In an interview with The Telegraph, Midler told the paper, "It's terrible! 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."
The Divine Miss M did admit maybe she’s out of touch. "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. I don’t know where you go from all that sex in your 20s. I don’t know how you sustain it."
Instead, Midler gave this advice: “Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t."