Piers Morgan, 54, took to Twitter to talk out after Amanda Abbington, 45, criticised his comment about Fireman Sam being banned as a mascot by a hearth station as a consequence of gender inclusivity points. The Good Morning Britain presenter mocked the choice in regards to the cartoon by sharing a image of Dora the Explorer together with his 6.eight million followers, whereas sarcastically claiming the character is “sexist”. “Dora the Explorer is sexist & discourages men from becoming explorers,” he wrote. Amanda was unimpressed with the retort and branded Piers’ tweet “pathetic” in view of her 248,000 followers.
She replied: “Utterly futile and predictably boring tweet from someone who’ll never understand that’s it’s actually quite difficult and tedious living in a man’s world where women have to pretty much fight for everything. Pathetic.”
After recognizing the Sherlock star’s response, Piers accused Amanda of enjoying “the ‘woe is me’ feminist card”.
He fumed: “The ‘woe is me’ feminist card is getting so tedious. Grow a pair.”
Things then continued to escalate between the pair when Amanda hit back: “Of what? Two gentle nuts in a paper skinny skin-bag that in case you graze even barely, you all fall down and weep overtly at the ache?
“No thanks. Your balls suck. Nothing ‘woe is me’ about it mate.
“You’re the one moaning about Dora the f***ing Explorer.”
Piers continued the argument by suggesting the actress was incapable of taking a joke.
“Oh Amanda, it was a JOKE. You radical feminists are so wound up with your furious victimhood, you’ve forgotten how to laugh,” the outraged journalist replied.
The former Mr Selfridge star responded by insisting the joke wasn’t humorous.
She added: “But you’re not FUNNY Piers! You assume you might be however you aren’t. In order for one thing to be humorous it must be humorous.
“Look, if you’d like classes, I’ll be glad to provide you some. AND you get your little fancy pants in a twist about James Bond and vegan sausage rolls.”
Amanda concluded the spat in a separate tweet, stating: “Well that was enjoyable. I really like that I used to be referred to as a ‘radical feminist’ and that I hate males. That’s full b******s.
“I really like girls a lot and I believe we’d like as a lot help as we will get and I really like males which have empathy and a real sense of humour. That’s all. I like Fireman Sam too.”
He wrote in view of his 648,000 Twitter followers: “Right that’s it, Fireman Sam is the last straw I’m done with this PC b******s and 100 identities being taught.”
After dismissing it as an problem, he added: “In a last stand to this outrageous madness I now wish to be known as an Otter.”
He continued: “I like different Otters and when you become bored with this c**p in the world be part of me underneath water with different Otters, each female and male, and name sufficient and an finish to this insanity.”