Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus were trying to help the LGBT community by performing in the musical fundraiser for Happy Hippie Foundation, but they ended up being criticised by most of the outspoken gay people. They have been blaming the singers for "cultural appropriation".
People belonging to the LGBT community have been dissing the pop stars on almost every website, accusing them of doing no favour to the community by singing songs.
Migliore29 sounded very displeased with their "charity". "This is not helping LGBT homelessness. it's straight white girl cultural appropriation at its finest. Our community has been though enough, we don't need these two attention hags trying to make money by doing so-called 'charity' for us," he commented on an article about their performance on Pinknews.
One of the commentators, Saul, was furious with Ari and Miley. He wrote on Towleroad that they should stop sympathising as they do not know what the LGBT community has to face on a daily basis.
"I am so sick of straight female pop stars exploiting the gay community. First, it was Madonna. Then Gaga. Now Miley and Ariana, who have NO idea what is was like to be gay in the 1980s and 1990s. SICK OF IT!"
Miley Cyrus had recently tweeted in support of Bruce Jenner's transformation and asked her fans to wear t-shirts that support the cause.
Ariana has also had her fair share of run-ins with the church. The church did not welcome her brother's decision to come out as gay, and eventually they had to seek faith in the local Kabbalah centre.
But, comments about the cultural appropriation kept pouring in. "And these two are why people hate gay people. They don't care about any gay causes. They use the community so they can act all charitable and everything like that only to go home and probably make gay jokes themselves. Cultural appropriation really sucks but it is harmful to the gay community more than any other," Alan Smith commented on an article on ABC's website.