Current popstar and former Nickelodeon starlet Ariana Grande — who made a name for herself among Disney fans when she performed “I Won’t Say (I’m In Love)” from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules (1997) on the original Disney Family Singalong special during quarantine in 2020, leading to a petition for the “Bang Bang” songstress to play Megara in the reported upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic animated movie — has been accused of Korean cultural appropriation in a viral TikTok video.
For Disney, she appeared and performed in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards. She also performed Zero to Hero on the We Love Disney album. In 2017, she performed a duet version of Beauty and the Beast with John Legend for the 2017 version of the film of the same name. She was mentioned in an episode of Stuck in the Middle and the Bizaardvark episode “Chocolate Bananas”.
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