Ewan McGregor Praised By Stars For Canceling on Piers Morgan
As Gossip Cop reported, Morgan ripped the Women’s March On Washington in a series of tweets on Saturday. He was immediately hit with a backlash, which only led him to criticize the peaceful protests even more. He went on to write a Daily Mail column blasting Madonna’s Women’s March speech, in which she admitted to thinking about “blowing up the White House.” He also again lambasted the event in general.
Now on Tuesday, McGregor was scheduled to appear on “Good Morning Britain,” for which Morgan is one of the anchors. The actor tweeted, however, “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realise @piersmorgan was host. Won’t go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.”
Not surprisingly, Morgan immediately fired back on Twitter, as well as on air. He also quickly wrote a new Daily Mail article slamming the star. The headline: “Memo to anyone who voted for Trump or Brexit — pedophile-loving hypocrite Ewan McGregor holds you in utter contempt. So why on earth would you want to see any of his movies ever again?”
In addition to calling out McGregor’s political views and his work with Roman Polanski, Morgan argued that the T2 Trainspotting actor was unprofessional for bailing at the last minute, after already arriving at the ITV studios. He pointed out that other staffers had been working on the segment, and it been promoted since Monday. He further suggested McGregor could’ve confronted him instead of leaving.
But McGregor is also being cheered for his decision to back out. Patrick Stewart tweeted, “Bravo Ewan. Standing right there with you.” The message was retweeted by Ben Stiller. Vincent D’Onofrio said, “Good man Ewan. I back you 100%.” Evan Rachel Wood commented, “Ewan has always inspired me to live fully & deeply. Sometimes artists R the only light in a dim world. #respect.”
Billy Baldwin wrote, “TY @mcgregor_ewan for bailing on GMB & @piersmorgan today. Piers Morgan drank the Trump Kool Aid & is a vocal opponent of the #WomensMarch.” And Jessica Chastain posted, “You are an incredible human being. Thank you for your support of #WomensMarch and women all over the world.”
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, McGregor was one of the celebrities who tweeted in support of the Women’s March last weekend. He wrote, “I’m with you in spirit today women of the world. My daughters are marching. I’m so proud to see this extraordinary power.”