On Wednesday afternoon, Ariana posted a tweet in support of the girl group, who recently unveiled the music video for their new single ‘Strip’.
In one scene of the video, all four girls appear nude, with their supposed “flaws” written on their bodies in marker pen, in what they have said is an attempt to make their young fans embrace all aspects of their appearance and bodies.
However, Piers has taken a more cynical approach, repeatedly slamming the band and accusing them of “using sex to sell records”.
In a tweet addressed to the band, who supported her on her US tour last year, and appeared at the One Love Manchester concert that she helped organise, Ariana wrote: “Keep fighting the fight divas… your sisters have your back.”
She then wrote to Piers: “I look forward to the day you realise there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticise young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do.
“I think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it.”
Fortunately, Little Mix didn’t seem too fazed by Piers’ comments about them, with band member Jesy Nelson branding him a “silly twat” during a recent interview… which was broadcast live on Radio 1.
Piers was quick to respond on Twitter, writing: “If you’re brave enough Little Mix - come on ‘Good Morning Britain’ tomorrow & say when you’ve just been saying about me on Radio One to my face.
“Then we can debate your cynical exploitation of nudity to sell records.”
Suffice to say, they clearly declined the offer...