Ariana Grande had some strong words for Piers Morgan after the journalist launched a Twitter diatribe on Wednesday against the group of US girls Little Mix and her mother, Joan Grande.
The dispute began after Morgan criticized the promotional art of Little Mix's upcoming album, "LM5," and graded the image as a copy of a previous photo shoot by Dixie Chicks. "Hears @Small mix – When are you going to admit that you stole this idea from @Dixie Chicks?," he wrote.
Shortly after, Morgan returned to target the band, this time attacking member Jesy Nelson for posting a picture of her alone in her underwear. "Shameful? She looks ridiculous," he tweeted. "Ask him to put on some clothes (if he has any …) and excuse me for calling me a tw * t."
In response to the tweet, Joan Grande came to the defense of Little Mix before criticizing Morgan for her previous comments about talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "Honestly, what's wrong with you? @Piersmorgan ? Did your mother never teach you? If you do not have anything good to say, do not say it! You came for @TheEllenShow yesterday that was shameful, she is an angel. @Small mix Today, have you ever heard of paying homage? And … well, it does not matter.
Morgan had previously called the double standard in Hollywood in response to a video montage of male celebrity bodies published by DeGeneres in honor of International Men's Day. In the tweet, Morgan calls the DeGeneres video "the hypocrisy of modern feminism exposed."
Morgan quickly responded to Joan Grande, calling DeGeneres a hypocrite and denouncing both Little Mix and Ariana Grande for using their nudity to sell albums.
Morgan's tweet sparked a series of publications by Ariana Grande, during which the pop star praised DeGeneres before defending the use of her own sexuality and signing the title of her latest single, "gracias, próxima."
"Ellen is an amazing and kind human being, I use my talent and my sexuality all the time because I choose," Grande wrote. "Women can be sexual and talented. Naked and worthy. It is our choice. 🖤 and we will continue fighting until people understand. I say this with due respect, but thanks, next.
Grande ended the conversation by calling Morgan's double standards by sharing his tweet of a half-naked photo of himself in front of a fireplace. "When you do it, it's okay, right?" He wrote.