Hollywood star Bette Midler has hit out at 21-year-old singer Ariana Grande and branded her actions as “silly beyond belief.”
The star, who was talking to The Telegraph, did not hold back on her feelings about the state of the modern music scene.
“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. I mean it’s silly beyond belief and I don’t know who’s telling her to do it.”
Bette reflected that maybe the young singer does not have a choice in what she does and said, “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.”
The Hollywood veteran then advised young starlets to “trust your talent. You don’t have to make a wh**e out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t.
“I mean, don’t ask me. It’s beyond me. I’m too old. I don’t know what the end game is going to be,” she continued. “I don’t know where you go from all that sex in your twenties. I don’t know how you sustain it.