Ariana Grande praised for slamming Piers Morgan's opinions on women

  • 22/11/2018
Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan.
Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan. Photo credit: Getty

Ariana Grande has been praised for taking down Piers Morgan after he went on a Twitter rampage calling out a range of celebrity women on International Men's Day.

"Ellen drooling today over famous men's bodies on #InternationalMensDay2018," he captioned a montage that ran on The Ellen Show earlier this week.

"Yet I've been abused all day for complimenting @hollywills on her legs," he wrote, referring to This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby.

"The hypocrisy of modern feminism laid bare."

Morgan then accused girl group Little Mix of stealing a photo shoot concept from The Dixie Chicks in which the women have hurtful comments written on their naked bodies.

He added that Little Mix member Jesy Nelson looked "ridiculous" in her latest Instagram post and told her to "put some clothes on" after she called him a tw*t in a radio interview.

Cue Ariana Grande, who chimed in to have her say on the matter. She followed her mother Joan's lead, who had already tweeted to the journalist that he was "disgraceful".  

"I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because I choose to," the 'God Is A Woman' singer replied.

"Women can be sexual AND talented. Naked and dignified. It's OUR choice."

Dropping a line from her latest single, which lists her ex-boyfriends, Grande added: "I say this w all due respect but thank u, next [sic]."

But she wasn't quite done with Morgan yet.

"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."

DeGeneres praised Grande for her response, telling her "I love you... and everyone in this world who celebrates all people inclusively." 

Morgan replied, "Can you guys get a room? This is nauseating," prompting a backlash from Twitter users who posted memes and gifs of the British broadcaster, using his own insult as the caption.