Piers Morgan is like that little boy who shouted, “The emperor has no clothes on!”
Piers Morgan has a reputation for calling it as he sees it. From his time as judge on America’s Got Talent to his stint as host successor to Larry King’s old time slot on CNN, Morgan was not afraid to tell someone they were shockingly full of it. Nor was he afraid to point out true talent or worth.
Now Piers Morgan is saying something else that needs to be said: Everybody needs shut their pie-hole about Kim Kardashian’s latest Internet-breaking pics.
In an op-ed piece for The Daily Mail, Morgan had high praise for Kim Kardashian, not as an observer from afar, but as a man who has spoken with her at length.
Kardashian wowed everyone — for better or worse, depending on your opinion — with a set of photos for Paper Magazine shot by Jean-Paul Goude. One showed Kim in a black dress with a champagne glass balanced on her ample behind, another displayed her bare bottom, and another showed her body in a full frontal pose. Before the full frontal even hit, the butt shot had its own reality show.
Our #BreakTheInternet profile on "the High Priestess of Instagram," @KimKardashian http://t.co/G9HCJmw9sK pic.twitter.com/lQg5tf7UMg
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) November 13, 2014
Response to the photos was quick and merciless from some quarters. Twitter exploded — which may be the only thing Twitter ever does.
I wonder if you search Kim Kardashian does it come up with attention seeking slut
— Craig O'Halloran (@CraigOHalloran7) November 13, 2014
Unreal how thirsty Kim Kardashian is for attention. Such a vile slut
— Jimmy Hart™ (@JimmyHart_) November 13, 2014
Kim Kardashian is such a slut when it comes to fame. She'll do anything for a bit of attention..
— Chris Lally (@ChrisJLally) November 13, 2014
Kim kardashian is nothing but the most successful whore. Take notes ladies. You can strt my hittin my DMs with your nudes
— Tate (@Ellectriic) November 13, 2014
Kim Kardashian is a whore. Go put some clothes on hun #ew
— Megann Friel (@megiefriel) November 13, 2014
Fuck Kim Kardashian, fat fucking cunt, sick of seeing her all over social media, how people idolise that scumbag is beyond me.
— Scott Curwen (@ScottCurwen) November 13, 2014
I HATE KIM KARDASHIAN what is she doing with her fucking life get off my screen you fat arsed cunt, you ain't even fit
— amy (@amybrotherhood) November 13, 2014
Kim Kardashian is the ultimate hoe. She deserves all the hate she gets
— Afzal㊗ (@afzalrahman14) November 13, 2014
Somebody kill off Kim Kardashian
— (@TheRealR00K) November 13, 2014
Can someone just kill the entire kardashian family
— Wood (@MattClow_) November 13, 2014
If your Mum was Kim Kardashian, you'd have to kill her. No two ways about it.
— Denim (@DenimMoran) November 13, 2014
How much longer do I have to look at Kim Kardashian's butt on my twitter feed? Ugh
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) November 12, 2014
A spate of Photoshop aficionados launched memes.
Glee’s Naya Rivera responded to Kim’s Instagram post of the shot with, “I normally don’t. But…you’re someone’s mother…”
One conservative site tried to use Naya Rivera’s disapproval to prove some bizarre point about liberals.
“Kim should explain why doing this wasn’t damaging to her kid. She can’t, so she won’t. Instead, she laughs it off. Classic Obama voter move.”
Why exactly Kim Kardashian owed this guy any sort of explanation — or why he believes she’ll ever see his thrown challenge — is unclear. But presumably he says this about every celebrity who shows the world his or her ass. If that is the case, then keep up the anti-butt fight, crusader. If not, then Piers Morgan has a message for you. Stay tuned.
Morgan gave his impression of Kim Kardashian herself, based on meeting and interviewing the woman.
[In interviews] I found her to be a warm, unpretentious, honest and rather charming young lady. I’ve met her a few more times at parties. She’s always exactly the same – friendly, chatty, and completely lacking in the searing insincerity and delusions of grandeur that so many stars with ‘real talent’ exude.
He notes that Kim is no stranger to the kinds of vitriol you read above.
Of course, she’s heard it all before, ever since that sex tape was leaked and propelled her into the kind of instant, gigantic cyberspace notoriety that can either crush a woman or make her so strong and impervious to criticism that she builds a $1 billion brand.
Kim’s in the latter category and people hate her for it.
Morgan divines quickly why so many people have such a venomous response to seeing this particular woman bare her butt.
They resent her global fame, her immense wealth, her marriage to one of the world’s most brilliant music icons. Above all, they loathe her resolute refusal to bow to all the bitter venom that spews its way in her direction.
He builds a case that lots of stars show their bare ass for lots of reasons, some funny, some charitable, some artistic. But none of them elicit the kind of resentment that Kardashian does.
It’s time for me to make a shocking admission: I like and admire Kim Kardashian-West.
Kim doesn’t take drugs, get drunk, fall out of clubs, cheat on her man, or do any of the other insanely louche things that stars with far greater ‘talent’ often do.
She works ridiculously hard, is good to her fans, and is by all accounts a good, loving daughter, sister, wife and now mom herself.
Kim Kardashian-West’s laughing all the way to the bank. And all you lazy, snide, snobbish, patronizing and hypocritical critics can go kiss her ass – there’s plenty of room.
Kim’s hubby Kanye West sent a simple message that all men understood.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) November 12, 2014