Piers Morgan accuses Little Mix of ‘using sex to sell albums’
PIERS MORGAN has let it be known that he disapproves of pop stars getting their kit off in the name of ’empowerment’ once again.
This time, the Good Morning Britain’s target was Little Mix lasses Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirwall, who recently unveiled a single called Strip alongside a publicity photograph of them all naked.
The picture is tastefully done, of course, and features the ladies’ bodies scrawled with the insults they have endured over the years, such as ‘fat’,’talentless’ and ‘slutty’.
But Piers wasn’t buying that this was an example of Girl Power.
‘What is empowering about this?’ he ranted, accusing the group of ‘airbrushing themselves to within an inch of their lives’.
But Piers’ co-host Susanna Reid, pointed out that the image and accompanying song video — which features inspirational women such as trans model Maxim Magnus, Breast Cancer charity Coppafeel’s Kristin Hallenga and FGM activist group Daughters of Eve — was about the group ‘reclaiming their image’.
Or, as Leigh-Anne put it last week: ‘Strip is… all about standing proud and we wrote it to encourage and empower people to be who they are.’
But Piers was having none of this, adding: ‘Nonsense, it’s using sex, sexuality to sell albums.’
And while he was on his hobbyhorse, the opinionated TV host also branded his Twitter nemesis, model Emily Ratajkowski, a ‘ridiculous person’ after she said at the weekend she wanted women to be able to wear bikinis everywhere — a not unreasonable comment given that she is also a successful bikini designer.
‘Absolutely ridiculous person,’ Piers said. ‘I have no problem looking at her with no clothes on… my problem is when she tries to frame this as something empowering.’
Author: Anna Thomson