Mainstream news personality Piers Morgan’s recent rant against Amber Rose and the model’s “in-your-face” feminism narrative is just one of a handful of confrontations the English journalist has engaged in with women of the entertainment industry.
The 52-year-old former Piers Morgan Live host and current editor-at-large for the U.S.-based offshoot of the Daily Mail, the Mail Online, went on to criticize the best-selling writer of 2015’s How To Be a Bad B***h on Sunday afternoon for the now-viral image of Amber’s nude pubic region that Rose posted to social media to garner attention for her upcoming annual SlutWalk event in Los Angeles.
“It’s not ‘misogyny’ to think that posting nude photos in the supposed name of feminist empowerment is pathetic, attention-seeking bulls**t,” Morgan stated to Rose on Twitter, as the Inquisitr reported, after first telling the event organizer to “put it away, luv.”
“My breasts nor my vagina was showing [in that picture] and my legs were closed,” Amber shot back.
“[I’m] assuming you are referring to the pubic hair that was shown in the picture. [Does that make you] uncomfortable? Get over it,” she continued.
Incidentally, another popular female who has never shied away from speaking up on pro-feminist matters, singer Ariana Grande, recently found herself in Morgan’s cross hairs for seemingly, according to the journalist, not caring about those who were wounded by the bombing at Grande’s Manchester Arena stop of her “Dangerous Woman Tour” in May (Ariana reportedly flew back to Florida after the devastating event to be with family and friends).
“She should’ve stayed [in Manchester] to visit her injured fans,” a defiant Piers stated on Twitter to fans of Grande, who tried to remind Piers that she, too, was a victim of the terror attack.
I can 100% guarantee you I would stay & visit those who had been killed or wounded watching me perform. https://t.co/GWTlG7jN48— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 25, 2017
If the Queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see. https://t.co/PhYo3sMbb7— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 25, 2017
Once reps for Grande announced that the singer was organizing #OneLoveManchester, a major, star-studded benefit concert to honor the Manchester victims, however, Morgan swiftly rescinded his rudeness and made public amends to Ariana, once again, through Twitter.
“I misjudged you, Ariana, and I apologize,” Piers claimed in a set of tweets.
“I thought Ariana was wrong for flying home after [the] Manchester attacks but tonight, she’s putting on a fabulous show. [She’s] an admirable woman.”
Incidentally, one female-factored feud that Piers has yet to back away from is his ongoing clash with pop star Madonna, a target that Morgan has returned to time and time again on everything from the “Rebel Heart” diva’s occasionally controversial antics to her December 2016 appearance on fellow English presenter James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” on the Late Late Show.
“I loved [when] Madonna acted her age,” a particularly-curmudgeon Piers uttered that month while appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, following a preview of Madonna’s Corden sketch, as the Daily Mirror provides.
“You can’t be 58 and prancing about. I want her to just put it [all] away. She’s a walking, talking train wreck.”
Moments later, Morgan mockingly vomited into a trash can to further display his apparent disgust regarding Madonna’s actions.
Piers would take aim once more at Madonna just one month later after the vocalist’s emotional speech at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., included an expression of hyperbolic frustration that Morgan found almost criminally reprehensible.
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House,” Madonna said.
“Let me get this absolutely straight,” Morgan wrote as part of a scathing Daily Mail op-ed regarding Madonna’s comment and the Women’s March altogether.
“A multi-millionaire pop star with the means to finance any of her many warped desires, has thought ‘an awful lot’ about bombing the home of the President of the United States? It’s a very serious criminal offence to make a bomb threat, let alone one to the life of the President.”
After claiming that what Madonna said constituted as a treasonous act, Piers went on to blast the entire pro-feminist gathering as being “ruined” by those who supported the singer’s choice to make such an expression.
“In one short, disgraceful sentence, Madonna wrecked the Women’s March because she lifted the lid on the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side,” Morgan mused on.
“[I] identify as a feminist, I love women and believe passionately in gender equality. But I can’t abide the feminazis, the radical, extreme feminists like Madonna.”
Morgan would later say that he would end his feud with Madonna if she “apologized” to him.
Neither Piers Morgan nor Amber Rose have commented further on their Twitter row.
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