Fans blast Piers Morgan for mocking Daniel Craig's parenting

Brenda Watkins
October 17, 2018

Actor Chris Evans, best known for portraying a paragon of non-toxic masculinity, Captain America, was particularly irritated by the tweet. Then came the unsolicited commentary from Morgan, who said wearing a baby carrier is emasculating.

The mere sight of a man being a decent father was clearly too much for Morgan, who tweeted, "Oh 007. not you as well?!"

Morgan's comments sparked a debate on Twitter, with the TV presenter asking U.S. president Donald Trump - who follows him on the social media platform - to wade in with his thoughts. "Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside", Evans responded on Twitter.

Others attempted a more rational approach by explaining the benefits of baby carriers, which allow parents to keep children close, yet have their hands unoccupied while strolling on the street.

No stranger to inciting digital debate, Morgan was swiftly met with backlash for the comment from dads, who proudly shared their own photos of themselves carrying their kids in the device.

Craig's wife, the actress Rachel Weisz, reportedly gave birth to a daughter in August.

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It is claimed Mourinho used "abusive, insulting or improper language" after the 3-2 comeback victory at Old Trafford on 6 October. The United manager spoke into a camera after his side came from behind to triumph 3-2 at Old Trafford.

But Morgan's point of view appeared to be out of step with a broad swath of men, another sign that old-fashioned ideas about performative gender roles are on their way out.

He defended his honour on Twitter, latching onto the steady stream of papoose-related content and goading US President Donald Trump to share his thoughts on the baby carrier: "Everyone else seems to be getting very worked up about them".

What do you make of Pier's comments do you think a papoose is emasculating?

As of Tuesday morning, Trump had not yet taken the bait.

Yesterday, bookies slashed odds on Richard Madden taking over from Daniel Craig as the next James Bond after rumours circulated that he was being tipped to be the next 007.

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