Being in my late 30’s and not particularly ‘cool’, I had never actually heard of Ariana Grande. But after seeing Manchester victim Saffie Rose Roussos, age 8, who was so tragically killed I suddenly became emotionally involved. I have a daughter of a similar age and the thought of anything happening to her is simply unimaginable.
Saffie was taken to the concert by her Mum who is still in a coma and unaware of Saffie’s death. My heart breaks for her.
I did think 8 was probably a little young to be going to a concert so late at night. It seems Ariana’s main target audience is pre-teen and teenagers such as Nell Jones, age 14, who was also tragically killed. Her family made a statement saying “We can’t wrap our children in cotton wool.”
These poor innocent kids.
From her appearance of ponytail or bunches with a cute little teenage fringe I assumed Ariana Grande was around 16. She is actually a very young looking very pretty 23 year old. I decided to look up Ariana’s website. It wasn’t pretty. It had a video of her latest song “Everyday” with two lesbians passionately removing each other clothes and making out in public. Later in the video a man in his 70’s rips open the shirt of a lady in her 70’s on a public bus completely exposing her bra, and then they start passionately kissing while Ariana looks at them, nodding her head in approval. In fact the entire video goes on in the same manner. The chorus is:
“He giving me that good shit
That make me not quit, that good shit
He giving me that good shit
That make me not quit, that good shit.”
Giving her the benefit of the doubt here, I decided that this was probably a bad representation of her as an artist and so decided to look up the lyrics of some of her other songs.
I’m not sure a song about getting “railed so hard you can’t walk away” is appropriate for Ariana’s target audience of underage girls.
Later on the song says:
“This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle
Come true yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna menage I got a tricycle.”
For those of you who (like me) had to google “wrist icicle” to find out what it means, then just don’t. I’ll save you the bother. It describes semen hanging off someones wrist once they have finished masturbating a man. “Ride dick bicycle” refers to the girl going on top, “blow” refers to either oral sex or cocaine and “menage…tricycle” refers to an orgy in which the girl is penetrated vaginally and/or anally and/or orally by several different men at the same time.
Ok I think we’ve heard enough.
Here she is again as a sweet little girl…
I could go on, but I wont. I’ve made my point. I’m sure Ariana, who left the Catholic church because her brother is gay, is a very sweet person in real life, but her image, her lyrics and her stage show are obviously highly inappropriate for children. Her target audience is underage pre-teen and teenage girls. Saffie Rose Roussos was 8 years old and was taken to the concert by her Mother whom I can only assume did not know how explicit Ariana’s lyrics are.
Now you can call me a prude here, but it would be a cold day in Hell before I would let my beautiful daughter even listen to one of Ariana’s songs, let alone let her go to one of her hyper sexualised concerts. I WANT BETTER FOR MY DAUGHTER THAN WRIST ICICLES!!!
To make light of and normalise such depraved sexual behavior to underage girls is in my opinion nothing more than pedophilic grooming. We don’t see it as such because Ariana looks young and sweet and innocent, but just imagine for a second that those same lyrics were being sung to your underage daughter by a 45 year old man. Kinda changes everything doesn’t it?
Now watch this:
The man in this video clip said the leaflet given to him at Didsbury Mosque claimed “modesty, shame and honour have no place in Western civilisation”.
It is worth pointing out that Didsbury Mosque claims to be moderate, and was previously attended by the father of Salman Ramadan Abedi – the man who carried out the Manchester bomb attack.
It seems obvious to me that Salman Ramadan Abedi targeted the Ariana Grande concert because he believed it lacked modesty, shame and honour. His way of dealing with this was to go there and blow himself up – trying to take as many people as he could with him so as to win as many brownie points with Allah as possible. Hell seems too good a place for him.
But you see the problem, right? Ariana Grande just confirmed for Salman Ramadan Abedi, and everyone in Didsbury Mosque who agreed with and distributed that leaflet, that modesty, shame and honour have no place in Western civilisation.
I would say that going to that concert was possibly the most dangerous thing you could do as a young girl. If the Muslim terrorist didn’t destroy you from the outside, the depravity of Ariana’s lyrics and hyper sexualised stage show would destroy you from the inside.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10
The solution to all of these completely overwhelming, insurmountable issues and problems has a name, and that name is Jesus Christ. He is the only way forward in this morally broken and diabolically threatened society in which we live. His mercy and forgiveness is available to ALL, right now, and it is YOUR responsibility to start making that known.