Piers Morgan brands Ellen DeGeneres ‘sexist’
ELLEN DEGENERES has posted an eye-popping shot of herself ogling Katy Perry’s breasts — and Piers Morgan pounced on the post as ‘sexist’.
Popular chatshow host Ellen included the picture in a birthday greeting to her pal, which read: ‘Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!’
In the shot Roar singer Perry smiles and Ellen’s wife Portia de Rossi looks like she’s laughing as Ellen seems to stare in disbelief at Perry’s bosom.
But Good Morning Britain host Piers was quick to point out the double standard, posting: ‘If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of “SEXIST PIG!”‘
And he wasn’t alone in calling Ellen — a vocal LGBT campaigner — a ‘hypocrite’.
‘Ahhhh… the delightful (disgusting) hypocrisy of Leftist Hollywood,’ wrote one, while another agreed: ‘I have lost respect for Ellen after seeing this.’
In light of the fall from grace of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein over inappropriate sexual conduct, one wag posted: ‘WTF? Ellen Weinstein? @TheEllenShow totally unacceptable.’
But not everyone agreed, with some pointing out that ‘It’s time to bring out the big balloons’ was probably an in joke between pals as it’s a lyric from Perry’s track Birthday.
@Payton_26 explained: ‘Context is important. 1) She’s a comedian 2) I assume they are close friends. Is @katyperry offended by this? No? Don’t worry about it.’
Neither Perry nor DeGeneres have commented on the post.
Author: Anna Thomson