The Divine Miss M is apparently not a fan of Ariana Grande.

Bette Midler has some...thoughts on the young singer and holy shit, she does not hold back. In an interview with The Telegraph, Midler targeted Grande for a rant on today's pop stars and how ridiculous everyone looks nowadays.

We talk about the pornification of pop music. "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," โ€“ here, she does some slithering herself โ€“ "looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."

But does it sell more now? "Well whatever strictures there were have fallen apart. And now it's whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they're having sex. They really like to slap each other's butts." She slaps her own butt. "I mean, don't ask me. It's beyond me. I'm too old. I don't know what the end game is going to be. I don't know where you go from all that sex in your twenties. I don't know how you sustain it."

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"Trust your talent," Midler said of young stars like Grande. "You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don't."

Well, then.

[Telegraph]


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Let's get in the mood for Thanksgiving this week with what is probably one of the greatest holiday songs ever, courtesy of Linda Belcher.