Ariana Grande shuts down Piers Morgan for slut-shaming Little Mix

Grande and Morgan have sparred on Twitter following the pundit's negative comments about the group

Clémence Michallon,Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 21 November 2018 19:14
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Piers Morgan has been called out by Ariana Grande and her mother after attempting to slut-shame Little Mix.

The TV host accused the world's biggest girl group of "using nudity to sell records", after seeing the picture of them posing nude with insults such as "ugly" and "irrelevant" written on their bodies. He had earlier claimed they stole the idea from Dixie Chicks' 2003 Entertainment Weekly cover.

Grande's mother Joan responded to his tweet, asking: "Honestly, what is wrong with you @piersmorgan? Didn't your mother ever teach you, if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it! You came for @TheEllenShow yesterday which was disgraceful, she is an angel. @LittleMix today, did you ever hear of paying homage? And... well never mind."

Morgan replied and called DeGeneres a hypocrite for including a segment on her show that involved "drooling over famous men's bodies", before saying he would rather Little Mix "use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity".

Grande herself then stepped in and spoke out in support of Little Mix. "I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because I choose to," she wrote.

"Women can be sexual AND talented. Naked and dignified. It's OUR choice. & we will keep fighting til people understand. I say this w all due respect but thank u, next."

She added: "I look forward to the day you realise there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticise young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do. I think that'll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or whatever's left of it."

Grande then shared an image of Morgan which showed him sprawled naked in front of a fireplace, with just a piece of red fabric covering him. "When you do it it's OK though right?" she quipped.

Grande's single "Thank U, Next" recently became the fastest ever song to pass 100m streams, achieving the feat in just 11 days. It also broke the record for being the most-streamed song by a female artist in a single day.

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