Morgan says he'd have respected McGregor more if he'd discussed his issues with him in person.
Piers Morgan opened this morning’s episode of Good Morning Britain by criticising Ewan McGregor again for pulling out of yesterday’s planned interview.
McGregor boycotted the ITV show due to Morgan’s criticism of last weekend’s Women’s March. The actor wrote on Twitter: “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realise @piersmorgan was host. Won’t go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.”
In his latest newspaper column, Morgan accused McGregor of hypocrisy, describing him as a “paedophile-loving hypocrite” because he has worked with controversial director Roman Polanski.
Now he has brought up McGregor’s boycott again, beginning Good Morning Britain today (January 25) with a 90-second monologue on the matter.
Morgan began: “All I want to say about it is this: Ewan McGregor is a major star. He’s entitled to have his opinion about politics and I’m entitled to mine. He though the Women’s March was a fantastic thing. I thought it was flawed and explained why. I’m certainly supportive of all women’s rights and all equality. I didn’t feel this march was very focused. It was a bit more of an anti-Trump thing.”
He continued: “Putting that to one side, we should all be able to have different views. I would have respected him more if he’d walked out there, sat down and went, ‘You are are wrong about the Women’s March,’ and we could have had an adult conversation about it.”
Morgan added later in the monologue: “It seems to me the whole Brexit, Trump stuff is now so extreme that no one can even raise a flag of ‘this might not be quite right’ or ‘let’s bring them together’. It’s just too much extremity about all this.
“You can’t just silence people because you don’t agree with them. That’s all I want to say about that. Let’s not bang on about it the rest of the show. I’m very disappointed he did what he did. He let down the viewers and he let down himself.”
McGregor has yet to respond to any of Morgan’s criticism.
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Morgan made headlines after he 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”.
The host 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 by saying: “You know you sit next to a feminist every morning, right?”
Piers Morgan previously got into a spat with Lady Gaga following his controversial comments about PTSD. He said at the time he was “sceptical” about Gaga and Madonna’s claims of being victims of sexual assault.