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.
“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?”
I think I’m allowed to critique Beyoncé’s new very political work without being branded racist, @MattMcGorry.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 25, 2016
“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.
He didn’t ‘school’ me on anything. He just put his halo on like he normally does to make himself popular. https://t.co/f4M04C78HE
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 26, 2016
And McGorry is still swinging.
.@piersmorgan Does the “halo thing” mean I’m saying stuff I don’t believe? Or that my beliefs are deserving of a halo? Genuine question.
— Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) April 26, 2016