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    Piers Morgan's Tweet About Larry King's Death Is Really Rude And Weird

    REALLY???

    On Saturday, it was confirmed that interviewing legend Larry King died at the age of 87.

    Twitter: @kingsthings

    Larry died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for COVID-19. Larry had tested positive for the virus last month.

    Larry King on CNN
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    While celebs and fans on Twitter celebrated his iconic career and interviewing style, there was one person whose tribute tweet was particularly bizarre: talk show host and pundit Piers Morgan.

    Piers Morgan
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    "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,'" 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.

    Twitter: @piersmorgan

    "He married 8 times, so [he was] a mother-in-law expert," he continued. "But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer."

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    Like, what in the hell was that tweet??? So rude, weird, and unnecessarily petty.

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    Throwing jabs at someone after they've died? NO.

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    People called out how self-centered Piers' tweet was:

    Twitter: @curtis1604

    @piersmorgan @PickardJE Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me, sorry to hear this person died, me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me

    Twitter: @JoshuaLockdown

    Others called out how weird it was to throw jabs and kind of insult the person who has died, as Piers did:

    @piersmorgan Tributes usually focus on the person being celebrated, not the person making the tribute. Also, tributes usually aren't a place to air grievances...

    Twitter: @blu20211

    @piersmorgan You’re so disrespectful!!!! You just had to add a jab!!! Have you heard of the saying “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all?” Obviously NOT!!!! In the meantime RIP LARRY KING❤️

    Twitter: @2021IsTheYear

    Piers Morgan using Larry King's death to get one last jab in on someone who is not alive to defend himself is whisky dick energy. I shouldn't be surprised, but it's also kind of comically sad? Unpredictably pathetic play by Morgan.

    Twitter: @NicVersus

    To conclude, I'll leave you with this quote from Larry King himself, in which he called out Piers for making everything about him:

    And, for context, Larry said he didn’t like your show because you made it all about you. Sort of like you’re doing as we mourn his death. https://t.co/3L0AzcdOuC

    Twitter: @marclamonthill

    Rest in peace, Larry King. 🙏🙏

    UPDATE: Piers has defended the joke on Twitter, saying, "Larry loved that mother-in-law joke, and he would have found the hysterical reaction to my tribute ridiculous." He has also retweeted other people who also claim that his tribute echoed Larry's sense of humor.

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