By Amanda Wicks
Because somebody somewhere cares about his opinion, Piers Morgan has shared his response to Kanye West’s “Famous” music video. The former CNN host backtracked from his earlier praise of the rapper and instead chided him for making complete rubbish.
In a post he wrote for the Daily Mail, Morgan sides with Lena Dunham, who called the video emblematic of rape culture. Regarding how West has gone after Swift, first by including that infamous line in the song itself and then by positioning her wax figure right next to him in the video, Morgan wrote, “This is abuse, pure and simple; an older man exposing a younger woman to public sexual humiliation.”
He continued, “It’s not art at all, it’s just a click-baiting piece of crude-cynical marketing. And you’ll love that, given you’re the living, breathing embodiment of Oscar Wilde’s maxim ‘If there’s one thing worse than being talked about, it is not being talked about.” That’s a change of tune for Morgan. In earlier comments about West, he called him “the world’s greatest star” for the many reasons he seems to now take offense with West: his brass behavior that refuses to kowtow to anyone’s vision but his own.
In March, Morgan also had choice words for West’s wife Kim Kardashian when she posted a nude selfie that drew criticism from Bette Midler and others. He takes aim at her once again in his new post, stating that she can’t claim to be a feminist and continue to participate in such fare. “As with her pathetic topless bird-flipping selfies, this video actually serves the complete opposite purpose, portraying women as vulnerable pieces of meat for the delectation of the slathering public,” he wrote.
Morgan and Dunham aren’t the only ones clapping back about the video. Ray J’s manager also slammed it.