Piers vs Lit­tle Mix

Hit­ting out at the girl group, has Piers Mor­gan gone too far with his lat­est spat?

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He’s renowned for be­ing a bit gobby and hold­ing a con­tro­ver­sial opin­ion on pretty much any­thing.

And Good Morn­ing Bri­tain co-host Piers Mor­gan found him­self in hot wa­ter last week when he slated Lit­tle Mix for the cover of their lat­est sin­gle, Strip.

Jesy Nel­son, Leigh-anne Pin­nock, Per­rie Ed­wards and Jade Thirl­wall went naked and were cov­ered in the in­sults they’d re­ceived through­out their ca­reer in a bid to in­spire young peo­ple to feel con­fi­dent.

But Piers claimed they were us­ing ‘nu­dity’ to sell their mu­sic.

‘Oh god th­ese peo­ple!’ the 53-year-old ex­claimed. ‘What is em­pow­er­ing about this? I mean, se­ri­ously! Get your kit off, air­brush your­self to an inch of your lives and put a bunch of hor­ri­ble words on your­self.’

He added, ‘What’s the point of it other than us­ing nu­dity to sell al­bums? It’s strip­ping off to sell records. It’s us­ing sex to sell records

– that’s it. There’s noth­ing else to that. I don’t get it.’

But while some held sim­i­lar views, with The Ap­pren­tice’s Kar­ren Brady say­ing she ‘failed to see what is em­pow­er­ing’, oth­ers didn’t take so kindly to his com­ments.

In re­sponse to

Ari­ana Grande’s mum Joan, who slammed his words on Twit­ter, Piers sug­gested Lit­tle Mix ‘use their tal­ent to sell records rather than their nu­dity. As your own daugh­ter does.’ Ari­ana, 25, icily re­sponded, ‘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.’ Quot­ing from her new sin­gle, she added, ‘I mean this with all due re­spect, thank you, next!’ Ari­ana later reached out to the girls, telling them ‘your sis­ters have your back’.

And Ari wasn’t the only one to jump to Lit­tle Mix’s de­fence, with model Chrissy Teigen wad­ing in to the Twit­ter spat. ‘Ev­ery time some­one men­tions Piers, his d**k gets an­other power boil and his nips cry tears of joy,’ she wrote. We wouldn’t want to be Piers right now…

Ari­ana and Joan de­fend the girls

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