Die-hard Ariana Grande followers are threatening one critic’s life.
Grindr-owned LGBTQ information website INTO has eliminated the byline of the writer who wrote an op-ed condemning the record-breaking “Thank U, Subsequent” music video after a “excessive variety of dying threats” had been directed on the author.
The now-anonymous missive accuses the pint-size pop powerhouse’s video — which has racked up over 115-million views in 5 days — of being “laden with transmisogyny, anti-queer jokes and blackface.”
INTO Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford up to date the offending article Tuesday with a proper apology.
He additionally launched an official assertion saying he was made conscious of “regarding allegations made up to now relating to the author,” and had launched an inside investigation.
“Nobody deserves to be threatened with violence not to mention face it for writing an essay on a chunk of tradition — good or dangerous, ever,” Stafford writes. “[But] given the seriousness of those allegations … the author is not going to be contributing to INTO in the meanwhile.”
Feedback on the piece accuse the author of “studying method an excessive amount of” into the video, with one commenter saying the article is so “woke” that, “it’s gone again round and is definitely dangerous.”