People are dragging Ariana for the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ music video and we won’t stand for it

Trolls need to find something better to do with their time

Today Ariana Grande and John Legend dropped the video for their cover of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which is the lead single from the soundtrack of the upcoming live action remake of the Disney classic with Emma Watson. Here are our first impressions:

It’s magical.

It’s soulful.

It’s LEGEND-ary

It gets a massive thumbs up from MP!, but it seems like not everybody agrees. In fact, some of the comments on the YouTube video are really insulting and negative.

Thanks for the completely redundant, random statement.

Would you like to offer up an alternative candidate or some evidence with that?

Important fact, eh? We think someone needs to get their priorities straight.

Go get a job.

WTF. Just WTF.

Yeah, thanks Marta. Why the hell are people so fixated on Ariana’s jaw? Get a life.

Then, after all that unsolicited hate, people go say this…


Yeah, we get it. People are entitled to their opinions and art is supposed to be divisive, but some people need to learn that if you have nothing nice to say then shut the hell up.

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If you would like to spread some more hate I would like to direct you to Donald Trump’s Twitter. Now there’s someone who’s actually earned some criticism. But before you go hating away we’d like to teach you how to make an opinion without being a complete tosser. Trolls, take note.

The new version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ may not be to this person’s taste, but at least she recognises that a cover should never be a copy of the original – that would be reductive to the max. What Ariana and John have done is update the song for mainstream radio in their own unique way which shouldn’t be endlessly compared to the old version. 

This is another valid argument. You may agree or disagree with it, but at least it is made in a respectful way.

So trolls, before you go out into the world and comment on someone’s piece of work please note that there is a difference between criticism and negativity. Think twice before you post, if your comment is just plain insulting, do the world a favour and keep it to yourself.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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