Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler: Why Are You Slamming Women?
Ariana Grande has responded to Bette Midler’s criticism that she doesn’t need to make a “whore” out of herself to succeed in the music business. As Gossip Cop reported, Midler went after Grande and other young singers in a recent interview, questioning their adherence to a “sex sells” marketing model.
Midler was quoted as saying, “It’s terrible! It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch… looking so ridiculous.” The older singer added that she’d advise young stars, “Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t.”
On Tuesday, Grande responded on Twitter. She posted a picture of Midler (wearing a skimpy outfit) and the message, “All love here.” Grande also wrote, “Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! Not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! Always a fan no matter what my love.”
To show her adoration for Midler despite the war of words, Grande then tweeted, “And I will still quote First Wives Club every single day of my life lmao.” Hours later, Midler took to her own Twitter account to comment, writing, “About my screed on @ArianaGrande, all I can say is, ‘Spoken like a reformed old whore! She does have a beautiful voice, on a couch or off.'” What do you think of the exchange?