Ariana Grande is more than just a pop-singing superstar. Sure, her musical talents are awesome, but what you might not know is that she's also a master of social media clap-backs! Don't just take it from us; the title of her latest hit song, "thank u, next," can even explain the star's no-fuss attitude– especially when it comes to men. Ariana has always been quick to advocate for the likes of both herself and other women (both on an off of the Internet).
So, it was no surprise when Ariana chimed in on a thread started by Piers Morgan. The British journalist (and frequent Twitter troll) began insulting both Ellen DeGeneres and the popular girl group, Little Mix, over social media this past week. And this is far from the first time Morgan has lashed out on at others online. Thankfully, both Ariana and her mother were there to set him straight!
See what the pop star wrote, and how the Twitter war went down. If nothing else, you can see some pretty sick burns, courtesy of Ariana Grande!twitter
Ariana Grande is always ready with a smart clap-back.
Or, more accurately, she’s adept in the art of destroying trolls on Twitter—and we are here for it!
Today, Piers Morgan was the one annihilated.
Morgan is a journalist and TV presenter but he seems to spend most of his time these days lashing out at people on Twitter.
The drama began after Morgan verbally attacked the British girl group, Little Mix.
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
Then Ariana’s mom, Joan Grande, stepped in.
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
He accused both Little Mix and Ariana of using nudity to sell records.
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
She tweeted out this response to Morgan:
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
She also had some advice to offer.
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
And then she highlighted a bit of hypocrisy:
when u do it it’s ok tho right? https://t.co/FJyF24ZlYx— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande)1542822595.0
And when the media started buzzing over his comments, Morgan came back for more.
Is that your screensaver? https://t.co/S0DgkhCQpz— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1542822926.0
The lesson here: never come for Ariana over social media.
@piersmorgan nah and it ain’t ur girls’ either i can promise u that— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande)1542823038.0
Meanwhile, Ariana was also offering encouragement to her fellow performers.
keep fighting the fight divas @LittleMix 🖤 your sisters have your back— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande)1542822119.0
And Little Mix responded in kind!
@ArianaGrande thank you ♥️ what we do with our bodies is our choice and we felt liberated owning the negative words… https://t.co/3a8IB0yHxh— Little Mix (@Little Mix)1542831976.0
So, it’s safe to say this round goes to Ariana and Little Mix.
The Twitterverse certainly agrees, with thousands of tweets applauding Ariana’s words of wisdom—and her quick wit!
Fans are calling it like they see it.And we're seeing a ton of memes that are hilarious, and accurate.
From one bard to another…
@ArianaGrande @DinnersReady_ @piersmorgan I AM DECEASED https://t.co/sLtH2fPRmY— Daniel Power (@Daniel Power)1542823147.0
Then there’s this brilliant idea.
we deserve a little mix x ariana collab now— amy (@amy)1542824574.0
This incident brings to mind past Twitter clashes.
Piers Morgan has this unfortunate habit of lashing out at celebrities on Twitter. Don't worry, he's usually shut-down.
Like one war with Chrissy Teigen AND John Legend.
Muhammad Ali said far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims. #fact— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1465115757.0
He then called into question Ali’s legacy.
Why sugar-coat what Ali said or stood for? He never did that to himself, or when speaking of others.— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1465119517.0
Clearly, Legend and Teigen did not like this.
.@piersmorgan you could test us by announcing your retirement.— John Legend (@John Legend)1465149648.0
To which Chrissy Teigen added a jab of her own:Now THAT’S what we call a power couple!
Let the battle begin!Chrissy Teigen and Morgan began exchanging barbs, with Morgan insulting one of Teigen’s professions, and soon after, Teigen calling out Morgan’s racism.
And Chrissy made an entertaining "Sixth Sense" reference.Making a devastating burn and a pop culture reference in one tweet. Now that’s skill!
Then Morgan tried to teach Legend and Teigen about racism.What’s the racist version of mansplaining? Either way, this is both.
Morgan's last attempt:
My 4 kids all just looked at me and said: 'Daddy, who's Chrissy Teigen?' https://t.co/vCCEDh6lzq— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1465243426.0
To which Teigen tweeted this:We’ll give this round to Chrissy Teigen (and John Legend)!
Then there was the time he went after Daniel Craig.
Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond https://t.co/cqWiCRCFt3— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1539581503.0
Others, including actor Chris Evans, were having none of it.
You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his chi… https://t.co/MggU8bBd3s— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1539654026.0
But it did set off a wholesome chain reaction.
This is me wearing an Elsa dress after Lyric asked me to wear her Mom’s Halloween costume. I look ridiculous. But w… https://t.co/mz2zNPerpZ— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@Adam (Edge) Copeland)1539697764.0
Basically, it’s been a long day for Piers Morgan.
And an empowered one for Ariana Grande, Little Mix, and every other young woman watching this unfold! This Twitter-storm is one wild ride. Share it with your friends!