Once again Piers Morgan is firing verbal shots once agin, but to no-one’s surprise the internet is calling him out for it.
The man just can’t get through a day without insulting someone choosing model Emily Ratajkowski as being his victim for today.
Not exactly one to hold back, Morgan dished out his opinion on Emily’s latest saucy photo-shoot for LOVE Magazine which she has described as ’empowering’.
The 26-year-old model, who shot to fame after appearing in the Blurred Lines music video, can be seen writhing around on a bed of spaghetti wearing lingerie in her latest photo-shoot.
Taken for LOVE Magazine‘s advent calendar, the eyebrow raising photos and videos have received much attention online with people either hating or loving it.
One person who was not impressed was Morgan who labelled Emily as being a ‘global bimbo’ on Good Morning Britain earlier today.
Hitting back at haters Emily claimed that the shoot promoted feminist values but Morgan was still not convinced saying:
She’s posted something on Instagram about how what we are watching now is unbelievably empowering to feminists.
She wants to take all her clothes off and then claim it’s promoting feminism.
What Emily is doing is using this in the name of feminism. Don’t use the excuse it’s feminism because it’s not.
For goodness sake – get some clothes on and get yourself a proper job.
His co-host Susanna Reid defended Emily though saying that she is a ‘very successful international model’ whom Morgan has a ‘personal vendetta against’.
On LOVE Magazine‘s Instagram a clip from the shoot was accompanied by an impassioned message from Emily that read:
To me, female sexuality and sexiness, no matter how conditioned it may be by a patriarchal ideal, can be incredibly empowering for a woman if she feels it is empowering to her.
The way I dress, act, flirt, dance, have sex – those are my decisions and they shouldn’t be impacted by men.
Being sexy is fun and I like it. I should never have to apologise for that. My life is on my terms and if I feel like putting on sexy underwear, it’s for me.
Personal choice is the core ideal in my concept of feminism.
You’re watching a video of a girl grinding in lingerie or whatever else and she is looking into the camera at the end saying, ‘you do you, however YOU want to, f*ck the rest’.
I’m tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the short skirt or post a sexy Instagram.
I want to do what I want to do. Feminism isn’t about adjusting, it’s about freedom and choice.
Well said Emily, well said!
?On the 3rd day of Christmas my true #LOVEADVENT gave to me @emrata’s amazing polemic on female empowerment. “To me, female sexuality and sexiness, no matter how conditioned it may be by a patriarchal ideal, can be incredibly empowering for a woman if she feels it is empowering to her. The way I dress, act, flirt, dance, have sex – those are my decisions and they shouldn't be impacted by men. Being sexy is fun and I like it. I should never have to apologize for that. My life is on my terms and if I feel like putting on sexy underwear, it’s for me. Personal choice is the core ideal in my concept of feminism. Katie directed us to say ‘Stay Strong’ at the end of each video and I think it's a message from one woman to another. You're watching a video of a girl grinding in lingerie or whatever else and she is looking into the camera at the end saying, ‘you do you, however YOU want to, fuck the rest’. In the wake of the Harvey fallout and women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about "modesty" and "our responsibility" as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it "easier" for the rest of the world. I'm tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the short skirt or post a sexy Instagram. I want to do what I want to do. Feminism isn't about adjusting, it's about freedom and choice. Do you think viewers will understand that, given the current wider conversation about the sexual objectification of women? why or why not? What are the risks? This is something I've battled with personally and publicly. I've had men comment on sexy images of me online and say "this is empowering to you? Ha! I just masturbated to it so hope you feel good about yourself!" I guess that's the way people can react, which ironically, ultimately serves my point. I don't care about your reaction or what you do with my expression of self. In fact, it has nothing to do with you at all and that's the point-which is why it feels good. Ultimately, if a woman wants to wear a burka or nothing at all, it's great if it's what she wants and feels good about.”?#STAYSTRONG Link in bio to full film
Of course Morgan was called out for his ridiculous remarks on social media with many also praising his co-host Reid for standing up for Emily.
susanna reid has the patience of a sAINT imagine having to spend almost every! morning! listening to piers morgan express his false false false and completely baseless ideas of what feminism looks like and stands for
— tyla !! ☮︎ (@cupofty) December 6, 2017
Caught 5 minutes of the ITV’s Good Morning Britain today and had to turn over. @piersmorgan is just an unbelievably rude and smug idiot. Unwatchable.
— Rich Anderson (@RichRance) December 6, 2017
Will there ever be a day that Piers Morgan won't be a twat
— lily (@lilyjohnsonnnn) December 6, 2017
Well, if you will pay someone for a contrarian opinion you will likely get one.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.