Well, you know the old adage:
“it was a day that ended in ‘y’ so Piers Morgan had to come out and make a fool of himself because he has a problem with women, especially women of color.”
I believe it was Churchill who said that.
So much so that he even attacked Daniel Craig’s masculinity because he *checks notes* carried his baby (as opposed to tossing her in one of those old grocery bags we all keep inside another grocery bag in our cupboards, I guess).
But what really seems to scald his Yorkshire pudding (that’s a saying in the UK, I’m pretty sure) is women of color.
From Meghan Markle, to Beyoncé, to Chrissy Teigen, to Janet Mock (who–bonus!–is transgender, another thing that just curdles Piers’s Devonshire cream as I’m almost certain the Brits would put it), Morgan has attacked an impressive list of specifically non-white women over the years.
And now, he’s come for perhaps the most beloved of the women-of-color pantheon, Michelle Obama herself, and absolutely nobody is having it.
During a stop on her book tour for her bestseller Becoming—available here—at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, everyone’s favorite former FLOTUS spoke candidly about her feelings during her final moments in the White House.
Watch the video here.
When Jimmy showed the photo of Michelle and Barack Obama waving from the steps of Air Force One for the last time, Obama described her feelings as, “Bye Felicia,” referencing the popular dismissive slang phrase that some of my fellow white people think is derived from Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore but is actually derived from the best film ever made, Friday.
Anyway poor Piers must have really got his feelings hurt, because he devoted his entire column in UK newspaper The Daily Mail to stamping his feet in Michelle Obama’s direction, saying she “let me down” by being “cheap” and “tacky” in her “direct attack” on Melania Trump.
How does “Bye Felicia” constitute an attack on Melania Trump?
I certainly have no idea since the answer is “it literally doesn’t,” but Piers has an explanation he’d like to share:
“[Obama] is a very smart woman too, so she will have also known that ‘Felicia’ is a very similar phonetic name to ‘Melania,’ so it would be very obvious to whom she was referring.”
But that wasn’t the worst of it. Piers repeatedly referred to Obama’s comments as “bitchy.”
So you can imagine how this all landed on Twitter.
Let’s take a look!
— TMarriottT (@SilerMarriott) December 19, 2018
Piers Morgan has issues with women of color. Dont call Michelle Obama a bitch you pervert. pic.twitter.com/6Y6WZCSlY1
— TerrelLism (@trell8301) December 19, 2018
It’s on and popping now. This is a fight he’s not going to win. I read the book there’s no bitch sniping at the Flotus by the former Flotus. Meghan is restricted Michelle is not‼️ Time to bring the dawgs out. pic.twitter.com/D4z1yEfWFs
— Robin Samuels (@robinsamuels525) December 20, 2018
Piers Morgan is a dang fool! Michelle Obama was clearly talking about the whole White House experience, and not making a personal dig at Melania Trump. But when people are starved for relevancy they’ll make all kinds of bogus commentary just to get… https://t.co/e0JqypAFhd
— André Moore (@DreforChrist) December 20, 2018
Not Michelle sir. He BETTER relax.
— Special Agent Belle ???????????????? (@UnbelievaBelle) December 20, 2018
Nasty dusty crappy face piers Morgan really on here calling Michelle Obama a bitch! That racist fvcker is messed up!
— Izabella #Levelup (@gordon_izabella) December 19, 2018
I guess he missed the part where the former nude model sided with her husband concerning the birther movement? See once you go after someone’s spouse, cordiality goes out the window. Oh and she copied her speech as well so there’s that also.
— Tim Wade (@TimWade77) December 21, 2018
But it wasn’t just African-Americans who had adverse reactions, for revulsion at the vileness and blinding stupidity of Morgan’s commentary is universal!
Mmmmm…. Melania repeated the birther lie, but your angst is with Michelle ? #oddtimes
— Mel Smith (@Melanie97288053) December 19, 2018
Why is trying to defend that birther?
— Standbyme2018 (@standbyme2018) December 19, 2018
He is friends with Orange Hitler.
— Duchess Meghan Forums (@ForumsMeghan) December 19, 2018
But you know what the best part is? Michelle Obama doesn’t even know what a piers Morgan is.
— Standbyme2018 (@standbyme2018) December 19, 2018
@piersmorgan the article pitting Michelle O against Melania was in bad taste & incredibly biased. You have no idea who/what she was referring to when she said Bye Felicia. She appeared to be referring to the White House. You are stirring up hatred& being divisive like your boss.
— DenDen (@DenaliMorrinson) December 20, 2018
He’s irrelevant on so many levels that this won’t even be a blip on the GOAT of FLOTUS s.
Clout chasing wanker pic.twitter.com/lw5AeQx8XO
— ⚜️⚜️Natalie????AndThisChristmasWillBe????Ball⚜️⚜️ (@MzSailiante) December 21, 2018
What is it with you and Strong Black Women? Do they intimidate you that much? Where did Michelle O snipe at Melania? You didn’t seem this bothered when Melania unleashed racist birther attacks on President Obama, Or when she accused him of faking his US citizenship
— Mercy (@sandyl06) December 20, 2018
Anyway, no comment as yet from Michelle Obama on Morgan’s words.
Probably because she is too busy slaying us all dead in Balenciaga boots and whatnot.
Michelle Obama did not have to come for us this hard with THIGH HIGH BALENCIAGAS but she did. She is literally magic. pic.twitter.com/hNc0Xy56sb
— Zineb E. Elkadir (@zvneb_) December 21, 2018
I mean, who has the time for such nonsense?
We only have one thing to say to Piers Morgan: