Ariana Grande is not only perhaps one of the most talented singers of our generation, but also an unapologetic feminist. Much of her music, for example, focuses on the empowerment of women and the free expression of emotion and sexuality.
TL;DR After Ariana Grande tweeted her response to Piers Morgan's criticism of Little Mix, fans took to social media to express their absolute shock.
In her public appearances and statements, too, she makes a point to defend and promote other female artists.
So, naturally, when Piers Morgan accused members of Little Mix of employing their sexualities only to sell records, Grande had something to say.
What followed were four tweets that will go down in history:
Ellen is an incredible & kind human being.. 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. https://t.co/wSknRSlJN8— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 21, 2018
keep fighting the fight divas @LittleMix 🖤 your sisters have your back— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 21, 2018
also @piersmorgan, i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do. i think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it. 🖤— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 21, 2018
when u do it it’s ok tho right? https://t.co/FJyF24ZlYx— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 21, 2018
There has never been such an elegant and iconic drag.
Naturally, fans had thoughts:
LMFAOOOOOOOOO I CAN'T pic.twitter.com/HDVufSkx0S— 𝖔𝖍 𝖍𝖊 𝖑𝖚𝖍 𝖒𝖊💦👅 (@nicstoppedmybag) November 21, 2018
QUEEN OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AND EQUALITY— shey. (@cIoudyrem) November 21, 2018
Please keep on ENDING HIM— Cam (@planetcameron) November 21, 2018
Fans were absolutely shocked, to say the least.
ARIANA pic.twitter.com/6E4wvteARz— thankful gay tweets (@urdadssidepiece) November 21, 2018
PERIODTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT pic.twitter.com/zxEE6ALNE0— **** (@DIPMINAJ) November 21, 2018
ariana after dragging all toxic men in this world pic.twitter.com/WKBwWIqB75— bo 💌 (@beereilish) November 21, 2018
drag this pompous little toadman 👏— Mike P Williams 🌹 (@Mike_P_Williams) November 21, 2018
Here for @ArianaGrande ending the moldy potato that is Piers Morgan— Remy Carreiro (@Remy_Anne) November 21, 2018
Live footage of Piers Morgan reading Ariana Grande’s tweet, roasting him: pic.twitter.com/1DmN7P83Uj— Fohtohgirl (@fohtohgirl) November 21, 2018
Who could endure such a public takedown?
men ain’t stand a chance against ariana. oof love that.— 𝒔𝒂𝒎 ۵ | 𝒑𝒋𝒎𝟏 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈!!!! (@jmnsbane) November 21, 2018
I love a 👑 queen who not only takes up for herself but others! On a side note though...... who is Piers Morgan??? pic.twitter.com/G6MbsBrx6v— Tabatha Kennedy (@PeterMonnsMyDad) November 21, 2018
Ariana is on a mission to rid the world of sexism.