British journalist Piers Morgan has discovered himself on the unsuitable aspect of Twitter, as soon as once more – this time for penning a scathing opinion piece on Daily Mail about tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Here’s what occurred: Osaka, a Grand Slam winner, made the controversial choice to not attend necessary post-match press conferences on the French Open, citing her psychological well being. She was subsequently fined $15 000 (greater than R205 000) and has since pulled out from the event.
“I think the best thing for the tournament, the other players, and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,” Osaka stated.
“I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not ideal and my message could have been clearer.”
Not too way back, the Twitter-verse went for the controversial broadcaster after he accused Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of mendacity of their jaw-dropping interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers Morgan calls Naomi Osaka an ‘arrogant brat’
In response to this, Piers Morgan, by no means one to carry again, fired on the 23-year-old, labelling her ‘narcissistic’ and an ‘arrogant spoiled brat’. Morgan additional expressed doubts over Naomi Osaka’s troubles together with her psychological well being, claiming she simply didn’t need to be requested powerful questions on her efficiency on the tennis court docket.
“What Osaka really means is that she doesn’t want to face the media if she hasn’t played well, because the beastly journalists might actually dare to criticize her performance, and she’s not going to ‘subject’ herself to ‘people that doubt me’,” Morgan wrote.
Having been often called Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s fiercest critic, he additionally managed to make reference to the previous royal couple.
“This is straight out of the Meghan and Harry playbook of wanting to have the world’s largest cake and eating it, by exploiting the media for ruthlessly commercial self-promotion but using mental health to silence any media criticism.”
Twitter has been awash with reactions to Morgan’s criticism of the star, with some accusing him of unfairly focusing on black ladies. Osaka is half black and half Japanese. Here’s what some have needed to say.