Is she really sitting on that stool?
Ariana Grande’s 2014 album “My Everything” is getting attention on Twitter this week after BuzzFeed’s Jesse McLaren tried to re-create her pose and found it difficult … perhaps even impossible:
The discussion gained steam when it was retweeted by Grande herself:
That sparked comments, theories, stool truthers and even multiple attempts to re-create the cover, with hilariously mixed results:
She’s lean and nimble, you’re large and clunky. That’s why she’s the superstar.
— Raissa L (@raissa8888) October 15, 2017
But did you subject your results to a committee of your peers? Were the experiments run in a controlled, double-blind environment?
— Nick Herrgott (@NTHerrgott) October 15, 2017
She does seem to have an unusual center of gravity.
— Barry Rosen (@BAR0ke) October 15, 2017
I want a whole Grande scientific analysis, like the one done to test whether both Jack and Rose could fit on that raft.
— Michele (@michele866) October 16, 2017
Perhaps the stool is there but most of her weight is leaning against a black wall?
— Simone (@Vrtlnsanity) October 15, 2017
U dont have the ponytail, that’s what balances everything out
— WHO wants lasagna (@highlighthunnie) October 15, 2017
This is important work. NSF grant for this man!
— Dark As Vim (@AardvarkRatnikk) October 16, 2017
So was it a photo editing job?
Someone tweeted other images from the shoot that appeared to confirm that Grande, indeed, was seated on the stool.