AceShowbiz - Ariana Grande has yet to comment on the backlash that she receives for wearing a mini dress at Aretha Franklin's funeral, but one particular person is already standing up for her. April Love Geary came to the singer's defense after trolls attacked her choice of clothing for the funeral service.
The 23-year-old model first posted on Instagram Stories a Twitter exchange which showed two women discussing Bishop Charles Ellis III who allegedly groped Ariana after she finished performing her tribute. While many blamed the Nickelodeon alum's choice of dress for the incident, the women did not think so.
"I don't care what you think about Ariana Grande, her music or her dress," one woman wrote. "This is wrong. That bishop's hand should not be on her breast."
After posting the screengrab, April received a direct message from one of her followers who thought that Ariana's choice of dress was still to blame. The follower wrote a lengthy message about how the "God Is a Woman" singer should have dressed more "modest" and "appropriately" because she entered the "house of God."
April, who is currently expecting her second child with Robin Thicke, seemingly didn't want to waste her energy on the troll as she simply replied, "F**k off hahahah." She then posted on the site a screenshot of their conversation and wrote on it, "YOU'RE THE PROBLEM."
Bishop Charles himself has already issued an apology following the accusations. He told Associated Press, "It would never be my intention to touch any woman's breast. Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar. But again, I apologize."
He added that he hugged all the musicians who performed during the six-hour service commemorating Aretha. "That's what we are all about in the church. We are all about love," he continued. "The last thing I want to do is to be a distraction to this day. This is all about Aretha Franklin."