Piers Morgan clashes with Susanna Reid after slating Little Mix's Jesy Nelson over gun tattoo

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Now he’s stopped fixating on plus-sized model Tess Holliday, Piers Morgan now appears to have a new obsession… everything that Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson does.

The Good Morning Britain host went on a lengthy rant this morning about Nelson having unveiled her new tattoo last night on Instagram (though the post has since been deleted).

Nelson has had a revolver inked on her ribcage, and clearly Piers is still a bit upset that she called him a ‘tw*t’, because he let her have both barrels just minutes after the show hit the air this morning.

“God she’s stupid,” he said.

(Credit: Instagram)
(Credit: Instagram)

“Jesy this great role model to millions of young women who wants to really empower them, she’s had a new tattoo put on herself which she posted last night.

“It’s a gun on the right side of her backside. Isn’t that great as gun crime in this country continues to tick up, as gun crime in other countries like America rages and so many people are being shot to pieces, of course the best thing to do for a young woman as a role model to loads of impressionable young girls is to tattoo a gun to her backside.

“And people wonder why I call these girls at Little Mix irresponsible or stupid. That’s the message she wants to be commuted to her millions of her young female fans is a gun’s cool. A gun.”

(Credit: ITV)
(Credit: ITV)

He was soon corrected through his earpiece about the tattoo’s location, but his co-host Susanna Reid, who gradually looked more and more weary as the broadside went on, clearly hoped to diffuse the situation and get on with the show.

“Do you think that’s going to encourage more people to be violent?” she asked.

“I don’t think it’s going to have any impact on the violence whatsoever. I wouldn’t choose to do it myself but I think it’s fine for her to do it.”

Rebuking Reid, Morgan continued: “Carry on tattooing guns over yourselves girls, Susanna Reid thinks that’s great and then next week we’ll deal with the fallout when people start shooting each other.”

Some fans of the band were upset with the design, however.

“Cute, but why would anyone want a gun tattoo in today’s world. Really?” wrote one.

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