Pop star twins John and Edward Grimes, who found fame on The X Factor, have been engulfed in a war of words with Morgan on social media this year. In March, the twins, collectively known as Jedward, tweeted that a statue of Winston Churchill currently erected in central London should be dumped in Morgan’s back garden.
In response, Morgan tweeted that such a move would be “an honour”, adding that Churchill “contributed more to society every time he breathed than you talentless disrespectful clowns have done in your combined 58 years of gormless tuneless imbecility”.
The back and forth continued this week, when Jedward called upon ITV and Simon Cowell to not rehire Morgan as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. The tweet followed rumours that Morgan was looking to return to the talent competition in the wake of his GMB exit.
“Simon is considering Piers Morgan for judge on BGT after the s*** he said about Little Mix over this iconic photo!” Jedward tweeted, while referring to Morgan’s condemnation of a photograph of the pop group in which they appeared nude to raise awareness for online bullying.
“Have some respect for the girls you judgemental misogynistic farts!” the pair added.
In a follow-up tweet, Jedward posted a screenshot of Morgan’s Twitter account, which suggested that the TV personality had blocked them from seeing his profile.
“Confirmation @PiersMorgan is threatened and a coward!” the pair wrote. “You can’t block free speech! No Justice No Peace.”
Earlier this week, Jedward launched into a fiery tirade against Cowell and The X Factor, tweeting that their biggest regret was “not telling the judges on X Factor to f*** off”.
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