A new video of Bishop Charles H. Ellis III molesting Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s funeral has surfaced and everyone is talking about it.
In case you missed it: the Dangerous Woman crooner was one of the singers who performed at the Queen of Soul’s funeral in Detroit. Many people praised her soul-stirring rendition of “Natural Woman” at the event, and some also noticed the cringe-worthy moment when Bishop Charles H. Ellis III groped her on live TV.
From the clip, the preacher could be seen wrapping his hand tightly around Ariana’s side and reaching for her breast, before saying, “I thought that [Ariana Grande] was a new something at Taco Bell.”
The singer was visibly uncomfortable and even tried to ward him off, but he held on.
Watch the video below.
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) September 1, 2018
And here’s what everyone is saying about the apparent harassment.
Bishop Ellis should be ashamed of himself…groping @ArianaGrande like this was completely inappropriate! Plus, even if he didn’t know who she was, to say he thought she was something from Taco Bell is such a slam.
— Adrienne Morris (@AdrienneMorris_) September 1, 2018
I don’t care what you think about Ariana Grande, her music or her dress. This is wrong. That bishop’s hand should not be on her breast: I just saw this because I’ve been working and not watching pic.twitter.com/ixVhgYBJTN
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) September 1, 2018
Make no doubt about it. Ariana Grande was groped on worldwide television by a pastor. It was disgusting. The men will soon wake up to lie about what everyone else saw.
— Yoli (@aNameToCarry) August 31, 2018
— Fall (@wokeboss) August 31, 2018
2. Bishop Ellis counted on Ariana ‘s silence so that he could continue to assault her in a church full of people. Bishop Ellis, your arrogance and disrespect towards Ariana is disgusting, your actions illegal. #ArrestBishopEllis #RespectAriana @ArianaGrande
— Jamie B (@jambie61) September 1, 2018
— ᴀɴɴɪᴇ🌹 (@sabby_Lover) August 31, 2018
It’s so fucking disgusting that the PASTOR at Aretha Franklin’s funeral groped Ariana Grande. I can’t believe that someone would do that at a FUNERAL or in GENERAL. In no way shape or form is this ok.
— Ariana-Li (@GoldMinion047) August 31, 2018
So are we going to talk about that pastor putting his hands on Ariana Grande while making that taco bell joke or are we just going to ignore the fact that he dug his fingers into the side of her breast during the livestream!?!? #ArethaHomecoming
— Sophia Chester (@SophiaTheAuthor) August 31, 2018
Now that we've all seen this pastor molest Ariana Grande, can we PLEASE talk about the molestation that goes on in Black churches?#ArethaHomegoing
— Hayley J. Armstrong (@FroPaz444) September 1, 2018