Prison Eye Candy Matt McGorry Takes on Piers Morgan’s ‘Lemonade’ Criticism, Morgan Responds

Whisper feminist sweet nothing to us, boy.

Piers Morgan wrote yet another note about his feelings on The Daily Mail yesterday, this time in reference to Beyoncé‘s No. 1 album. Morgan recalled their past of shared tea and scones before lamenting that he misses “the old Beyoncé”, “the less inflammatory, agitating one”, the one who didn’t use her platform to express her experience as a black woman. But! He’s still a fan; dry biscuits do forge an unbreakable bond.

Orange Is the New Black actor and self-proclaimed feminist Matt McGorry chimed in on the Twitter criticism against his article to offer his own two cents on the article that drove the Beyhive crazy.

“A man who loves his mom can still be a misogynist, right?” tweeted McGorry at Morgan. “I don’t believe that saying you have ‘huge respect’ for her (as an artist & businesswoman) doesn’t mean you can’t also be supporting racism (unbeknownst to you). It’s no different than saying you have ‘black friends’ and therefore can’t be racist. Do you agree with that?”

Morgan responded:

“I think it depends what aspect of the work you’re critiquing. If you don’t like the melodies that’s one thing,” continued McGorry. “But if you’re critiquing her way of speaking about her experiences as a black woman (something you and I will never experience) you are themselves as racist. I can even imagine the KKK saying, ‘We aren’t racist it’s just that black people…'”

“Racism exists on a spectrum and you don’t have to ‘feel hateful’ to be doing a disservice to anti-racism and thus, supporting racism. Make sense?”

Despite snuffing out the back-and-forth with a photo of his scones date with Beyoncé, Morgan resurfaced the discussion by retweeting an article about it from New York Magazine.

And McGorry is still swinging.

Read Morgan’s piece on Beyoncé’s Lemonade over on The Daily Mail.