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Bowen Yang Voices Support for Ariana Grande amid Speculation Surrounding 'Eternal Sunshine': 'The Narrative Is Wrong'

"I can tell you for a fact that what people out there seem to be clinging onto is incorrect," Yang said during Wednesday's episode of 'Las Culturistas' podcast

<p>Arturo Holmes/WireImage; Rodin Eckenroth/Getty</p> Bowen Yang; Ariana Grande

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Bowen Yang; Ariana Grande

Bowen Yang has Ariana Grande's back.

During Wednesday's episode of Las Culturistas podcast, the Saturday Night Live star, 33, discussed his thoughts on his Wicked costar's new album Eternal Sunshine.

Yang said that the album has "truth and authenticity in conjunction with a sensitivity."

"I think, I can say, not autobiographical as an album, but she was very, very, very purposeful about the way people would be portrayed in this and the way she would portray herself in this and how it's not a totally, 'my hands are clean,'" the Fire Island actor said.

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Yang continued: "She could have absolutely put out an album that was like 'I'm going to preserve and protect things about my own image' or wrest the narrative from someone or the media or people in these situation."

While he didn't get too deep into specifics while discussing the pop star's single "We Can't Be Friends," the actor/comedian discussed the "puritanical" way that society is approaching marriage "in the discourse" surrounding the singer.

"Everyones being like 'the sanctity of marriage.' Of course it is so much more complicated than that, but at the heart of the conversations that we've had in infidelity discourse with everybody," Yang began. "Because, I will also just say, the thing in 'We Can't Be Friends' is like, the narrative is wrong. And she's not even outwardly saying that, but the narrative has been incorrect, and people have even retracted things in these stories with no f---ing apology to the people who are involved."

"I can tell you for a fact that what people out there seem to be clinging onto is incorrect, Yang concluded, appearing to refer to Grande's divorce from ex-husband Dalton Gomez and romance with Broadway star Ethan Slater, which PEOPLE first confirmed in July 2023.

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<p>Arturo Holmes/Getty</p> Ariana Grande at the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood

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Ariana Grande at the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood

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The "Thank U Next" artist, 30, released her seventh studio album Eternal Sunshine — and follow-up to 2020's Positions — on March 8.

In a February interview on the Zach Sang Show, Grande said that in the years since releasing Positions, her relationship to music has transformed, thanks in part to her Wicked character Glinda (The first part of the movie is set for release on Nov. 27, while the second part will premiere a year later).

“I kind of healed a lot of parts of myself alongside and through her and it actually helped me heal a lot of my own personal weird stuff that I had with my relationship to music and to being an artist,” she said. “It all happened absolutely how it was meant to be.”

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