In case you were wondering how Piers Morgan is spending his Thursday, he’s doing what he does best — being a troll.
On what seemed to be a relatively quiet day for social media platforms, Morgan decided to shake things up in the Twitter universe by posing a ridiculously controversial question related to race.
Should white girls be allowed to sing ‘niggas’?
New column posting very soon.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017
Why tho. WHY?!
Naturally, after reading the provocative tweet (from a white male, no less) people were rightfully dumbfounded.
[sees that Piers Morgan has a hot take on—]
[is struck blind]
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 21, 2017
piers morgan is actually obsessed with getting reactions out of black people. he’s actually sick in the head.
— mi (@helloalegria) September 21, 2017
Piers Morgan is trolling black Twitter again for click stats to justify his continued employment by the Mail. Don’t fall for it do NOT click
— Marcus 🇧🇧 (@marcusjdl) September 21, 2017
Hot take: Piers Morgan only has controversial opinions because he knows that’s the only way he can be relevant.
— Abdulla (@Abdulla_Nq) September 21, 2017
Whatever led Morgan to believe it would be a good idea for him to tell black people when to be offended and who to be offended by is beyond comprehension — but nevertheless he felt the need to do a deep dive into the issue of white girls singing rap lyrics.
Within minutes Morgan shared his Daily Mail column so eloquently titled “Don’t get angry about a bunch of white girls singing n***as, blame Kanye and the rap industry for putting it in their songs in the first place,” and things got even worse.
Piers asked those criticizing his hot take to actually read his article, which responds to an Instagram story posted Tuesday that showed members of the University of New Hampshire’s Alpha Phi sorority singing and dancing to Kanye West’s song “Gold Digger” at a party.
The song lyrics include the n-word repeatedly. After being uploaded, the video was shared to a Facebook page named “All Eyes on UNH.” The poster opined that the university students ignorantly “sing the n-word without thinking of the implications.”
Morgan mentions in his column condemning Kanye West that the university is investigating the incident, but that claim has been debunked. A university representative told TMZ that despite rumors, there was never a probe and the women aren’t in trouble.
Here’s just one of the eye roll-worthy excerpts from Morgan’s argument:
“…What utter nonsense!
Even by the pathetically easily offended snowflake standards of modern day US campuses, this is ridiculous.
How can it possibly be racist to sing along to a song that was No. 1 in America for TEN WEEKS?
And is the word ‘nigga’ racist anyway?
Oh, I know the word ‘n****r’ from which it is derived is racist.
We all know that.
That’s why I won’t even spell it out.”
According to Morgan — who is again, a white male — “even among black people there is disagreement as to whether the word is actually a racist or offensive term at all.”
Okay. Great. But THIS ISN’T YOUR PLACE TO WEIGH IN or attempt to explain being black to black people. Even after Morgan shared the article, people were not pleased.
Piers Morgan needs to shut all the way up and sit all the way down.
— Ashley Madekwe (@smashleybell) September 21, 2017
what if we all just stop talking about p**** m***** forever
— Martha Tesema (@martesema) September 21, 2017
If any of you share that Piers Morgan article, even to be outraged, my block finger is ready
— Ira Madison III (@ira) September 21, 2017
from now on, can we just ignore piers morgan when he says anything? clearly he just thrives on the attention
— rainey md (@akivastelian) September 21, 2017
For his next column, perhaps Piers should stick to what he’s qualified to write about: how to properly start a Twitter feud.