In an article for the Daily Mail on Monday, Morgan had lambasted Madonna for saying, “I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House.” He wrote: “In one short, disgraceful sentence, Madonna wrecked the Women’s March because she lifted the lid on the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side.”
On Tuesday, McGregor had been due to appear on ITV’s chat-show “Good Morning Britain,” which Morgan co-hosts, to promote his new movie “T2 Trainspotting,” but canceled at the last minute in protest at Morgan’s comments. He tweeted: “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realise @piersmorgan was host. Won’t go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.”
In an article on the Mail’s website later the same day, Morgan struck back. “By refusing to be interviewed by me simply because I have a different opinion about a political march, McGregor revealed himself to be a narrow-minded, stupendously self-aggrandizing, anti-democratic little twerp,” Morgan wrote.
He criticized McGregor for appearing in “The Ghostwriter,” directed by Roman Polanski, whom Morgan described as “a self-confessed and convicted child abuser.”