Ariana Grande has a problem she never anticipated coming from Bette Midler. US Weekly reported on Nov. 24, 2014 Midler has ripped into Grande as being silly to the point of being beyond belief. As she took off on young female pop stars for using their sex appeal to sell albums Midler concentrated her attack on Grande.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph Midler advised young female singers to trust their talent. Midler, who is now 68 years old, said thats it’s terrible and always surprising to see someone like Grande with her silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, just slithering around on a couch appearing so ridiculous. Midler says she doesn’t know who has been telling Grande to do that.
Midler than commented that it appears Grande’s sexually oriented acts are due primarily to those who manage her and not so much to Grande herself. She says she wishes they would stop but it’s not really her business. After all she’s not Grande’s mother or her manager. She supposes the managers are telling Grande that’s what you’ve got to do because sex sells and sex has always sold. Midler feels there were more innocent times and that now entertainers are just doing whatever they feel like doing including pretending they’re having sex.
Midler has actually said Grande looks ridiculous trying to be sexy reports Billboard. She has commented that to get ahead you don’t have to make a whore out of yourself. However, in view of the reality that sex appeal really has always sold sexual appeal itself will always be popular in the entertainment industry as elsewhere.
Youth is generally a time in life when many women enjoy the opportunity to express their sexuality. In consideration that Grande has been doing this actually with very good taste and she appears to be enjoying what she’s been doing and the success and money which comes along with that it seems Midler has been inappropriately hard on her and should apologize.
Midler has expressed concerns about young entertainers like Grande trying to sustain all of that sex as she ages. Like everyone else Grande will someday learn to cope with the normal aging process of life and she will find herself adjusting how she expresses herself accordingly. For now however she’s very young and energetic and her performances can in a sense be seen as a celebration of her youth which she will only have a short time to enjoy. It should be just as interesting to see which new directions Grande decides to go with her talent as she ages.