Piers Morgan is predominantly famous for being kind of awful. How awful? Well, he once said that men who carry their babies aren't real men... sooooooo... very. Recently he went off on one of his typical tantrums - this time aimed at Ellen and the group Little Mix. He drew the attention of Ariana Grande's mom Joan, who kind of mom-scolded him on Twitter. He responded to Joan, essentially saying Ellen is a hypocrite and Little Mix was using their sexuality inappropriately. Ariana must not have been busy at the moment, or maybe she canceled her meetings but she had all the time in the world to fire back at him.
Let's start from the top. Piers initially tweeted a video that Ellen released for International Men's Day. According to him it was total hypocrisy because Ellen showed some pictures the men had taken shirtless, but when he told a woman they had nice legs people called him a creep. We could go into the differences between consensual images and a rando commenting on your thighs, but that's not really important. The next day Piers went after Little Mix for an image they released. The image suggested they were nude (you can't see anything) and words and phrases were written across their bodies. The image was meant as a nod to an image the Dixie Chicks did for a magazine cover.
Piers singled out member Jesy, who he had previous beef with, and said she looked ridiculous and should put some clothes on.
Sultry? She looks ridiculous. Ask her to put some clothes on (if she has any...) & apologise for calling me a tw*t. https://t.co/i63gXpkJaV— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542726050.0
His followers weren't feeling it - particularly since Piers himself has posed mostly nude (for a Burger King fragrance, no less) and he was a vocal supporter of "grid girls" when their jobs were in danger. Grid girls are the girls in bikinis who walk around holding up cards that show what round it is in a boxing match or other sporting event. So it's okay for Piers to be nude and for grid girls to use their sexuality as long as it's for a reason he enjoys?
Yeah his followers weren't happy.
@piersmorgan Hmmmm so you’re happy to passionately stand up for grid girls and what they do, but you’re making a ma… https://t.co/TDHJJQ4QN5— Sophie Barley (@Sophie Barley) 1542732567.0
@piersmorgan imagine calling her ridiculous when you did this https://t.co/5jWokUz4UN— lu (@lu) 1542742730.0
@piersmorgan So it’s ok for YOU to strip down to promote Burger King but Jesy can’t pose in underwear??— Rachel (@Rachel) 1542813335.0
Enter Joan, asking what people everywhere want to know. Honestly what is wrong with you, Piers?
Honestly what is wrong with you @piersmorgan ? Didn’t your mother ever teach you, if you have nothing nice to say,… https://t.co/4uHE5RbGbj— Joan Grande (@Joan Grande) 1542820568.0
Piers responded, essentially saying he's a jerk because his mommy taught him so? Also, he would "prefer" that Little Mix sold records using talent not sexuality. He ended by referencing Ariana herself as though she had never allowed sexuality to be a part of her work. Piers clearly isn't a fan or he'd know Ariana proudly embraces all facets of herself in her work - up to and including her sexuality. No worries, he was about to learn.
Here's his response:
Hi Joan, my mother taught me to speak my mind & never be afraid to express honestly held opinion. Ellen's a hypocr… https://t.co/rwpAecIkHZ— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542821117.0
Ariana swooped in with a mini tweetnado for Piers.
Ellen is an incredible & kind human being.. I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to. wome… https://t.co/5O7KgOrU2n— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande) 1542822037.0
keep fighting the fight divas @LittleMix 🖤 your sisters have your back— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande) 1542822119.0
also @piersmorgan, i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant… https://t.co/eQFiXxsOcd— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande) 1542822290.0
when u do it it’s ok tho right? https://t.co/FJyF24ZlYx— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande) 1542822595.0
thank u fuckin next— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande) 1542822838.0
People were absolutely here for this.
@headquarters @ArianaGrande https://t.co/abcjDTUBKv— ryan (@ryan) 1542842579.0
@ArianaGrande @piersmorgan A visual re-enactment of this entire exchange https://t.co/ShCmnJcvq1— Eden Shadynasty (@Eden Shadynasty) 1542854768.0
@alliharvard @ArianaGrande @piersmorgan That's a generous observation— Miranda Rose (@Miranda Rose) 1542857035.0
@ArianaGrande damn sis went in hard https://t.co/1aRUtO2WzJ— 𝑱𝑶𝑺𝑯 (@𝑱𝑶𝑺𝑯) 1542849993.0
@ArianaGrande @piersmorgan https://t.co/RAMAvXJljE— Theresa Olachia (@Theresa Olachia) 1542851210.0
@ArianaGrande @piersmorgan holy fucking shit ari LOL the realest thank u, next you’ve given yet lmfao— ♡♪!? (@♡♪!?) 1542844053.0
@ArianaGrande You go girl! ❤️❤️ https://t.co/ZfHRRY9k3z— Nathan 🏳️🌈 (@Nathan 🏳️🌈) 1542850515.0
Piers didn't let it die there. He tagged in some other celebs who he has had beef with in the past and then acted annoyed when they supported one another.
Very disappointed @KimKardashian @emrata & @chrissyteigen haven't (so far..) raced to defend @LittleMix &… https://t.co/sj1CtwPnmJ— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542832415.0
🤢🤢🤢 https://t.co/gyPtulmumX— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542835120.0
Can you guys get a room? This is nauseating. https://t.co/LFX4BMBsbC— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542835171.0
😂😂😂Thanks for the mention, @chrissyteigen. Unfortunately, coming from you it had the complete opposite effect. https://t.co/4VO5vTCBKp— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542873551.0
I laughed at this, because I find Ms Teigen comically ridiculous, but can you imagine the outrage if I tweeted some… https://t.co/DRZDeejTHT— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542874899.0
Once the 53-yr-old man had stirred up enough attention and tagged in enough celebrities for his trolling, he declared himself the victim of bullying.
Thank you Gavin. About time people realised I am the VICTIM here! https://t.co/tdL4NYDv52— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1542881767.0
Ariana went on about business as usual, ignoring his trolling.