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Ariana Grande Joined Kabbalah — I Didn’t Know That Bandwagon Was Still Even Around

Ariana Grande attending MTV Europe Music Awards November 2013Ariana Grande must really love bandwagons, because she sure has been jumping on a lot of them lately. It was only last week that we found out she’s a vegan, and now we’re hearing that she’s joined Kabbalah, too? Easy, tiger. Take it easy.

In case you don’t remember Kabbalah, it’s that thing where you wear a red string around your finger and go out to lunch with Madonna a few times and then you get to pretty much decide what rules you want to follow. I mean technically it’s an esoteric off-branch of Judaism whose definition varies ‘according to the tradition and aims of those following it’…which basically means it was the choose-your-own-religion of the 2000s.  Throughout that decade, people like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, and Britney Spears floated in and out of Kabbalah at will — mostly out, in light of the mounting controversies and investigations for financial malfeasance by the IRS and FBI.

But welcome aboard, Ariana! The well has been dry for a couple years now, so let’s get some fresh blood ’round these parts! What does Kabbalah mean to you?

“It is the practice of being a good person and how that will manifest good things in your life. People don’t really realize that if you are kind you can make all sorts of things happen for you.”

Yes, you definitely need to be a part of a religion in order to be a good person. But tell me, why did you leave the Catholic faith?

“I was born Roman Catholic but I lost faith when the Pope decided to tell me everything I loved and believed in was wrong. [The church] said Spongebob Squarepants is gay and he’s a sinner and he should burn in hell. And Harry Potter was a sin. And working women. I was like ‘Enough! First the gays, then Spongebob and now Harry Potter? Get out my house!’ I was not having it. And the working woman thing? It was a moment for me. I needed something else to believe in.”

Preach, girl. You can insult the gays and Spongebob all you want, but the minute you take a tone with my dude Harry Potter, you can eff right off.

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  • Olivia Wilson

    How much time does the church spend watching Spongebob that they’ve come to that conclusion? Much too much, that’s how much.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      NOT ENOUGH. Never enough.

  • Amy

    She’s super talented, and I respect her mad pipes, but man, the more I read about her, the more I roll my eyes at the littlest mention of her.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I know…

  • Jay Dee

    I agree with the commenter below me; Ariana’s voice is AMAZING and I have always thought so, she is definitely one of the few actually talented young singers out there today, but the more interviews I watch/read, the more off putting she seems to me. Idk maybe it’s just me, but her interview responses often lack the maturity of some of her peers (even those she is astronomically more talented than) I definitely prefer her when she’s singing than when she’s talking.

  • Katie

    Thats the most simplistic, childish view of Christianity I’ve ever heard.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Hers or mine?

    • Katie

      Hers, silly billy.

    • Amy

      Exactly my feelings when I read this.

  • della

    If you wanna change your religion you should be wiser for whats your new religion

  • della

    If you wanna change your religion you should be wiser for whats your new religion

  • Seriously?

    I don’t get it. I’m a catholic, and our priest LOVE Harry Potter. He says it teaches courage despite uncertainty of the future. He also says that it focuses on unity for a good cause despite personal differences. He correlates it to faith, that whatever religion one may have, as long as we unite as a people, then world would be a wonderful place to live in.

    He hates Twilight, though. Says that Bella is weak-minded and shouldn’t be a role model to girls. And he questions why Jacob is always shirtless and why vampires sparkle.

    Man, our priest is cool.

  • Sophia

    Ariana’s older brother is openly gay and she is incredibly close with him. She converted to Kabbalah because she couldn’t believe the religion she was practicing told her that her brother was wrong, and she believes gay marriage should be legalized everywhere. She is a very nice, sweet person. I’ve met her before and I’ve never met anyone so polite. Just because she says one thing about why she converted, doesn’t mean that’s the only reason. Also, take a joke? She didn’t jump on the bandwagon, she has been practicing Kabbalah for a while now, not just 3 months ago. Get your head out of your ass and do some research before you post an article on this trash website.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Before you tell me to take my head out of my ass, please consider that my hair typically runs very cold. How else do you advise I maintain a healthy body temperature?