Piers Morgan has made a career out of being obtuse, but we’re certain he wouldn’t know an obtuse from an acute angle.
One of his hobbies is picking on reality show stars (despite basically being one himself) and after a long run of blasting the cast of Love Island, a few current and former contestants were invited to be on his Good Morning Britain. Piers, in an inordinately classy move, started throwing math ‘challenges’ at Hayley Hughes. See if you can tell where he drops the ball here:
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 20, 2018
He asks her if she knows Pythagoras’ Theorem “to the nearest five places”. Co-host Susanna Reid, who mercifully had had exactly enough of Piers’ smugness, immediately jumped at him with “do you?” and wouldn’t let the moment go until he’d given an answer, which was “3.147”. Not only is that not five decimal places, but it’s not even the right answer to the question he wasn’t asking.
Pi to five decimal places is 3.14159 and Pythagoras’ Theorem is this jaunty formula that one uses to calculate the lengths of a triangle’s sides. You remember this guy:
Piers’ smug answer put the production staff over the edge, because there was a bit of off-camera shouting: “That’s Pi!”
The shouting was accompanied with giggling on behalf of the attempted mockery victim, and, much later, the collective scorn of a fed-up internet.
— The Beanolizer! #FBPE #FBR #ABTV (@shawtybeanie) June 20, 2018
— Nick Laver (@NickLaver) June 20, 2018
Seriously, if you’re going to attempt to paint somebody as dumb, do a tiny bit of research first.
Why exactly does he feel the need to belittle someone the way he was trying to? Glad it backfired completely.
— Jeebs Palmer (@JeebsPalmer) June 20, 2018
Piers Morgan getting pythagoras’ theorem and Pi mixed up whilst trying to prove the people on love island are ‘the dimmest people in Britain’ is quite possibly one of my highlights of British television #GMB #loveisland
— Sammie (@Sammie_Hardyy) June 20, 2018
— Paula Hopes (@PaulaHopes1) June 20, 2018
And to Hayley’s credit, she was super cool about it afterward, throwing an arm around a visibly disgusted Piers Morgan for a photo.
— Hayley Hughes (@HayleyHughes_xx) June 20, 2018
And Piers, naturally, was just Piers – chalking up another self-own on Twitter afterward.
I’ve been exposed to too much Love Island crap – it’s damaged my brain. https://t.co/OMx8jChq6X
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 20, 2018
Par for the course with ol’ Piers.