Piers Morgan slams ‘woke cancel culture b******t’ amid Rule Britannia lyrics complaints | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Piers Morgan, 55, isn’t one to bite his tongue when he hears, sees or even smells something he doesn’t agree with and often launches dramatic rants about said issue either on Good Morning Britain or Twitter. His most recent debacle took aim at classical musician Chi-Chi Nwanoku, after she lobbied for the BBC to remove the anthem Rule Britannia from Last Night of the Proms.
The double bass player, who founded orchestra Chineke! whose musicians are majority black, Asian and minority ethnic, couldn’t understand why the broadcaster had reinstated songs that many found offensive.
She told The Guardian that the lyrics are “so offensive” while referring to the phrases “haughty tyrants” and “Britons shall never be slaves”.
“It’s so irrelevant to today’s society. It’s been irrelevant for generations and we seem to keep perpetuating it,” she said.
But Piers had other views, and it can be wholeheartedly said he does not agree with that of Ms Nwanoku.
Taking to Twitter after an excerpt of the interview was shared online, he wrote a sarcastic message to his followers.
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“I’m deeply offended by Ms Chineke’s absurd offence-taking over one of Britain’s greatest anthems,” he said using the premise that society is “too offended” nowadays.
“So I get to have her banned too, right? Is that how this woke cancel culture b******t works?”
He received a mixed reaction to his notion, some for and some against.
One disagreed: “No Piers. I think you missed the point. Rule Britannia is an absurdly offensive song and should be removed.
Others proposed welcoming modern music into traditional music, with one suggesting: “Instead of cancelling the old, bring in the new. Modern UK culture includes Indian/Pakistani/Grime artists like stormsy… why not add some of their music to the traditional music.. I would love to hear classical versions of modern British artist work…there’s room for it all!!”
However, there were others who saw his point of view: “OK @piersmorgan I don’t tend to agree with much you say but I am 100% with you on this.”
“Actually agree with you. Nowhere in Rule Britannia does it condone slavery. An absolutely ludicrous leap in logic to suggest it does. Ms Nwanoku needs to have another listen.”
It seems Piers ruffled a fair few feathers online as he was told by Hollywood legend Bette Midler to “f**k off” after his latest comments urging the Queen to strip the Sussexes of their royal titles.
He wrote: “The Queen must strip the Sussexes of their titles. They can’t remain as royals & spout off about foreign elections in such a brazenly partisan way.”
The comments come after Meghan Markle released a video of herself discussing the upcoming US election, warning “we all know what is at stake this year”.
Bette shared the GMB host’s response to the Duchess’s video and typed: “Oh, f**k off”.
Used to backlash from both the public and fellow celebs, the ITV presenter simply responded: “#BeKind,” followed by a praying emoji.