Sep 17, 2019

    Little Mix Used A Clip Of Piers Morgan On The First Night Of Their Tour After He Slut-Shamed Them

    "Come and say it to my face."

    Iconic girl group Little Mix kicked off their LM5 Tour on Monday night with a show in Madrid.

    The show was focused on female empowerment, reflecting the lyrics of songs like "Woman Like Me" and "Strip".

    But one moment in particular stuck out to those in the audience — during the introduction of their song "Wasabi", the girls played a video of Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan talking about them on his show.

    Little Mix uses Piers Morgan as an intro to “Wasabi”, after he showcased constant hatred against them! 🤣👏

    It all started after the band released the video for "Strip", which sees them naked and covered in words that have been used to insult them in the past.

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    In an episode of GMB, Morgan said of the video: "If men stripped off like that we'd be arrested but women do it and it's 'empowering'. They're stripping off to sell albums, that's what it's about. ... They're fake. There's not a mark on them. You can't even see the surgery."

    When asked about his comments during an interview on BBC Radio 1, Jesy called him a "silly twat".

    The drama continued after that, with Piers demanding a public apology from the band on another episode of GMB, saying Jesy "let herself down" by using a "rude word".

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    He also tweeted, again demanding an apology and telling her to "put some clothes on".

    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

    The whole thing culminated in a Twitter back-and-forth between Morgan, Ariana Grande, and Ariana's mom Joan.

    "I look forward to the day you realise there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticise young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do," Ariana wrote.

    Now, on their tour, Little Mix are introducing "Wasabi" with the clip of Morgan demanding a "public apology" on GMB.

    Here are the lyrics of Jesy's verse in the song:

    Genius / genius.com

    The song also directly refers to Morgan. In the clip, he says: "If you've got the balls, come on this programme and say it to my face."

    And in the song, Jesy sings: "All the ugly things you say / Come and say 'em to my face."

    It's safe to say fans were living for the tour moment.

    piers morgan said come on my program and say it to my face so little mix put him on their tour and said come and say it to MY FACE

    Little Mix having beef with Piers Morgan and putting him in the interlude on their fucking world tour is the best thing that happened in 2019 so far

    little mix taking piers Morgan’s comments and using it in their wasabi performance is the sexiest thing I’ve seen them do this year

    And they loved how his comments were used to promote the band and "Wasabi", which is a truly iconic bop.

    piers morgan's video functions as a promotional tool for wasabi right now, you can't spell genius without little mix

    Morgan responded to the clip on Twitter: "No surprise that @LittleMix are using me to make their tour a success."

    Fabulous! No surprise that @LittleMix are using me to make their tour a success. Thanks ladies. 🙏 https://t.co/F2XccfcDFV

    UPDATE

    This post has been updated to include Piers Morgan's response.

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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