The funeral for the legendary Aretha Franklin was held today and it had a lot of newsworthy moments befitting a woman who had contributed a lot of wonderful music to the world. Fittingly, singers performed in her honor, including Ariana Grande. But not so fittingly, some people believed that during her performance that former president Bill Clinton was ogling the young singer.
The funeral for Franklin was held at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Franklin died at 76 years old after a long bout with pancreatic cancer after a lifetime as a singer and songwriter with over 100 songs that hit the charts.
Bill Clinton had a seat of honor in the front row alongside Jesse. Jackson and Al Sharpton and spoke during the funeral.
But the moment in question came during Grande’s performance.
The moment came as the 25-year-old Grande performed (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the funeral for the icon, which was attended by other prominent figures, such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who were seated near Bill Clinton, 72. But it was Bill Clinton’s supposed wandering eyes that spark the Internet’s ire.
People were not amused.
“Please keep Bill Clinton away from Ariana Grande,” wrote a man on Twitter, of the notoriously womanizing ex-president. Wrote another man: “Gross… Watch Bill Clinton look Ariana Grande up and down when she sings at #ArethaFranklinFuneral and try not to throw up in your mouth. 🤮”
Here’s the video and you can decide for yourselves.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 31, 2018
Some defended Clinton saying he was just smiling.
Still others blamed Grande for wearing a short dress which they thought wrong for a funeral.
This isn’t the first time that Clinton has been accused of ogling at an event. He was also accused of ogling Ivanka Trump during the Inauguration.
Here’s Ariana Grande’s full performance.