Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

Piers Morgan went on a massive rant about masculinity before turning his anger on his Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid.

The outspoken host was shocked when Susanna read out a list of characteristics of "traditional masculinity" which the American Psychological Association have deemed to be harmful.

But Piers took issue with this, saying these characteristics helped Winston Churchill win the Second World War and should not be shunned.

He said of characteristics of stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression: "They’re all good things in the right way, they’re all good, they’re not harmful.

Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

Piers was not impressed by Susanna’s views
(Image: ITV)

Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

Susanna was in despair at his rant
(Image: ITV)

Read More

  • Piers Morgan reveals shocking truth behind THAT hospital photo

"There is no harm in these things, they’re all good things. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t be stoic, or you can’t be tough, or you can’t be strong or any of those things.

"What have we become in this country, where now being stoic is wrong? How would Winston Church have survived? You can’t be stoic?

"I have no problem with being in touch with your emotions but Winston Churchill couldn’t be stoic or competitive, dominant or aggressive, really? Well how would he have won the war then?

"Tell me that, radicals. How do you win a war against the Nazis, I went there, because there are great characteristics, and yes they are male and masculine."

Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

The pair disagreed throughout the debate
(Image: ITV)

Read More

  • Dermot O’Leary reveals truth behind Ant McPartlin’s return to work

Susanna, however, said she believed the APA were saying these characteristics are harmful if that is "all it is to be a man," and pointed out that women are also able to be these things.

But Piers was not happy at all, replying: "Rubbish! You have no idea what they’re saying!"

Piers also explained the truth behind his hospital picture, saying he was so high on medication he does not even remember posting it, and was shocked by all the concerned messages he received.

Oops.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

Read More
Showbiz and TV editor’s picks

  • Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

    Cheryl mocked by co-stars

  • Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

    Why Piers was REALLY in hospital

  • Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

    Peter Andre trolled over ‘young’ wife

  • Piers Morgan explodes in rant over masculinity before taking aim at Susanna Reid

    Holly’s wild night out