Paparazzi recently photographed Craig toting his and Rachel Weisz’s daughter in the baby sling, as many parents do when they don’t want to push a stroller. Then came the unsolicited commentary from Morgan, who said wearing a baby carrier is emasculating.
Morgan tweeted, “Oh 007… not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond.”
People immediately roasted Morgan’s tweet, contending that there’s nothing wrong with a dad using a baby carrier to hold his child.
Piers Morgan comes out in strong opposition towards… (checks notes) parents caring for their children— Avishai ✡ Weinberger (@avishaiw) October 15, 2018
You can fuck right off. Parenting is an honor and a privilege. Only someone who isn’t a father or who is a shitty father would consider it to be “emasculating”. Asshole.— Tony Bradley (@RealTonyBradley) October 15, 2018
Oh fuck off Piers you mercenary. You’ll honestly say anything for ratings/cash/views.— Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) October 15, 2018
People also called Morgan’s own masculinity, or his apparent insecurity about it, into question.
He could be in a bright pink dress, full make up, with a chanel bag and a copy of woman's weekly and still be more of a man then you'll ever be.— Barry Hindmarsh (@BarryHindmarsh) October 15, 2018
I've got an order for some masculinity here? Surname Morgan? pic.twitter.com/XsGFwTnUvR— Rosie FOSSILHEADS Swayne (@fossilheads) October 15, 2018
Zero people have ever throught, “Piers Morgan is a strong and tough man.”— You’re all fucking lunatics (@whenistheELE) October 15, 2018
James Bond memes added to the humor.
One person’s disturbing use of Photoshop also proved the point.
fixed it for you, Piers: pic.twitter.com/cxSbWVmrpa— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) October 15, 2018
And some dads even posted photos of themselves with baby carriers.
I loved wearing my baby. Fancy a dad enjoying being close to his child! pic.twitter.com/vajH5Flrpw— Seán Ó Domhnaill 🕊️ (@jnodnl) October 15, 2018
Of course, Morgan is acting like he doesn’t really care about what others think. He posted more tweets railing against the parenting accessory.
I just hate papooses. I know the shrieking Twitter mob is trying to bully me into liking them – but they will fail in their mission. https://t.co/AcHChn5VNJ— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
There’s nothing ‘badass’ about wearing a papoose. They’re the least ‘badass’ things on Planet Earth. https://t.co/rPuIyaVQDN— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
Carrying a baby is harder work, but worth it for the unashamedly masculine joy of NOT wearing a papoose. https://t.co/3liJ4CZJGG— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
It’s not ‘sexist’ to dislike papooses. https://t.co/h7CokbCszH— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018