'Their pictures make me vomit': Piers Morgan lashes out at the Beckhams, says David Beckham doesn't deserve knighthood
Once upon a time, Morgan was good friends with 44-year-old Victoria Beckham. However, he is not too fond of her soccer star husband
Piers Morgan has launched one of his most blistering attacks on soccer legend David Beckham.
The 53-year-old host of 'Good Morning Britain' has been critical of 43-year-old David since time immemorial. Citing reasons related to his leaked expletive-filled emails about the knighthood that is yet to be bestowed on him, as well as his attempts to avoid a speeding fine, Morgan goes all out with guns blazing against the footy star.
Furthermore, the Beckhams' recent family shoot for Vogue magazine made Morgan physically sick, he claims.
"The pictures made me vomit. It's like, really? Is there no limit here? Making their kids prance about with water pistols. They're constantly ramming them down our throats to prop up ever dwindling Brand Beckham. I just don't buy it. He won't even pay his speeding fines. He's trying to get off that on a technicality. We know from his emails he's the last person who should get one [knighthood]," he told the Sun.
That said, Morgan wasn't always so critical of the Beckhams as he now is. Once upon a time, he was good friends with David's drop-dead gorgeous wife. Forty four-year-old Victoria Beckham.
"I always got on quite well with Victoria Beckham. I've only met David once and got on quite well with him. I just find them annoying, and they find me annoying. It's a mutual annoyance level. I don't hate them, I don't particularly like them, and the way they put those kids out and make money off them for Brand Beckham I find vomit-making. That Vogue thing was utterly cringeworthy."
Morgan frequently made headlines owing to his straight-talking style and incendiary encounters ever since he joined the GMB ranks back in November 2015. After Morgan made controversial comments about last year's Women's March, 47-year-old Hollywood star Ewan McGregor pulled out of a scheduled appearance on his show at the last minute.
The manoeuvre left the renowned journalist furious and is a topic that still boils his blood despite having shared a pleasant relationship with the actor in the past.
"Ewan McGregor annoyed me because I used to get on fine with him. Out of the blue, sitting in the green room, he pretended he didn't know I did the show. Complete bulls**t. And then left and did a virtue signalling tweet about my comments on the Women's March. He couldn't possibly share a sofa with me. I was like f**k off. Who the f**k do you think you are? Other things have happened to him in the last year which suggests he should perhaps keep quiet about women's rights for a while."
However, McGregor is not the only star to snub Morgan. According to him, "old enemies" like Madonna and Hugh Grant will never appear on his show. While he thinks it would be fun to have them on, he says that he "doesn't really care".
That said, Morgan does take his Twitter use seriously. He is known to face frequent backlashes for his opinions almost daily.
But Morgan said it's better to ignore the hatred on social media rather than be upset over hurtful comments.
He says that while most people are in agreement with his opinions, they are not brave enough to admit them in public. Morgan describes himself as Britain's "bull***t barometer".