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Ellie Goulding responds to Tom Grennan backlash over 'inappropriate' comments about her breasts

Jess Hardiman

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Ellie Goulding responds to Tom Grennan backlash over 'inappropriate' comments about her breasts

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Ellie Goulding has responded to the backlash over Tom Grennan’s ‘inappropriate’ comments about her breasts at the BRIT Awards this weekend.

Goulding rocked up to this year’s awards show on Saturday (11 February) wearing a black armoured corset featuring a pair of moulded breasts, a design detail Grennan commented on as they took to the stage to present an award together:

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After spotting Goulding’s black breastplate, The 'Make 'em Like You' singer said to her: "I love what you’re doing – they’re your real boobs?"

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Goulding then replied: "These are not mine, I wish, mine are a lot further apart."

Grennan attempted to salvage the awkward situation by quickly apologising before presenting the award.

But he went on to face a great deal of backlash for the ‘inappropriate situation’, with one tweeting: "Tom Grennan needs to get in the actual bin. Men always going out of their way to humiliate and sexualise women in plain sight. F**k off."

Someone else wrote: "Imagine what kind of s**t happens off stage! I’m still in shock that actually happened."

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While a third said: "Totally insulting inappropriate comments #TomGrennan #Brits2023 @SonyMusicUK [sic]."

Goulding's look at this year's BRITs. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Goulding's look at this year's BRITs. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

And a fourth added: "Tom Grennan thinking it was appropriate to ask Ellie Goulding if they were her real boobs, on the Brits stage, just gave me the quickest ick in a while. Like instantaneous sick in my mouth. [sic]."

However, others defended the star, saying his comments were simply ‘in relation to that strange top she was wearing’.

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Someone argued: "#TomGrennan is 27 #EllieGoulding is 36. He stood on stage, in front of the world to tell her he loved what she was doing (with her outfit) while looking at her breast area and asked if they were real. Why? Where is the outrage?"

Now Goulding has responded to the debate online, and it seems others are more annoyed about the incident than she ever was.

Defending her ‘friend’ Grennan, the star tweeted: “A word on Brit/tit gate … I was wearing a beautiful breastplate, thank you all for appreciating it. My friend @Tom_Grennan is 100% an ally and we were having a bit of fun.”

She added: “No offence taken, no harm intended - and no other interpretations necessary.”

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Grennan replied to her and apologised for 'what was said', adding that his 'nerves got the better of us'.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Well, before the awards ceremony even started, Piers Morgan took to Twitter where he decided to rip into Sam Smith's choice of outfit.

Smith, who identifies as non-binary, turned up wearing a bold, inflated latex jumpsuit and platform heels - a look that Morgan, unsurprisingly, had something to say about it.

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Alongside a photo of the outfit, Morgan wrote: "Methinks ‘they’ is getting a teeny weeny bit over-thirsty for attention. #BRITs."

While many others were similarly baffled by the bold outfit choice, fans were still quick to leap to the singer's defence.

One wrote: "Flamboyance and music is not new. Piers is acting like a 'get off my lawn' type presuming that Sam Smith is the first to do this. See 'exhibit Elton' (plus countless others)."

Another agreed: "Obsessed with Piers Morgan biting as if Sam Smith is wearing this to fly under the radar."

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Brit Awards

Jess Hardiman
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