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Ariana Grande Just Slayed Piers Morgan In Five Flawless Tweets

Ariana Grande is seriously a queen and is honestly the mood worth embracing right now. After journalist Piers Morgan went on a Twitter tirade on Wednesday against U.K. girl group Little Mix and Joan Grande, Ariana had the best clap back ever. 

It all started after Morgan criticized Little Mix for posing nude in a recent photo shoot for their song “Strip.” He accused the group of copying a previous photo that was done by the Dixie Chicks. 

Joan Grande, Ariana’s mother, came to Little Mix’s defense and also criticized Morgan’s remarks about Ellen DeGeneres. “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.” 

According to People, Morgan previously called out DeGeneres’ video montage of male celebrity bodies for International Men’s Day, saying it was “the hypocrisy of modern feminism laid bare.” He later responded to Joan Grande, calling DeGeneres a hypocrite and bashing Little Mix and Ariana for using nudity to sell albums. 

The tweets prompted Ariana Grande to post a series of tweets herself. “Ellen is an incredible & kind human being…,” she praised. “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. ? & we will keep fighting til people understand. I say this w all due respect but thank u, next.” 

Morgan responded by saying “how lovely” it was to hear from Ariana right after her mother. “Of course, women can do what they like — but if they/you use nudity to sell records to impressionable young female fans, I’ll continue to call them/you out on it,” he wrote. “All due respect, but thank YOU. Next…”

Thankfully, Ariana did not back down. She continued in a series of tweets to praise Ellen DeGeneres and Little Mix. 

She also called out Morgan for being a hypocrite for calling out Little Mix’s nude shoot. He previously shared a photo of himself semi-nude a couple days before to promote his column.

She ended the Twitter war with a perfect response, “Thank u fuckin next.” Little Mix later responded to Ariana with words of gratitude and love. 

Carissa Dunlap is a Her Campus News X Social Intern for Summer 2018. She is a current Publishing major and Journalism minor at Emerson College (Class of 2020). When she isn't perusing the YA bookshelf at the bookstore, she can be found watching dog videos on Facebook, at her favorite coffee shops, or relaxing on the beach. Follow her on Instagram @dunlapcarissa or Twitter @Caridunlap.
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