Ariana Grande donates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood amid wave of anti-abortion laws being passed in several states
Besides Planned Parenthood, the 'Thank You, Next' singer has been a big supporter of the LGBTQ community and the PWD community
Ariana Grande is donating a portion of the proceeds from her June Atlanta concert to Planned Parenthood as a move against anti-abortion laws enacted in several states, including Georgia.
People reported that the donation was for $250,000.
"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 abortion," said Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen in a statement.
"This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for. Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back — in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets — against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives. 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," Wen continued. "We won’t stop fighting — no matter what."
The donation comes days after anti-gay demonstrators protested outside of the Atlanta concert during her 'Sweetener' tour over the weekend. An Anti-pride person was filmed holding a rainbow banner with the word 'Pride’ crossed out. The 'God is a Woman,' singer responded to a video of the footage on Twitter, saying she was "saddened but not surprised by this one bit. … I’m so sorry that 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."
She further tweeted, “He is highly outnumbered, you are all so celebrated and loved and safe."
Besides Planned Parenthood, Grande has been a big supporter of the LGBTQ community. In February, she responded to critics who thought that she was exploiting the LGBTQ community by headlining the Manchester Pride Festival this August. "The LGBTQ community has been so special to me and supportive throughout my entire career," she said on Twitter after the news broke. "The relationships I have with my LGBTQ fans, friends, and family make me so so happy."
“I’m not claiming to be the hero of the LGBTQ rights movement — i just wanna put on a show that makes my lgbtq fans feel special and celebrated and supported. that’s all i wanna do,” she had said at the time.