TV presenter Piers Morgan angered lot of Irish people when he claimed to be Irish himself. One critic said: “There is nothing so annoying as a smug Englishman.”
The confrontational star has a way of rubbing people up the wrong way which led to him being rejected by Irish Twitter users in a brilliantly brutal fashion.
The trouble started when Morgan was in the middle of upsetting somebody else. He was defending Donald Trump who had come under criticism from author JK Rowling for failing to shake a young boy’s hand.
Morgan tweeted a screenshot of a quote from the boy’s mother who said that Rowling had got the wrong end of the stick.
It all seems fair enough, but the thing about Morgan is that many people just can’t seem to stand the self-satisfied way he goes about proving people wrong.
One person tweeted to him: “There is nothing quite so annoying in this world as a smug Englishman.”
Morgan’s rather smug two-word reply was: “I’m Irish.”
Morgan’s father came from Co Galway so he is eligible to claim Irish nationality. However, the Twitter users of Ireland were not thrilled at the news.
A lot of international celebrities have delved into the genealogy websites to explore their Irish roots, but while Irish people are usually happy enough for foreign born stars such as George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey Ed Sheeran or Ryan Reynolds to talk up their Irish heritage, they just weren’t having it coming from Morgan.
Here are some of the best responses:
No you’re not please don’t insult us..!!
— Deirdre Sheils (@dsheils) 30 July 2017
Oh God, please no @piers, things are only getting right for us. Can’t you claim another heritage other than irish? Just for now?
— Matt (@Irish__Matt) 30 July 2017
No you’re not. We disowned you. There was a meeting. We left voicemails on our phones.
— RalphthewonderLlama (@jpdiggins) 31 July 2017
The Irish just threw up
— Darin Dupree (@darin_dupree) 31 July 2017
Only 2 types of people in this world those who are Irish and those who aspire to be
— emma hamilton (@fra_emma) 30 July 2017
@piersmorgan Irish? No thanks
— Keith Flynn (@kejflynn) 30 July 2017
Well Ireland is VERY disappointed in you mister.
— Christopher McKeown (@IrwinsFreeKick) 30 July 2017
Did you get an Irish passport after brexit vote?
— paddy the plasterer (@Mucksavages) 31 July 2017
As irish as tequila and gerard butlers accent in ps i love you
— Aidan Seery (@SeeryAidan) 30 July 2017
You’re alright we don’t want or need you!
— Mark Monaghan (@MONO1980) 30 July 2017
Can we see your passport cover?
— Mick Muldoon (@mickmuldoon) 31 July 2017
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling