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How has Piers Morgan not learned by now that he needs to think before spouting out toxic masculinity? In recent years, he’s got himself into several public Twitter spats with celebs over his views including with Susan Sarandon over her cleavage, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen over Donald Trump and — just last month — Daniel Craig over carrying his newborn in a baby carrier. And now Piers is at it again, this time with Ariana Grande over Little Mix.

Earlier this week, Morgan slammed girl group Little Mix for their latest music video “Strip” in which the four women pose nude with insults written on their bodies. The posing is strategic and the message is supposed to be one of self-empowerment, but Morgan didn’t see it that way.

“What is empowering about this?” he questioned on Good Morning Britain. “I mean seriously, get your kits off, airbrush yourself to within one inch of your lives and put a bunch of horrible words on yourself.”

“What’s the point of it other than just using nudity to sell their album? That’s all it is,” he continued. “It’s nonsense. It’s just stripping off to sell records. It’s actually just using sex and sexuality to sell records. That’s it. There’s nothing else to this.”

That didn’t sit well with a lot of people, particularly Ariana Grande, who took to Twitter to defend Little Mix and call out Morgan for once again attacking women for the way they use their bodies.

Little Mix — whose members include Perrie Edwards, Jade ThirlwallLeigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson — thanked the “Thank You, Next” singer, adding that what they do with their bodies is their own choice and that they will continue to use their voices and platform to talk about women’s empowerment.

Of course, Morgan shot back, as he is known to do. He questioned why it would be considered misogynistic to say using sex to sell records was inappropriate and added that “most women” he talked to agreed with him. There’s a lot to unpack there (Who are the women you’re talking to? How do you define “most”? What was your sample size?) but Ari had her withering comeback locked and loaded. She threw the concept right back at Morgan by simply citing his own post from two days earlier.

Morgan came back but Ariana was quick again. A Twitter feud at its finest.

Has there ever been a better Twitter take-down? Flawless execution. Unfortunately, there was one other person who didn’t find the exchange particularly hilarious. Piers Morgan’s son Spencer Morgan who tweeted his disappointment that his father’s spat with Grande likely ruined his chances with the singer. Sorry, Spencer.