Talk show host and occasional pal of Donald Trump, Piers Morgan stepped in it once again on Saturday morning after posting a tone-deaf tribute to the late Larry King -- who passed away this morning -- and managed to make it all about himself.
Morgan, who once hosted a show on CNN, noted the passing of the beloved King and wrote, "Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was 'like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.' (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer."
Critics of Morgan, of whom there are many, immediately noted he made it about himself ("until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN") and proceeded to let him have it on Twitter.
As you can see below:
@piersmorgan Piers: “let me make a current event all about me. this is also a good time to get one last shot in o… https://t.co/zRfgSO3Iy4— the ghost of don lewis (@the ghost of don lewis)1611408333.0
@piersmorgan CNN fired you precisely because he was right 🤣 🤣 🤣— Khaya Sithole (@Khaya Sithole)1611418253.0
@TheValuesVoter @piersmorgan I think it was meant to be a funny anecdote with a compliment, but as always, it’s jus… https://t.co/c9Ra9qDxDK— Lurk3r (@Lurk3r)1611419439.0
Piers Morgan reminding us that Larry King was correct. And confirming that Piers Morgan is a deeply insecure man. https://t.co/mCSbJ3z454— (((Howard Forman))) (@(((Howard Forman))))1611412683.0
@piersmorgan Not surprised he fell out with you, look at you trying to grab 5 minutes of fame through past associat… https://t.co/AECbkQTyk8— Maggie Dee (@Maggie Dee)1611408181.0
@piersmorgan You should have just tweeted "Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me,… https://t.co/iDn6NNHW5V— CJJones_WtoW (@CJJones_WtoW)1611412117.0
@piersmorgan You have a way with words A terrible way that’s incredibly off putting But certainly a way— good reader, good tweeter (@good reader, good tweeter)1611418668.0
This is like when Mitch Albom eulogized his friend Warren Zevon by telling stories about...himself. https://t.co/NrcMqUtwWP— Nancy Nall Derringer (@Nancy Nall Derringer)1611411129.0
@piersmorgan How very Trumpy to make your "condolences" all about you. https://t.co/4rdcrxrY1o— Glomad 🌊🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️◼🕶🌊😷 (@Glomad 🌊🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️◼🕶🌊😷)1611417082.0
@piersmorgan man, have some more respect when someone dies, not everything is about you— Timothy Sykes (@Timothy Sykes)1611417461.0
@DJNYC1 Who does that on the day someone died???— Robbin Simmons (@Robbin Simmons)1611414440.0
@SteveHofstetter @piersmorgan 💯— FrankyR (@FrankyR)1611420184.0