Piers Morgan, a co-anchor on Good Morning Britain who has a penchant for making insensitive remarks just to stir the pot, disgraced the internet with a stupid tweet about beloved film and TV star Dick Van Dyke on Saturday, December 1.
Morgan’s tweet managed to be both tasteless and not funny.
Imagine being called Dick Van Dyke in this PC-crazed era?
He'll have to change his name to Richard Van Non-Binary-Gender-Fluid. pic.twitter.com/rStgEhQl1I
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 1, 2018
Dick Van Dyke responded with a perfect screenshot from Diagnosis: Murder.
Van Dyke’s face in this picture is everybody’s face at Morgan’s attempts at meanspirited humor.
Piers, hi. Stay away from this national treasure pls n thank u pic.twitter.com/wS73ly7acJ
— amy 🌻 (@AmyAnneYT) December 2, 2018
Instead of "PC" why not call it "common decency" and accept the fact that everyone's identity, whatever they so choose, is valid?
— EqualiSource (@EqualiSource) December 2, 2018
1) this sucks
2) if you’re determined to make this shitty joke, “Richard Van Lesbian” is more 1/1 and sounds way funnier
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) December 2, 2018
But everybody loved 92-year-old Van Dyke’s response.
You absolute legend pic.twitter.com/VP7OausckY
— F for Festive A Y E 🎄 (@FayeTanner18) December 2, 2018
As Mashable said, “perhaps that’s the best way to deal with the Piers Morgans of the world: saying nothing, staring incredulously for a moment, then moving on.”
You officially win the internet this month, @iammrvandy! 😂😂😂
— DianeGrimaldiWhiting (@DianeWUtah) December 2, 2018
Perfection, Sir! Perfection. pic.twitter.com/RUl3W12Kmy
— Debi Rotmil (@TheGoodWrite) December 2, 2018
— 🧂Seasoned🧂Editor (@AlwoodNoBrains) December 2, 2018
Morgan went out of his way to malign Van Dyke, make a homophobic and sexist joke, and plaster it on the internet. What fun it must be to be him.