Ewan McGregor slams Piers Morgan, refuses to appear on ‘Good Morning Britain’

Morgan angered many over the weekend for mocking global women's march

Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor refused to appear on Good Morning Britain this morning (January 24) after he learned that Piers Morgan presented the show.

Presenters Morgans and Susanna Reid issued an appeal for the missing guest to turn up before he responded with a tweet, explaining why he wasn’t coming on the show.

He wrote: “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realise @piersmorgan was host. Won’t go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.”

It comes after Morgan criticised the global women’s march against Donald Trump over the weekend when he wrote:  “Imagine if there were a load of men-only marches today? The feminists would go crackers”

When Morgan realised that McGregor was not coming on the show, he raged: “I’m all up for having a debate, but don’t just not turn up. It’s unprofessional.”

He added: “I think it’s a shame – maybe actors should stick to talking about films and not get whipped up about politics that is not their game.”

Morgan also took to Twitter to express his anger. He wrote: “Sorry to hear that @mcgregor_ewan – you should be big enough to allow people different political opinions. You’re just an actor after all.”

Morgan was heavily criticised across Twitter for his original comments with Lily Allen replying “fuck off” and his co-presenter Susanna Reid hitting back at him after she wrote: “You know you sit next to a feminist every morning, right?”

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband also mocked him, writing: “Is this a parody account?” next to Morgan’s orginal comments.

 

Others wrote: “@piersmorgan Shame on you. You’re savvy enough to know why these demonstrations are necessary, yet you use your platform to belittle.”

Another user added: “I blocked Piers Morgan because he sucks super bad and is irrelevant to anything you and I are trying to do out here. Save yourselves.”

Morgan previously got into a spat with Lady Gaga following his controversial comments about PTSD in which he described himself as “sceptical” about Gaga and Madonna’s claims of being victims of sexual assault.