On Saturday, it was confirmed that interviewing legend Larry Kingdied at the age of 87.
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.
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.
"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.
"He married 8 times, so [he was] a mother-in-law expert," he continued. "But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer."
Like, what in the hell was that tweet??? So rude, weird, and unnecessarily petty.
Throwing jabs at someone after they've died? NO.
People called out how self-centered Piers' tweet was:
Others called out how weird it was to throw jabs and kind of insult the person who has died, as Piers did:
To conclude, I'll leave you with this quote from Larry King himself, in which he called out Piers for making everything about him:
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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