Normally, we wouldn’t put Bette Midler and Ariana Grande in the same sentence, but over the last few days, the two singers have been at odds. Now, we’re sure Bette Midler’s comment is factious, but her birthday wish this year is to be forgiven by Ariana Grande, after the First Wives Club actress offended the young pop superstar.
Earlier Midler posted this tweet about her birthday wish.
Yes, it’s my birthday! And my birthday wish is that @ArianaGrande forgives me soon and let’s me direct her next video…
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 1, 2014
@BetteMidler I wish you didn’t change your tune.
— C. W. (@username00122) December 1, 2014
— Marine (@TAINTEDLUVV) December 1, 2014
As the Inquisitr reported, Bette Midler opened up on how disturbing it is to see pop stars rely on their sexuality to sell records, instead of their talent.
“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.”
She continued, “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.”
After Grande heard what Bette Midler said about her image, the pop singer was shocked by Midler’s analysis. Grande is a huge fan of Bette, and Ariana knows that when Midler was at her prime, she also used her sexuality to sell records, or at least this is the story that TMZ is running with.
Midler has had great acclaim in her career so she can put her foot down and choose to promote the way she pleases. In a recent interview, Midler spoke about the next chapter of her career, and how happy she is now that she isn’t worried about who likes her work.
“It’s the most liberating place. I do what I do because I love it. If people like it, wonderful. If they don’t, it’s not going to destroy me. I have a life outside of this.”
When Midler’s comments hit the web fans of Grande’s asked for Bette to apologize, so hopefully her latest tweet will suffice?
— Reverie (@arianashenny) December 1, 2014
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