Why Does Piers Morgan Pick Fights With Celebrities Like Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian?

Piers Morgan is one of the most loved and most hated television talk show hosts of this era. As the incredibly controversial host of Good Morning Britain, Morgan has had a flare for controversy since the very beginning of his career. In fact, he was fired from his previous editing job in 2004 after he agreed to publish fake images of British soldiers attacking Iraqi civilians. 

Now, Piers Morgan is known the world over for his very dramatic, very public feuds with celebrities of all shapes and sizes. It almost appears as though there is not a single celebrity that Morgan does not take issue with. But why does Piers Morgan pick fights with big name celebrities, and who has he had it with (or for)? Here’s what we know.

Controversy sells

The truth is that Piers Morgan creates drama because controversy sells. No matter how much a viewer states they hate him and his unethical journalism tactics, they still want to know what he does or says next. He targets well-know celebrity figures because doing so also places him in the headlines alongside their names – and Morgan knows the press (like himself) will be reporting on those dramas and scandals.

While this certainly isn’t a nice or proper thing to do, you have to admit that Piers Morgan has thought his strategy out well. It has kept him in the headlines, and kept viewers on his shows. It has also had him called out by a great number of celebrities, and garnered him a lot – and we mean a LOT – of hate.

But just who has he been feuding with recently, and who were the celebrities involved in some of his biggest or most public scandals? Keep reading to find out just a scant few of the many who have gone head-to-head with Piers Morgan.

Little Mix

Little Mix is a female pop group targeted by Morgan because he stated they “stole” the idea behind their latest album cover from a historic Entertainment Weekly cover done by The Dixie Chicks. The cover art in question has the group’s members posed nude, covered only with the hateful words people had said against them. 

Ellen DeGeneres

Another reason the Grande duo stepped up was the way Ellen DeGeneres was attacked as a hypocrite for airing images of various male celebrities on National Men’s Day. 

Ariana & Joan Grande

Joan Grande was the first to step up and say something, asking Piers Morgan what was wrong with him and whether his mother taught him any manners. She then went on to publicly defend both Ellen and Little Mix. 

Piers Morgan took this opportunity to bash the modern woman’s sexuality, and pulled Joan’s granddaughter, Ariana Grande, into the fray. Ariana responded with her usually bubbly yet strong class. 

Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex has also fallen under Morgan’s scrutiny. He attacked her for sending heartfelt messages to sex workers as she packaged up food baskets for them. The messages were written on the peels of bananas. Morgan claimed the move was “all about her” and not about the workers. He also commented on the obvious phallic symbolism bananas have modernly and historically represented. 

Kim Kardashian

Piers Morgan has had a lot of negative things to say about Kim Kardashian, after once defending her. When she posted a naked selfie to Instagram, Morgan called it “depressing” and said that she had “gone too far.” He went on to slam her for wearing a black dress which revealed nearly all of her breasts, with just a thin piece of fabric holding them in place. Another time he called the entire Kardashian clan “repulsive” and “greedy.”