One week ago, Midler slammed Ariana Grande's "sexy" image saying, "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous… Trust your talent. You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead."
After Midler's comments picked up steam, Grande responded with a screengrab of a lengthy tweet that read, "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgment! not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! always a fan no matter what my love."