Of all the latest controversies and hot topics to choose from, you would think that Piers Morgan would have something better to go on a Twitter rant about than “James Bond” star Daniel Craig carrying his newborn around in a Baby Bjorn. But nope.
The “Good Morning Britain” host is facing some major backlash in the Twitterverse after dad-shaming the Craig over a picture of him carrying his newborn daughter in what Morgan is calling an “emasculating” papoose. The shot fired across the bow? Posting the pic of Craig and the caption, “Oh 007… not you as well?!! #papoose #emasculatedBond." And then he positively ranted about it.
The onslaught of responses came - especially from fellow papoose-wearing dads - and to his credit, he stuck to his guns. But among the "mostly manly?" “Captain America” star Chris Evans. “You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child,” Evans replied. “Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside.”
Here are some of the highlights:
- Morgan's co-host Susanna Reid is used to debating her co-host, and this case is no exception. “No woman has an issue with a man carrying a baby in a papoose,” she replied. “This is YOUR issue.”
- Twitter user @JoshRosenau pointed out that Craig isn’t the only Bond that’s dedicated to family. “All the Bonds do it,” he wrote alongside a series of photos of Bond actors with their young children.
- User @AvishaiW points out how normal the thing Morgan is complaining about actually is, writing: “Piers Morgan comes out in strong opposition towards… (checks notes) parents caring for their children."
- Twitter user @saltiregizmo says that it’s not emasculating – in fact, quite the opposite – also taking the time to point out Morgan’s hypocrisy. “There is nothing more masculine than a father taking an active role in nurturing and looking after his child. About time more in the media celebrated this, I mean aren’t you right-wing oddballs always bleating on about lack of family values?”