Ariana Grande asks fans to stop sending people 'hateful messages' following album release

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Following the release of her highly anticipated latest album, Eternal Sunshine, Ariana Grande has had people speculating about who some of the songs might be about and now, she's scolding her fans that are sending "hateful messages" to people in her life on her behalf.

"I just wanted to say anyone that is sending hateful messages to the people in my life based on your interpretation of this album is not supporting me and is absolutely doing the polar opposite of what I would ever encourage (and is also entirely misinterpreting the intention behind the music)…" She wrote in an Instagram story the day after her album dropped.

"Although this album captures a lot of painful moments, it also is woven together with a through line of deep, sincere love," she continued and encouraged people who don't understand the music and can only hear the lines about pain and heartbreak to listen more closely before they send hateful messages to anyone.

Although Ariana Grande didn't specify who was receiving the messages that she was asking for her fans to stop sending on her behalf, it's easy to assume that they're likely being sent to her ex, Dalton Gomez. Much of Eternal Sunshine features Ariana Grande opening up about her divorce from her ex and moving on from the heartache and pain of the divorce to her new relationship with ther Wicked co-star Ethan Slater.

From the intro song, titled "Intro (End of the World)", Ariana opens up about whether or not her then-husband and herself are in the right relationship and whether or not they're really wholly invested in each other.

The song features a questioning line of lyrics that include lines like, "If the moon went dark tonight and if it all ended tomorrow, would I be the one on your mind your mind? And if it all ended tomorrow, would you be the one on mine?"

Although much of the album follows those breakup lines that are assumed to be about Dalton Gomez that "Intro (End of the World)" did, there are also songs like "The Boy Is Mine" that have a more optimistic tone and focus, as "yes, and?" did on her new relationship with Wicked co-star Ethan Slater.

"Something about him is made for somebody like me," she sings in "The Boy Is Mine" about her new love.

While many fans are enjoying this vulnerable look into Ariana's divorce and her moving on with a new boyfriend, there are other fans pointing out that when she began dating Ethan Slater, he was allegedly still in a relationship with his ex with whom he had recently welcomed a child.

This means that along with Ariana Grande's defenders launching hate toward Dalton Gomez, it's also likely that there are critics that are scolding Ethan Slater for the way that he entered his relationship with Ariana Grande.