Piers Morgan has been getting dragged by Twitter users for replying to a troll with, “I literally dance to @50cent most days on @GMB you racist imbecile.”
The aforementioned troll, user @bolaagbaje tweeted a cartoonized version of Morgan and a boy in a Fly Emirates jersey and bucket hat on July 4. The image’s text read, “Gosh, I thought I hated black music but it turns out that it’s only insufferable when black people do it. Ha!” @bolaagbaje also included the caption, “We see right through you @piersmorgan.”
Morgan then thought it was a good idea to share four photos of him with famous rappers: JAY-Z, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West, with the caption, “Here’s me hating black music @bolaagbaje.” Another tweet that wasn't particularly well-received.
The boy in the previous illustration is Alex Mann, who went viral after being selected by British rapper Dave to come on stage and rap alongside him at the Glastonbury Festival. On July 2, Morgan—who’s an anchor on the British television show Good Morning Britain—posted a photo of himself and Alex, at what seems to be the GMB studios. The illustration @bolaagbaje posted was sourced from this photo.
Morgan’s had his fair share of unwanted opinions in the past: In 2017, he sparked outrage when he claimed Kanye was responsible for white girls singing the N-Word, titling the article, “Don’t get angry about a bunch of white girls singing n***as, blame Kanye and the rap industry for putting it in their songs in the first place.”
Now, Morgan is getting roasted for, more or less, being himself. Read some of the best reactions to his 50 Cent tweet below.