Piers Morgan faces backlash for cruel joke about Madonna’s face at Grammys

Piers Morgan has faced backlash for making a cruel joke about Madonna.

The pop legend attended last night’s Grammy awards, Sunday 5 February, and presented the award for Best Pop Duo – which went to Sam Smith and Kim Petras for their hit song, Unholy.

Madonna, 64, took to the stage in a corset-detailed two piece suit which she paired with a white shirt and black tie as she wore her hair up in looped-round plaits.

After taking to the stage, Piers, 57, shared a close up shot of the songstress’ face with the caption: “I thought Halloween was in October?”

His jibe went down like a lead balloon with many as the former Good Morning Britain host was labelled as “cruel”.

“Don’t be cruel Piers. Madonna rocks,” commented former Made In Chelsea star Hugo Taylor.

“Why are you shaming her? Shame on you !” added another.

Someone else went on: “Cruel and unnecessary to comment in such a way. Please do better.”

“If you can’t say anything kind – say nothing at all #noneed,” another of Piers’ two million followers penned, while someone else said the post “wasn’t a good look” for the TV presenter and journalist.

Piers’ post comes after many Grammy-viewers took to social media to question why Madonna looks undeniably different to recent years.

One wrote: “Whaaaaaat happened to Madonna’s face?! #GRAMMYs."

Another said: "Has Madonna been nominated for ‘Best New Face’ at this year’s Grammy Awards?”

A third shared: "Me attempting to ignore the fact that Madonna has a whole new face. #GRAMMYs."

"I’m sorry wtf is going on with @Madonna face? Wtf did she do? #GRAMMYs," another social media user added.

Before Sam and Kim accepted their award, Madonna shared on stage: "So, here's what I've learned after four decades in music — if they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative or dangerous, you're definitely on to something."

Sam and Kim’s win made Kim the first transgender woman to be given a Grammy.

Meanwhile, Sam made history as the first non-binary artist to win.

Taking to the stage, Kim told her pal and collaboration partner Sam: “Sam, I love you so much and this song has been such an incredible journey for me.

“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I am the first transgender woman to win this award,” she added, prompting a standing ovation from parts of the audience.

The star also thanked the “transgender legends” who had “kicked open the doors”.


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