Grande donated a large portion of the proceeds from her Saturday concert in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood. The donation totaled around $250,000, People magazine reported.
Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time —in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortions.
Parenthood president Leana Wen, MD, stated: “We are so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding commitment to supporting women’s rights and standing with Planned Parenthood to defend access to reproductive health care. We won’t stop fighting — no matter what.”
Grande also spoke out in support of LGBTQ rights, condemning anti-Pride protestors who demonstrated outside the venue the evening of her June 8 show. On Sunday, the singer responded to a video shared outside the venue at her Atlanta performance as part of her “Sweetener” tour in which anti-Pride demonstrators brandished rainbow flags with the word “pride” crossed out.
“Man… saddened but not surprised by this one bit,” Grande said in a tweet. “I’m so sorry any of my fans had to encounter this. we will do our best to ensure this doesn’t happen again. proud of u all for not fighting / engaging violently. never worth it. wishing him peace & a healed heart cause girl yikes.”