Ariana Grande’s Fans Are Wondering Who Approved Her Tour’s Merchandise Designs
By Mikelle Leow, 20 Mar 2019
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Ariana Grande has been the face of some pretty questionable design decisions.
Her iconic stool pose, seen on her 2014 album My Everything, seems physically impossible and likely photoshopped. Following after, a recent music video resulted in a lawsuit being filed due to creative similarities. Not forgetting that infamous tattoo that was supposed to read, “7 Rings” in Japanese, but translated to “barbecue grill” instead.
Now, as the pop star kicks off her Sweetener world tour, fans have uncovered more baffling design work, this time in the form of oft-overpriced tour merchandise.
One of the simpler t-shirts sold at her concerts is subtly emblazoned with the text, “Sweetener world tour,” but because someone didn’t get Marie Kondo’s memo on minimalism, it’s graced with a couple of squiggles seemingly created using MS Paint’s spray paint tool.
The strange bluish marks are also alike stains from a man’s flaccid nether regions, social media users joke.
“Ariana really put a dick stain on her merch and said, ‘Here you go, that’ll be $100,’” writes Twitter user ‘hardydrowse’.
To other fans, a number of t-shirts bearing Grande’s portraits resemble pictures put up at funerals.
“The Sweetener merch design really has Ariana looking like she died,” says Twitter user ‘saphorics’.
If you’re thinking of owning a piece of Grande merch yourself—albeit one that isn’t so flashy—the official Ariana Grande store actually retails apparels and accessories that are more, ahem, subtle.
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ariana really put a dick stain on her merch and said here u go, that’ll b $100 pic.twitter.com/bJ4aSYLmmY— 𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 is going to jail (@hardydrowse) March 19, 2019
whoever made ariana’s sweetener tour merch, i just want to talk......... pic.twitter.com/E1QBPSMwAg— ANJ (@angxlique) March 19, 2019
the sweetener merch design really has ariana looking like she died pic.twitter.com/XcKGo4wzL6— ً (@saphorics) March 18, 2019
the fonts for “Sweetener World Tour” are.............a CHOICE— Sunny 🧚🏽♀️🦕 (@SanahBanana) March 18, 2019
Ariana’s tour merch looks like a duvalin pic.twitter.com/xUcme6PoTV— byanka is 🆗 (@AllTimeLouis91) March 18, 2019
ariana merch really the worst shit ive ever seen pic.twitter.com/VPM66XLqQN— brigid :) (@graechitty) March 19, 2019
This is my first time seeing ariana live and THATS the merch I have to choose from pic.twitter.com/puy8aWuZ1W— lyndsey 🧜🏻♀️ (@osnapitzlyndsey) March 18, 2019
ariana knows i’m broke so she chose to sell ugly merch. the generous and kind hearted queen she is.— celina (@jcurnaIs) March 18, 2019
ariana’s tour merch is even uglier than her regular merch who would have thought that was possible— pipes (@esnyari) March 18, 2019
a simple etsy search has better quality merch than ariana’s official merch pic.twitter.com/fPSZe9xBbb— ashley (@winglessbell) March 18, 2019
[via Pedestrian, images via various sources]
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