Piers Morgan called out for 'insulting' and 'narcissistic' tribute to Larry King

Celebrity tributes have been flowing in for broadcasting legend, Larry King, who died today age 87. While most messages are celebratory of King and his career, Piers Morgan has come under fire for his ‘tribute’. READ MORE: Celebrity tributes to Larry King: ‘A true legend’ who was ‘gracious and fun’ […]

Celebrity tributes have been flowing in for broadcasting legend, Larry King, who died today age 87.

While most messages are celebratory of King and his career, Piers Morgan has come under fire for his ‘tribute’.

READ MORE: Celebrity tributes to Larry King: ‘A true legend’ who was ‘gracious and fun’

For context: Back in 2011 US news channel CNN removed King’s longtime show Larry King Live, and replaced it with Piers Morgan Tonight, which was ultimately unsuccessful.

After news of King’s death broke, Morgan tweeted: “Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN and he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.'”

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1352969095990423555

Morgan added: “(He married eight times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster and masterful TV interviewer.”

People on Twitter instantly began calling out this ‘insensitive’ and ‘offensive’ message from Morgan.

“Piers Morgan is a professional troll. There is no barrel he will not scrape to get attention and we should all collectively ignore him,” one person wrote.

Another was more direct: “I hope restaurant workers put pubes in every meal your order for the rest of your life.”

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Others have called his comments “dumb”, “disrespectful”, and “narcissistic”.

After receiving thousands of negative responses, Morgan doubled down on his comments, retweeting comments saying that King would have found it funny.

He then tweeted: “My theory is the pandemic’s sent everyone nuts & if it helps them to scream irrational abuse at me, then I’m OK with that.”

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