Apparently, Piers Morgan doesn’t think Chrissy Teigen is all that worthy of being included in the Time 100.
British media personality Morgan tore into “Lip Sync Battle” presenter and social-media darling Teigen on Wednesday after her inclusion on Time’s list, characterizing her as “vile.”
Morgan offered his assessment on (where else?) Twitter, reacting to a tweet summarizing chef Eric Ripert’s write-up of Teigen for the Time 100.
“”What I love most about @chrissyteigen is that she’s very much herself. She may be glamorous and an icon in elegance, but she’s extremely approachable and warm,” writes @ericripert #TIME100,” Time’s tweet read.
Morgan’s summation was much more pithy — and far less complimentary.
“Oh please… she’s vile,” Morgan responded.
While some commenters were in agreement with Morgan, he also earned his share of detractors for the assessment.
“4.4 million more followers than you, though,” wrote one commenter. “And yes I know I have less than 100, but I’m not on the f—ing telly.”
“That’s very much the pot calling the kettle black isn’t it Mr Morgan?” asked another.
“Honestly curious if you can name 3 things you hate about this woman,” read another reply.
“What is with you attacking women of color?? Very Trump-like of you I must say,” offered another comment.
And, “Care to elaborate? Did she refuse you an interview or something and now your [sic] bitter?”
Teigen was joined on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2019 by a number of entertainment-industry personalities, including Sandra Oh, “The Daily Show” veteran Hasan Minhaj and singer Ariana Grande.
Notably absent from the list: Piers Morgan. But for what it’s worth you can read his tweet below.
Oh please… she’s vile. https://t.co/ieq8Y4xkLV
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 17, 2019