Ewan McGregor snubs Good Morning Britain interview following Piers Morgan row
Actor pulls out of interview on ITV breakfast show in objection to co-hosts negative comments on womens marches
Ewan McGregor has refused to appear as booked on breakfast news show Good Morning Britain after realising it was co-hosted by Piers Morgan. The actor, who is currently promoting the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel, T2, had been due to appear on Tuesday morning, 24 January, but dropped out at the last minute in protest at Morgans comments about the womens marches which took place around the world on Saturday.
The actor tweeted:
Morgan hit back by accusing McGregor of narrow-mindedness and ideas above his station.
On the show, Morgan added: Sorry that Ewan McGregors not here. He couldnt bear the thought of being on the sofa with me because he doesnt agree with me about the womens march.
I have to agree with what an actor thinks about a particular issue because theyre actors. And as we know actors views are more important than anybody elses.
In an article in the Daily Mail on Monday, Morgan who has proudly trumpeted his friendship with the new US president took aim at what he saw as the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side.