Piers Morgan demands an apology from 'Little Mix' singer Jesy Nelson after she calls him 'a silly t**t' on a radio show
The singer made the comment after Morgan accused the band of using sex and nudity to sell their music.
Piers Morgan has ruffled someone's feathers yet again. Jesy Nelson, a member of the girl band 'Little Mix' called Piers a "silly t**t" after the 'Good Morning' Britain host accused the band of using nudity to sell their albums.
Metro reports that Nelson had some harsh words for Morgan when she was on the radio show 'BBC Radio 1' hosted by Nick Grimshaw. When the band was on the show, Grimshaw asked them if they weres shocked by Piers' outrage over the video for their new single 'Strip', she said, "Of course not, he's a silly t***." Nick was quick to apologize for her language saying, "Er, language Jesy. You can't swear, Jesy. He continued, "Apologies for offensive language on BBC." At this point, her bandmate Leigh-Anne added: "The word she was looking for was idiot."
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Take off all my makeup cos I love what’s under it Rub off all your words don’t give a fuck I’m over it Jiggle all this weight, yeah you know I love all of this Finally love me naked Sexiest when I’m confident Thank you for being part of this incredible journey with us. #LM5 featuring #Strip is coming Friday 16.11.18 The girls x
The feud began when Morgan commented on the video during his show saying "What is empowering about this? Get your kit off, airbrush yourself to within an inch of your lives.." He continued, "What’s the point of it? Using nudity to sell their album." When his co-host Susanna Reid tried to defend the video, explaining that the band was trying to 'reclaim their image' and make an important statement about body positivity, he retorted "Nonsense. It’s using sex, sexuality to sell albums."
After Jesy's comments on him, Morgan has asked her to apologize. On Tuesday morning, Morgan said, "Jesy you let yourself down didn’t you?’ When you do a campaign against using rude words, it’s probably better not using rude words on the radio about me." When Susanna tried to explain to viewers what the word was without uttering it, he chimed in saying "She called me a twat, let’s be perfectly clear." He added "I think you need to make a public apology during your campaign to root out bad language in public discourse. "As part of your campaign to root out bad language. Perhaps you can apologize for calling me a twat." In an attempt to lighten the situation and calm Piers down his co-host said, "Let’s just chill out. Let’s not be outraged. Let’s just take a chill pill."
Piers did not want to listen and continued on his rant against the pop singer. "If they want to be gobby on the radio, that’s fine, I’ve got my problem… but if you’ve got the balls come on this programme and say it to my face. We will then discuss what I think is a cynical exploitation for your millions of young female fans by using nudity and airbrushed images which they can never aspire to be in real life to sell your records."