Piers Morgan’s insensitive tribute to the late interviewer Larry King creates backlash on social media

Piers Morgan’s tribute after TV legend Larry King’s passing has created quite a stir on social media. Scroll down to see what Piers wrote in his tribute.
Piers Morgan’s insensitive tribute to the late interviewer Larry King creates backlash on social media
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After Larry King’s tragic passing, many stars and fraternity members took to social media and grieved the loss. Piers Morgan also paid distribute to the legend, but it was not well received by fans. After the sad news was announced, Piers tweeted, “Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer.”

 

For the unversed, Piers‘ show Piers Morgan Tonight came into existence after CNN network removed Larry‘s longtime show Larry King Live back in 2011 and replaced it with his. Ever since his nasty tribute came out, Piers has been a trending topic on social media and is even being criticized over his remarks.

 

If you didn’t know, the former CNN host passed away just yesterday, he was 87. His company Ora Media released a statement post the legend’s death, and while they didn’t reveal the cause of death, they did say that he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. King was also hospitalized for COVID-19 late last month.

 

Post the news of King’s passing broke, CNN’s president Jeff Zucker said in a statement via Twitter, “We mourn the passing of our colleague Larry King. The scrappy young man from Brooklyn had a history-making career spanning radio and television. His curiosity about the world propelled his award-winning career in broadcasting, but it was his generosity of spirit that drew the world to him. We are so proud of the 25 years he spent with CNN, where his newsmaker interviews truly put the network on the international stage. From our CNN family to Larry’s, we send our thoughts and prayers, and a promise to carry on his curiosity for the world in our work.”

 

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Anonymous 1 month ago

He’s no different from Trumpet. He’s a loony bin.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What a jerk!