Twitter Drags Piers Morgan After Saying He Prefers the ‘Old’ Beyonce
But, who even asked you?
This weekend, Beyonce blessed us with Lemonade, the visual album we didn’t even know we needed. While Jay Z’s seemingly alleged infidelity was what got everyone talking, the singer was applauded for using her platform to talk about race and gender in a way she’s never really done in the past. Two days later, everyone is still soaking up the gloriousness that is Lemonade, everyone that is, except Piers Morgan.
On Monday (Apr. 25, 2016), Morgan dedicated his weekly Daily Mail column to the visual album, and couldn’t help but put his foot in his mouth. In the piece, which we won’t be linking to, Morgan admits that while he likes some of the songs on the album, he much prefers the “old” Beyonce. Why you ask? Oh because the “new” Beyonce, “wants to be seen as black woman political activist first and foremost.”
But because the internet is always such an evil place, Morgan was promptly dragged on Twitter for his completely asinine remarks.
Piers Morgan writes that he prefers a Beyoncé who doesn’t tell us about her race & who isn’t an activist. Privilege! https://t.co/UgrQCP9yld
— Siphumelele Zondi (@SZondi) April 25, 2016
Piers Morgan: “I preferred the old Beyoncé. The less inflammatory, agitating one.” Woman has an opinion, man doesn’t like it.
— Richard Fry (@RichFryUK) April 25, 2016
Piers Morgan definitely does not have a problem with women, black people or black women. pic.twitter.com/jrYVfASNSP
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 25, 2016
can everyone cancel piers morgan already
— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) April 25, 2016
i’m so disappointed in myself for opening that piers morgan article is there a way i can unfollow myself on here
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 25, 2016
Do not retweet Piers Morgan. He’s a trash fire human with boring opinions.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 25, 2016
Whenever Piers Morgan says anything pic.twitter.com/r7Ogxi9Qzg
— Jerry Bird (@BostonJerry) April 25, 2016
Lol Piers Morgan is SHOOK that he has to acknowledge Beyoncé’s blackness now 😂
— Imani (@OhHeyImani_) April 25, 2016
Piers Morgan needs to stfu and take several seats pic.twitter.com/Spn2SG7lF9
— Nura | نورة (@nuraZJM) April 25, 2016
And with that, back to regularly scheduled programming. Piers who?