Piers Morgan slammed for Ariana Grande selfie: 'This is the worst thing I've seen all year'

Piers Morgan and Ariana Grande may have cleared up their feud, but not everyone is having it.

Fans were shocked when Morgan took to Twitter thanking Grande "for a great night."

"Thank u for some laughs and some v productive conversation," Grande replied. "It was nice bumping into u! #FutureFeministPiers #FingersCrossed"

When a Grande fan asked the singer for explanation, she explained that she bumped into the controversial TV personality in a restaurant, where they had a productive conversation with one another following their explosive Twitter spat last year.

"Well," she said. "We bumped into each other. as a restaurant. and i decided to sit with him and we spoke for a while. i think some progress was made! turns out face to face discussions are a bit kinder and gentler, even if you do indeed disagree. :)"

Morgan also chimed in to explain himself, while also posting a selfie in the process.

"So... we bumped into each other in a LA restaurant, she joined me for ‘a chat’ & 2 hours later we were still chatting," Morgan tweeted. "We laughed, we argued, she cried, I nearly did, the drinks flowed & we bonded. Turns out we really like each other. Weird. Thank u @ArianaGrande⁩ - next?"

In response to the unexpected duo's selfie, people didn't hold back: "This is the worst thing I've seen all year," someone replied

"ew ariana why," another person wrote, while a different fan said, "ariana sweetie i'm so sorry."

Others were supportive of the move, saying that they were acting more maturely than they had in the past.

"This is how grown, mature people conduct themselves," one user tweeted. "Just because you disagree or argue doesn’t mean you can’t have a respectful conversation."

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British journalist and editor of the News Of The World, Piers Morgan sitting in an office strewn with copies of his paper, circa 1995. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Piers Morgan poses with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Spartacus launch party in London, 1992. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan in his office at Canary Wharf, London, 14th December 1998. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror Editor PIERS MORGAN opened an exhibition at the Science Museum today explaining how technology has revolutionised the way newspapers are produced, it also comemorates 100 years of the Daily Mirror, 09. 10. 2003. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan with his Newspaper Editor of the Year award during GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Natural History Museum in London. 14/05/2004: Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan who has Friday May 14, 2004, stepped down 'with immediate effect' after admitting that the pictures of soldiers abusing Iraqis were a 'calculated and malicious hoax'. Mr Morgan left his post hours after the regiment at the centre of the controversy demanded an apology. (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: (FILE PHOTO) Editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper, Piers Morgan is seen in his office from 1997 at the tabloid's Canary Wharf headquarters in London. Morgan, was forced to resign from the paper on May 14, 2004 after it was proven that a set of photos he had published, purporting to show British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners were in fact fake. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON - MARCH 9: Piers Morgan attends the Book Launch Party for his memoirs, entitled 'The Insider', at Axis Restaurant on March 9, 2005 in London. The autobiography provides insights into politics, pop culture and the inner workings of the media, gleaned during Morgan's 15-year career in the media. (Photo by Getty Images)
Portrait of journalist Piers Morgan photographed at home in London during 2005.; (Photo by Spiros Politis/Photoshot/Getty Images)
LONDON - MAY 04: Former editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper Piers Morgan holds a copy of his new newspaper for the young readers 'First News' on May 4, 2006 in London. Mr Morgan, who is the editorial director of First News, says that contibutors for the new national newspaper will include celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and businessman Sir Richard Branson. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Episode 1 -- Aired: 06/21/06 -- Pictured: Piers Morgan (judge) (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Pictured: (l-r) Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff -- Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC UNIVERSAL 2007 SUMMER PRESS DAY -- NBC Entertainment -- Pictured: (l-r) Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne on April 27, 2007 -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Piers Morgan at a party to celebrate the launch of 'The Diana Chronicles' a revealing biography of The Princess of Wales written by Tina Brown at The Serpentine Gallery, central London. (Photo by Joel Ryan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Piers Morgan attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season finale at the American Museum of Natural History on May 10, 2009 in New York City.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 02: Piers Morgan attends 'Glamour Women of the Year Awards' at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Arlene Phillips and Piers Morgan pose ahead of the performance at the 'Newsroom?s Got Talent' event held in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability (www.lcdisability.org) and Helen & Douglas House (www.helenanddouglas.org.uk) at Vinopolis on September 24, 2009 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Marsland/ITN/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Piers Morgan and Celia Walden attend the launch party of the new weekly magazine 'Stylist', on October 1, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 07: Piers Morgan attends the launch of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on CNN at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on December 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: TV personality Piers Morgan arrives at the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at L.A. Live on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Piers Morgan visits Extra at The Grove on February 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Piers Morgan attends The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 party at The Getty House on February 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Piers Morgan attends the grand opening party for Robert Earl's Planet Dailies/Mixology 101 on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/WireImage)
CNN's Piers Morgan arrives at a red carpet event hosted by Google and the Hollywood Reporter on the eve of the annual White House Correspondents? Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 04: TV personality Piers Morgan attends BritWeek 'An Evening With Piers Morgan, In Conversation With Jackie Collins' benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Champneys For BritWeek)
Piers Morgan attends Chelsea Flower Show at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 16: TV host Piers Morgan attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For WWE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Journalist Piers Morgan attends the Jaguar and BritWeek Event: A Villainous Affair, with the new British villain in town, the 2015 F-TYPE Coupe at The London West Hollywood on May 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. A signature BritWeek event, the rooftop reception featured the new Jaguar two-seat sports car. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Piers Morgan attends the Hollywood Reporter's 3rd annual Academy Awards nominees night at Spago on February 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor/comedian James Corden (L) and TV personality Piers Morgan attend The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Nominees Dinner in partnership with Chopard, DeLeon Tequila, FIJI Water and MAC Cosmetics on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Journalist Piers Morgan visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Piers Morgan attends The Frost family final Summer Party to raise money for the Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation on July 18, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for British Heart Foundation)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Journalist Piers Morgan plays a shot on the sixth hole during the Hero Pro-Am at The Grove on October 12, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Piers Morgan attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan arrive for the TVChoice Awards at The Dorchester on September 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Piers Morgan at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines And Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
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Morgan and Grande's run-in comes several months after the pair got into an intense Twitter feud that also involved Grande's mother, Joan. After Morgan called out Ellen DeGeneres for representing "the hypocrisy of modern feminism" and the British girl group Little Mix for posing nude like the Dixie Chicks once did, Joan slammed Morgan for his comments.

