Ariana Grande Shut Down Piers Morgan’s Sexist Tweets and We’re Here for It
Ariana Grande has no time for sexism. The singer took to Twitter to proudly preach female empowerment after British TV host Piers Morgan criticized the group Little Mix for a recent photo shoot.
Earlier in the week, Morgan shared a recent promo photo of Little Mix that paid homage to a 2003 Entertainment Weekly cover photo of the Dixie Chicks, for which the country group posed nude and covered in words such as “Boycott,” “Traitors,” and more. The photo was a reaction to the major backlash the group faced for taking a stance against then-President George W. Bush’s ordered invasion of Iraq.
Little Mix made a statement by recreating the photo with words such as “Talentless,” “Ugly,” “Fat,” and more insults that have been lobbed at them over the years. Morgan accused Little Mix of “stealing” the idea, which prompted Grande’s mother, Joan, to point out that it was an homage.
Morgan then involved Grande, saying, “I’d just prefer they use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity. As your own daughter does…!” And that’s when the singer herself stepped in.
“I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to,” Grande wrote. “Women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified. it’s OUR choice. and we will keep fighting til people understand. i say this w all due respect but thank u, next.”
But the singer didn’t stop there. “Also, @piersmorgan, I look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do,” she continued. “I think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it.” She also tweeted to Little Mix to “keep fighting the fight,” telling them she had their back.
Grande and her mother had also been defending Ellen DeGeneres, who, the day before the Little Mix tweets, Morgan accused of being part of the “hypocrisy of modern feminism” because of a recent segment on her show in which she celebrated men for International Men’s Day.
After the skillful shut-down, Ariana tweeted a final “thank u f–kin next,” before continuing to give fans glimpses of the upcoming video for “Thank U, Next.”
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