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Piers Morgan slams 'homophobic' cartoon BBC aired depicting him and Donald Trump

Mike P Williams
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Yahoo Celebrity UK
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Piers Morgan is never far from controversy, but he’s been on the end of some heavy criticism recently.

Despite rubbing people up the wrong way, whether it’s on Good Morning Britain or via his Twitter account, the presenter often falls foul of the Great British Public.

So when he conducted a chat with current President Donald Trump, there was plenty of harsh criticism thrown his way over how gently he ‘grilled’ the 45th POTUS.

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Since the interview aired on ITV, people took to social media to blast the Daily Mail columnist for how he failed to ask Trump any of the tough questions or follow-up on any, instead brown-nosing him.

The programme in question was The Mash Report, during a segment presented by comedian Rachel Parris. She systematically pulled apart the Trump-Morgan interview, slating its credibility and describes it as a ‘celebrity puff piece’.

She went on to say how the setup ‘hinted at a greater intimacy between the two men,’ which was then followed by the below graphic illustration.


There was even a statue made, in ‘honour’ of the interview.


Regardless of Morgan often using his right to share his own opinions and offend people, he seemed annoyed by how the BBC had the audacity to air such content.

He tweeted his thoughts about the situation he’d been put in.



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Naturally, opinions were divided. Some agreed with Morgan that the BBC were wrong to portray him with his face wedged between the President’s buttocks.



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Whereas others could appreciate it wasn’t sexist or homophobic, but a form of satire.



In response, a BBC statement read: “The BBC has a rich heritage of satire and The Mash Report takes a satirical and surreal look at the weeks big stories.

‘This brand of humour is well known to BBC Two audiences who tune in to watch the programme.’

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