"Honestly what is wrong with you @piersmorgan? Didn't your mother ever teach you, if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it!" she tweeted. You came for @TheEllenShow yesterday which was disgraceful, she is an angel. @LittleMix today, did you ever hear of paying homage? And..well never mind."

"Hi Joan, my mother taught me to speak my mind & never be afraid to express honestly held opinion," he wrote back.
"Ellen's a hypocrite - and as for Little Mix, I'd just prefer they use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity.
As your own daughter does...!"

That's when Ariana herself stepped in to share her thoughts on the matter.

"Ellen is an incredible & kind human being.. I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to. women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified. it’s OUR choice," she tweeted. "we will keep fighting til people understand. i say this w all due respect but thank u, next."

"i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do," she added. "i think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it."

She ended the exchange with a dismissive, to-the-point tweet: "thank u f--kin next."

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Ariana Grande attending the Cast of the Broadway Musical 13 Handprint Ceremony at Planet Hollywood in New York City. October 30th, 2008 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Ariana Grande arrives at Variety's 3rd annual 'Power of Youth' event held at Paramount Studios on December 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 07: Actress Ariana Grande arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'The Lovely Bones' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 7, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 14: Actress Ariana Grande arrives at the Make A Wish Foundation event hosted by Kevin and Steffiana James at Santa Monica Pier on March 14, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Ariana Grande arrives at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 27: Actress Ariana Grande attends the 'So You Think You Can Dance' new season premiere viewing party at Trousdale on May 27, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Ariana Grande arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Ariana Grande arrives to the world premiere of 'Project Natal' for Xbox 360 party held at Galen Center on June 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Ariana Grande attends the 21st Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Celebrity Picnic Benefit at Wadsworth Theater on June 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
Actress Ariana Grande arrives to the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Ariana Grande attends the 3rd Annual Broadway in South Africa Concert at The Manhattan Center on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Ariana Grande arrives at Variety's 4th Annual Power of Youth event at Paramount Studios on October 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 14: Ariana Grande arrives at the 2011 Do Something Awards at Hollywood Palladium on August 14, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Ariana Grande attends the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Ariana Grande attends the Malan Breton Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Ariana Grande attends Nickelodeon's celebration of the 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play at The W Hotel on September 23, 2011 in Washington, DC.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress and singer Ariana Grande arrives at Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times' 19th Annual Halloween Carnival at Universal Studios on October 23, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actress Ariana Grande arrives at the Nickelodeon's 2011 TeenNick HALO Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium on October 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. The show premieres on Sunday, Nov. 6th at 8:00p.m. (ET) on Nick at Night. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Ariana Grande attends the opening night of 'Wicked' at the Pantages Theatre on December 1, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 06: Ariana Grande attends Popstar! Magazine Celebrates Their Break-through Artists Of 2012 on December 6, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Ariana Grande attends Project Angel Food's 2011 Divine Design Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Ariana Grande visits Planet Hollywood Times Square on December 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Ariana Grande arrives at Variety's 6th Annual Power Of Youth Event at Paramount Studios on September 15, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Ariana Grande attends the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CITY OF COMMERCE, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress / Singer Ariana Grande attends the Citadel Outlets 11th annual tree lighting event at Citadel Outlets on November 10, 2012 in City of Commerce, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Ariana Grande attends the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Ariana Grande Hosts Sharpies One Direction Fan Event at 404 Event Space on November 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Ariana Grande attends KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 12: Ariana Grande poses for a photo on Opening Night of 'A Snow White Christmas' at the Pasadena Playhouse on December 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Ariana Grande participates in Y 100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on December 20, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Ariana Grande arrives at the Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Recording artist Ariana Grande arrives at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress/singer Ariana Grande arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artist Ariana Grande arrives at the official 2014 iHeartRadio after party at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
Mtv Europe Music Awards, Arrivals, The Hydro, Glasgow, Britain - 9 Nov 2014, Ariana Grande (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Singer Ariana Grande arrives at The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: Ariana Grande attends the Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration at Ysabel on August 30, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: 2015 Singer Ariana Grande attends the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2015/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Ariana Grande attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Ariana Grande attends the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Ariana Grande attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ariana Grande attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0862 -- Pictured: Singer Ariana Grande arrives for an interview on May 1, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Ariana Grande attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Ariana Grande attends Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard )
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