Piers Morgan blasted for ‘misogynistic remarks’ over Madonna’s 40th anniversary tour: ‘I think this is unnecessarily cruel’
Piers Morgan has been slammed by critics for remarks he’s made about Madonna ahead of her 40th anniversary tour, with his comments labelled ‘misogynistic’ and ‘sexist’.
On tonight’s episode of the broadcaster’s TalkTV show, he took several moments to express his aversion to the Vogue singer, and the way in which she announced her upcoming worldwide tour.
The 64-year-old revealed the news in a video featuring A-list stars including Jack Black and Amy Schumer, in which the group played a NSFW game of truth or dare.
Ahead of the latest instalment of Piers Morgan Uncensored, the 57-year-old tweeted: ‘I think Madonna’s become the biggest cringe-making fiasco in world entertainment.’
Then on the programme, he expressed his view that Madonna was a ‘hot mess’ who ‘should be put out to pasture’, while lambasting her for doing ‘the whole trying to be a sex kitten thing when you’re in your 60s’.
Piers brought up a series of X-rated pictures the musician previously shared on social media, including one that showed her lying underneath a bed with her bare backside on display.
The host quipped that he would describe Madonna as hitting ‘rock bottom’ in a headline, before locking horns with former X Factor judge Louis Walsh over her upcoming tour.
‘She’s iconic, she’s one of the biggest pop stars ever, you just don’t like her,’ said Louis, 70.
Meanwhile, Piers suggested that she should do the shows while sitting in a rocking chair, much to Louis’ shock.
On Twitter, one person called for the broadcaster to ‘apologise for your misogynistic remarks about Madonna tonight calling her a “sweaty mess”‘.
‘I think this is unnecessarily cruel and I would like to think Madonna is a bigger person than to care for such drivel,’ someone else said in response to Piers labelling the pop icon the ‘biggest cringe-making fiasco’.
While the TalkTV presenter claimed that he would speak the same about older male musicians, another Twitter user stated: ‘Would you say that about Mick Jagger or Rod Stewart etc…’
They continued: ‘Madonna has accomplished more in her lifetime than you can only dream of. She is an icon & the biggest selling female artist of all time, 335 million records sold worldwide. You’re a nasty judgemental individual.’
‘Piers, I don’t like Madonna but your attitude is sexist,’ one person said, as another added: ‘How dare you be so derogatory towards Madonna Piers? Just who the hell do you think you are?’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Piers Morgan’s representative for comment.
Piers Morgan Uncensored airs weekdays from 8pm on TalkTV.
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