Ariana Grande slams Piers Morgan: 'Women can be sexual and talented'

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Ariana Grande has her mom’s back — both online and off.

The 25-year-old singer is jumping to her mother Joan Grande’s defense after she became locked in a Twitter war with controversial news anchor Piers Morgan.

The drama started when Morgan took to social media to call out British girl group, Little Mix, for the music video for their new single, “Strip.” In the video, the group’s naked bodies are covered in slur words, which Morgan called out as a marketing tactic.

A war of the words continued with Little Mix calling the “Good Morning Britain” host a “little twat” during an interview with BBC Radio 1.


Things escalated across the pond when Morgan called out Ellen DeGenerous while simultaneously promoting his recent article for the Daily Mail that calls out “hypocritical radical feminists.”

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Grande’s mother took to Twitter calling Morgan out for his negative views regarding Little Mix and Ellen, writing, “Didn’t your mother ever teach you, if you don’t have nothing nice to say, don’t say it!”


Never one to back down from a war of the words, Morgan made things personal in his reply, bringing Ariana Grande into the conversation.

“My mother taught me to speak my mind and never be afraid to express honestly held opinion,” Morgan replied.“Ellen’s a hypocrite – and as for Little Mix, I’d just prefer they use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity. As your own daughter does!”

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Grande quickly jumped on Twitter, calling out Morgan for his views writing, “I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because I choose to. Women can be sexual and talented. Naked and dignified. It’s OUR choice.”


Grande didn’t stop there, and made her feelings known to her nearly 59 million Twitter followers.

“I look forward to the day you realize there are other way to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do,” she wrote to the 53-year-old Brit.


The vocal powerhouse wasn’t done with Morgan just yet, and pulled one of his old tweets from the archives.


Morgan took the entire exchange in stride, making sure that Grande knew that when it comes to sharing his opinions, he’s an equal opportunist.


The dizzying back-and-forth Twitter war ended with an unanswered invitation by Morgan for the pop star and her mother to hash it out on his morning show.

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