Here's what we should take from that Ewan McGregor/Piers Morgan Twitter spat
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The mission statement was simple: to ‘send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.’ With that in mind, a sea of ‘pussy hat’ clad women and men came together in a worldwide demonstration in support of women’s rights following the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. The protest has now been estimated to be the largest one-day protest in United States history, and organisers of the Women's March are now planning a day without women - a strike by all females. Overall, the reaction to the march from celebrities appeared positive. Girls just wanna have fun singer Cyndi Lauper tweeted, ‘Solidarity goes out to my sisters who [are] marching today for fundamental equal rights that should be afforded to all women of all races and ages’. Former Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders wrote ‘Congratulations to the women marching today. We must go forward to ensure full reproductive justice for all women’. The internet was full of pictures of celebs protesting President Trump. Emma Watson, Ian McKellen and staunch Clinton supporter Katy Perry made it out. However, one celebrity reaction definitely stood out on Twitter, and that was from Piers Morgan. Morgan took to Twitter to say ‘I’m planning a ‘Men’s March’ to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists. Who’s with me?’
The ex-tabloid editor is known for his traditionalist views, once claiming that sports presenting was ‘a man’s job’ and that Kim Kardashian would be ‘more empowering to women now by proving she can succeed with her clothes on’. It’s pretty clear that Piers isn’t one to shy away from spewing out his controversial opinions.
I'm planning a 'Men's March' to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists. Who's with me?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 21, 2017
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