The funeral of singer Aretha Franklin, who died Aug 16 from pancreatic cancer, was held in Detroit on Friday. Ariana Grande was one of those who paid tribute to Aretha in the event. But after singing. She was groped. That generated a revolt among the fans.
Ariana sang Natural Woman and then went to the front of the coffin. The Pastor Charles Ellis III commented on his presentation. The pastor took the opportunity to hug the singer and touch her breasts, which is visibly uncomfortable. Quickly, pastor reaches up to the side of her breasts and feels them.
Although the star has not commented on anything about this moment so uncomfortable. However, in social networks.
It immediately became a trend with the hashtag #RespectAriana due to what happened. in general. It showed revolt with the sexual harassment. Watch below:
She looks noticeably uncomfortable and clearly trying to get away without causing a scene. This video pisses me off https://t.co/UxN3NBY4Ei
— folake aina (@f0lake) August 31, 2018
“He’s a pastor, in a church, at a funeral, with a celebrity. Now imagine when he’s talking to a woman privately, giving advice and help,” an American Web surfer commented.
Here are some of the Internet users’ reactions:
you can tell how uncomfortable she is. Men like this are truly disgusting https://t.co/QEgJ8FqFd8
— GINA (@ActuallyGina) September 1, 2018
#RespectAriana is tending worldwide right now because Bishop Charles H. Ellis III was seen inappropriately groping Ariana Grande on live tv during Aretha Franklins funeral.
Men really need to get their sh*t together pic.twitter.com/AEqr7aAi1m
— 🌹 (@EXOTICBLVCKSKIN) September 1, 2018
— ًabil [s/h] (@namufor) September 1, 2018