Bishop Charles H. Ellis III Ruins Ariana Grande's Moment At Aretha Franklin's Funeral With Weird Joke And Groping
Ariana Grande gave a stellar performance at Aretha Franklin's funeral, but many find the moment was ruined by Bishop Charles H. Ellis III who touched her inappropriately and made an odd joke.
The 25-year-old diva impressed with her impeccable cords by belting out “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan.
After the emotional rendition, the pastor hugged Ariana, and his hands were placed where they should not have gone.
During the late Queen of Soul’s funeral, Bishop Charles made this bizarre joke: “I’ve got to apologize because I have to brush up. My 28-year-old daughter tells me, ‘Dad! You are old at 60.’ When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell.”
One fan said this: "Now that isn't right. I don't understand why men especially older men feel the need to invade your personal space and feel all up on you. I feel like she wanted to say something..you could see it in her body language. He made her feel so uncomfortable, poor Ariana."
Another commenter shared: "And honestly these “church leaders” know better they know how close or where to touch or hold someone when it comes to being in the house of God and being a Christian. I’ve experienced these type of creeps myself, and it’s honestly disgusting. I’m disgusted. I felt uncomfortable. If women speak up about respecting our space, we are dramatic. This is getting tiring. Respect OUR SPACE! Respect OUR BODIES!Ms. Franklin already rolling in her grave smh. Disrespectful AF!"
A third follower stated: "It sounded like she said... how can you do that, I'm up here? Then he throws the taco bell joke, as she a Spanish snack? She was definitely not ok with this. Her body language is showing exactly how uncomfortable she is. Very disrespectful! Wow."
This fourth person asserted: "Yeah, he was a bit too touchy. That was more than Godly love... even though he was comfortable, she wasn't. He knows what he is doing, feeling up the side boob. That was rude! Why would something from Taco bell be on the program?"
Ariana deserved more respect than this.