Ewan McGregor reportedly refused to appear on Good Morning Britain due to Piers Morgan’s comments on the women’s march following Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The film star Ewan McGregor reportedly refused to appear on Good Morning Britain when he realized Piers Morgan was hosting the show. This was due to McGregor’s opinions of Piers Morgan’s comments on the women’s march that took place right after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
What did Morgan Say?
In a Daily Mail article, Piers Morgan had said he was displeased at the protests that took place all over the world.
He said: “I’m planning a men’s march to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists. Who’s with me?”
Morgan also said the he didn’t think the marches were solely political, and targeted celebrities that took part in it, including Madonna.
He said that Madonna had “wrecked the Women’s March because she lifted the lid on the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side”.
Not Appearing on the Show
About Ewan not appearing on the show, Piers Morgan said: “Ewan McGregor was meant to be the main guest on today’s show but he has decided not to turn up.”
McGregor tweeted explaining his absence: “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realize @piersmorgan was host. Wont go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.”
Piers Morgan replied saying: “A real man would have come on and debated it with me, not run away like a coward.”
Morgan’s co-presenter Susanna Reid said: “There were actually a lot of people who didn’t like your comments, including the woman sat next to you.”