Over the past few weeks, rumors of Ariana Grande's diva behavior have provided plenty of laughs and occasions for collective head shaking.
Yesterday, Giuliana Rancic confirmed that the rumors are true, and the E! News personality is not in the business of lying or making celebrity enemies.
According to Rancic, the 21-year-old singer is a full-blown prima donna and her weird quirk that's been consistently chattered about is indeed a real thing:
Yes, Ariana is obsessed with her left side. So obsessed, in fact that Ariana has canceled photo shoots out of fear that someone might snap a pic of her "bad side."
It's odd, and amusing, and maybe a bit obnoxious-sounding.
Some folks are speculating, though, that there could be more to Ariana's Harvey Dent-like obsession with the hemispheres of her face than we originally thought:
Various writers and social critics have begun theorizing that Ariana's fear of being photographed on her right side could be a symptom of body dysmorphia.
That mental illness is defined as "belief that one's own appearance is unusually defective (worthy of hiding or fixing), although the perceived flaw might be nonexistent."
Body dysmorphia shares traits in common with OCD and eating disorders, experts say.
In other words, it's possible that while the public has delighted in mocking Ariana for these tales of vanity, she may actually be thoroughly suffering in the spotlight.
Worse, with round-the-clock feedback via social media (much of it from haters), experts say we can expect more and more child stars to grow up with similar afflictions.
Scary stuff. Just another reason why we should all take a minute and think before we diss.