Piers Morgan has become the maverick troll in the commentary class. One moment he's railing about gun control, the next he's blasting feminists. His next target is fellow Brit John Oliver, the leftist host of the HBO "Daily Show" spinoff.
In a tweet, Morgan took John Oliver to task for lecturing Americans about their laws while not being American.
“Watching John Oliver repeatedly say ‘we’ & ‘us’ when discussing America is comical,” Morgan began. “Mate, you were born in the Midlands to a pair of Liverpudlian parents & speak in a thick Brummie accent. You’re about as American as cricket & mushy peas, you shameless old fraud!”
While welcome, Morgan's position is a bit head-scratching, since he pulled the exact same shtick while hosting a show at CNN with his pro-gun control push, leading to his eventual run-in with Ben Shapiro.
Over the weekend, Oliver spoke out in favor of gun control following the horrific shooting at a high school in Florida. He also blasted people for issuing "thoughts and prayers" to the victims.
“These [school shooting] events are so familiar, you now automatically know how each side will play out: ‘Thoughts and prayers,’ ‘F**k your thoughts and prayers,’ ‘It’s a mental health problem,’ ‘Yeah, but it’s also a gun problem’ and then someone says ‘Now’s not the time to talk about gun control,’ and everyone moves on until it inevitably happens again,” Oliver said on Sunday.
“But this time felt slightly different, because when the ‘Now’s not the time’ argument came out, the kids from that school said, ‘You know what? Yes it f**king is,'” added Oliver.