If you don’t know who Piers Morgan is, I envy you.
The British TV presenter, Trump sycophant, and incessant opinion-haver has made a lucrative career out of being consistently snide and consistently wrong. He’s a tireless contrarian, quick to criticize anything that is good or true.
Previously he’s attracted hate-reads for bashing men who care for their children as unmanly
and now he’s turned his paleo-machismo on soccer star Megan Rapinoe, criticizing the player for celebrating a goal in her decisive performance against France in the Women’s World Cup.
Ms Rapinoe sure does love herself. Can’t wait to see our Lionesses dent that stupendous ego. pic.twitter.com/w5FzcnXvGQ— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 28, 2019
On its face Morgan’s gripe is nonsensical (bashing an athlete for celebrating a goal) and hypocritical (Morgan is one of the most prideful humans on the planet) but, as many pointed out, Morgan’s hypocrisy is also blatantly sexist.
One day after bashing Rapinoe for holding out her arms triumphantly Gladiator-style, Morgan praised English cricket player Jonny Bairstow and shared a photo of him making the exact same gesture.
men sure hate women taking up space and being proud of their achievements pic.twitter.com/I30hI23Z0W— nah (@thewaytheyleave) June 30, 2019
Spot the difference between the two photos. No hints!
Excuse me.— MCFC Tnarrat (@la_tarrant) July 1, 2019
On behalf of all men I just want to point out that Morgan is not one of us.
You'll find most men are looking at Megan Rapinoe with admiration and respect. Most men also think Piers Morgan is a pillock.— Tasker (@Mr_Tasker) July 1, 2019
Bit of a stretch calling Piers a man....he's some kinda Archaic slug— Stew (Chocobo_Sage)🏳️🌈 (@Chocobo_sage) July 1, 2019
Ah Piers Morgan being a hypocritical attention seeking prick, as per usual... https://t.co/j0RZfi6CZ4— Thomas Payne (@trickytrees12) July 1, 2019
Piers is garbage, even by troll standards. https://t.co/41xqAEfU7j— ṃ̸̛̮͐ú̸̦̰̅ȑ̶͇͠p̵̜̚h̶͉̀ ̷̨̜̑̚ɥ̴̺͘d̷̢͆ɹ̶́͜n̷͎̯̑ɯ̸̖̐🗡 (@murphzero) July 1, 2019
It's terrible to hear about Piers Morgan isn't it? Nothing's happened but it's just terrible whenever you hear about him.— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 1, 2019
In addition to his sexism one suspects Morgan’s criticism of Rapinoe also has more than a little to do with her on-going war of words with President Donald Trump, a man Morgan knows personally from their time on Celebrity Apprentice, and who Morgan has often defended.
Morgan even used to have a picture of himself and Trump as his Twitter photo.