Piers Morgan SLAMMED as racist after insensitive Muhammad Ali comments

Twitter erupted after Piers tweeted made a controversial remark about Muhammad

Piers Morgan

by Eden-Olivia Lord |

This weekend the Good Morning Britain presenter caused a HUGE backlash on Twitter after he made a controversial tweet - calling Muhammad Ali far more racist than Donald Trump.

This comes after Muhammad Ali - the late boxer - died on Friday from a 30-year battle of Parkinson’s disease.

Celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were quick to argue and accuse Piers of being racist after his statement.

It all started when Piers tweeted: "Muhammad Ali said far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims. #fact"

And clearly - not seeing that his tweet could be seen as offensive - the GMB presenter defended his tweet by explaining that it’s a fact.

He said: "Nothing egregious about it, just a fact."

Piers was then quick to make a joke about himself, to which singer John Legend replied: "you could test us by announcing your retirement".

John's wife Chrissy then joined in the argument by saying: "from what? trolling isn't a job (I've tried)"

Piers then made a dig at Chrissy’s career, saying that modelling wasn't a "proper job", to which the mum-of-one replied saying Piers should try it because it would help him become a nicer person.

Piers then expressed that he is not racist but Chrissy replied to the presenter by saying: "remember when Bruce Willis didn't know he was dead? It's like that."

And Piers - trying to be funny - replied: "Didn't he die hard?"

However on Good Morning Britain today Piers tried to justify his comment by saying: “His [Ali's] preferred world is segregated. Black people living with black people, white people living with white people.

He added: “Incredibly controversial, I mean if he said it now it would be a very different reaction to when he said it at the time.”

However, barrister Miranda Brawn, who was on the show explained:

“If you look at the interview where he said that, what he was saying is, we’ve got to get the black people sorted first. We’ve got to integrate black people and make them have a sense of pride.”

She added: “He was one of the first black people to say, ‘being black is beautiful'”.

Miranda then continued to explain how Muhammad Ali was encouraging black people at the time to come together.

And it seemed that Piers agreed with Miranda by saying: “It does take courage. People need to be unafraid to be bold.”

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