Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor withdrew from a planned appearance on Good Morning Britain after Piers Morgan's comments about the weekend's Women's March
Hollywood star Ewan McGregor pulled out of his appearance on Good Morning Britain because of host Piers Morgan’s comments about the women’s marches.
Piers had previously voiced his displeasure at the protests which took place around the world, saying: “I’m planning a men’s march to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists. Who’s with me?”
Now T2 Trainspotting actor Ewan has tweeted that he was about to go on the ITV show, but decided not to when he discovered Piers was hosting.
Piers hit back:
He added on-screen on the ITV show: “Sorry, that’s unprofessional. But you turn up. We are allowed to have different opinions in the world.
“Do we all just have to agree? Am I not allowed to express any dissent?
“What has (it) come to when actors are telling the world how they should think?”, he said, adding: “Get over yourself.”
Piers’ co-host Susanna Reid added:
Hundreds of thousands of people joined women’s marches in London and Washington DC as protests were held around the world following President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
At least 500,000 people gathered for a rally outside the US Capitol building in Washington, while organisers said an estimated 100,000 descended on central London on Saturday as similar events were staged in Edinburgh, Bristol and cities across the US.
Celebrities showing their support included Madonna, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, America Ferrera and Michael Moore.
Piers had tweeted at the weekend that the title Women’s March was a ‘rather sexist label’ and added: “Let’s be honest, ladies … today’s Women’s March is just an anti-democratic protest at Trump winning the presidency.”
And he added: “Just need Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski to post bird-flipping topless selfies to support Women’s March for the farce to be complete.”