What kind of person would call Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan a jackass, eh?
No, no, the answer isn’t ‘anybody with a pulse’. We’re talking about Cruz Beckham’s manager Scooter Braun.
Pop impresario Scooter, who also manages Justin Bieber, made the shocking slur in response to 51-year-old Piers accusing the Beckhams of “pimping out” their 11-year-old son for pop stardom on Good Morning Britain yesterday.
Cruz has just released a festive single, widely tipped to be this year’s Christmas number 1.
“He is an 11 year old who wanted to make a song to help other kids,” Scooter boomed on Twitter.
“Once again Piers shows why he is a jackass and why his show was cancelled.”
He is an 11 year old who wanted to make a song to help other kids. Once again Piers shows why he is a jackass and why his show was cancelled https://t.co/5d3Rr7CKjM
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) December 7, 2016
“Some people in the world make a living out of dinging the worst in every situation. It means they have a career. Not class. Just a career.”
“How about you match him dollar for dollar to the charity? Instead of criticising step up and help these kids the way Cruz is,” he continued.
So, has Scooter’s rant sparked a much-need period of reflection from Piers?
Well, not exactly. He’s well and truly standing by the comments he made yesterday, and even tweeted: “He’s an 11-yr-old child being cynically pimped out by his famous parents with your collusion. Be proud Scooter!”
Cruz first caught Scooter’s attention when Posh Spice posted a 15-second video of him singing Twista and Faith Evans’ 2005 hit Hope.
Cruz’s dad David has even previously called his son a “mini Justin Timberlake.”