election or the explosions that injured tourists in Egypt.

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