PIERS Morgan accused journalist and activist Ash Sarkar of using a “patronising sexist slur” that “triggered his anxiety”.
The former Good Morning Britain star had a Twitter spat with the writer over comments Ab Fab star Jennifer Saunders made to The Sun earlier this week.
Piers Morgan has had a Twitter spat with Ash SarkarCredit: Rex
Jennifer, who released an Ab Fab film in 2016, claimed she wouldn’t be able to make her iconic comedy in today’s woke climate, and Piers strongly agreed.
He wrote: “Of course it wouldn’t. No fun or ‘inappropriate’ humour is allowed in the drab, dreary fascist world of wokedom. Excellent interview.”
But Ash, who has history of clashing with Piers as a guest on GMB, claimed that it was an odd take.
She wrote: “What a weird thing to say when 2020/21 has been such a great year for woman-led comedy (Motherland, Lady Parts, Starstruck…)
“Like, has anyone tried to cancel Ab Fab? No – in fact everyone agrees it’s a little bit iconic, and it has this kind of legendary status. Sure, the culture and norms around comedy have changed a lot since it was made. That’s just called the passage of time hun.”
Piers didn’t take kindly to the riposte, replying: “Please don’t call me ‘hun’- It’s a micro-aggressive patronising sexist slur that triggers my anxiety.”
The broadcaster has been on a crusade for some time to combat wokeism and even published a book, Wake Up, dedicated to combatting it.
He was incensed this week as a range of brands, including IKEA, boycotted advertising on start-up news channel GB News claiming it’s not aligned with their values.
Piers fumed: “I think cancel culture needs to be cancelled, along with anyone that fuels cancel culture – be it IKEA or Chrissy Teigen. They shouldn’t mind – they love cancellations.”