Planned Parenthood Federation Of America President Dr. Leana Wen also told the publication, “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. 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. We won’t stop fighting — no matter what.”
Since anti-abortion legislation was passed in Georgia (and in other states including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky), celebrities have devoted energy to speaking out against the laws, and some have taken concrete action. Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish shared passionate reactions to the news, while Ilana Glazer stopped shooting a movie in the state as a response, and Disney has suggested that they could stop filming in the state as well. Now Ariana Grande has responded to the news, and she has reportedly done so by writing a huge check.
TMZ reports that Grande has donated the proceeds from her sold-out June 8 concert at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena to Planned Parenthood, so the organization is set to receive $300,000.
Aside from that, it’s been up and down for Grande lately. She got sued for posting photos of herself on Instagram, and she had to cancel shows after discovering she had developed an allergy to tomatoes. Additionally, she was recently honored with a new wax figure at Madame Tussauds, although many believe it doesn’t quite look right. That said, she was also recently revealed to be the new face of Givenchy, and she also has a new Thank U, Next fragrance on the way.