Piers Morgan 'applauds' Bette Midler's zinger after she said 'even viagra can't help a man that soft'

'There's a difference between foul-mouthed abuse or threats, and a robustly held derogatory opinion — and sometimes you just have to applaud a good zinger, even one at your own expense'


                            Piers Morgan 'applauds' Bette Midler's zinger after she said 'even viagra can't help a man that soft'
Piers Morgan has reacted to Bette Midler's 'viagra' comment (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan has responded to criticism by American singer and actress Bette Midler after she said "even #Viagra can't help a man who is that soft" following his sensational 'Good Morning Britain' walkout.

The former GMB host, 55, has never shied away from voicing his opinion. Last year, Morgan had clashed with Midler, 75, following discussions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Meanwhile, Midler has not held back on social media against Morgan's criticism of the couple, and also chimed in when he famously stormed off the sets of ITV live on air, Express UK reported.

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Morgan had appeared on the breakfast program hours after Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, delivered their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. He went on to dismiss claims that Meghan had suffered from mental health issues during her tenure as a senior royal. He also branded the bombshell broadcast as a "trashathon" of the British royal family.

Morgan didn't stop there. He went on to mock Meghan saying he wouldn't believe her if she delivered a "weather report," and asked why she hadn't named the royal family member who allegedly made racist comments toward her then-unborn son.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid attend the ITV Palooza 2019 (Getty Images)

Morgan's comments did not sit well with co-star Alex Beresford, who went on to discuss his experience with racism and berated Morgan for his attacks on Meghan. Shortly after Morgan stormed off the sets on March 10, Midler targeted him on Twitter. "#PiersMorgan has been dishing it out for years & he walked out & quit after a minute of criticism by a colleague?" she tweeted. "Even #Viagra can't help a man who is that soft."



 

Morgan has now responded to Bette's comments.

"There's a difference between foul-mouthed abuse or threats, and a robustly held derogatory opinion — and sometimes you just have to applaud a good zinger, even one at your own expense," he wrote in his Mail on Sunday column.

Bette Midler introduces the 'Divine Miss M' Rose at the New York Restoration Project (Getty Images)

Morgan had slammed the 'Wind Beneath My Wings' hitmaker last year, saying she had made "racist" comments against Melania Trump by mocking her Slovenian accent. "Oh, God. She still can’t speak English," Midler tweeted during a speech by the former first lady. Sharing her tweet, Morgan commented: "Oh, God. Bette Midler’s a racist."



 

Morgan has claimed several members of the Mountbatten-Windsor family have praised him following his dramatic exit from 'Good Morning Britain', after he refused to apologize for his comments against Meghan, who made a personal complaint to ITV.

Morgan said he has been contacted by Sarah, Duchess of York, who was married to the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, from 1986 to 1996. "Friday, April 9. Not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled as Meghan 'Pinocchio' Markle to see me leave GMB," he wrote, adding, "People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humor,' texted Sarah, Duchess of York, 'get back out there!’"

The former GMB star had previously claimed about his support from the royal family during an interview with Billy Bush. "I've had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the royal family. I'm not going to go into who it was but [it was] gratitude that somebody was standing up," he said.

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