Piers Morgan mocks Jameela Jamil with “Hypocritical Twerp Syndrome” tweet
Jameela Jamil recently called Piers Morgan a “bullying parasite”. (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for InStyle )
Eastern Eye Staff
THE feud between Jameela Jamil and Piers Morgan took a nasty turn as the Good Morning Britain presenter tweeted private messages the late TV star Caroline Flack had sent him about the actress.
In response, Jamil called Morgan a “bullying parasite”, who “weaponised” Flack’s personal messages.
Morgan had tweeted: “Jameela Jamil is having a lot to say about online harassment, so in the interests of balance, here is a message Caroline Flack sent me last October after the same Jameela Jamil led an online pile-on against her regarding a new TV show she was doing.”
He shared snippets of messages Flack, who died on February 15, had sent him via Instagram on October 22, last year: “Please have pictures…
“I’m struggling with Jameela…
“The hate she aims at me”
At that time, Jamil had railed against Flack’s entertainment show The Surjury, in which contestants vied for free cosmetic surgeries.
Responding to Morgan, Jameela tweeted: “Out of respect for Caroline, I will not allow this conversation to carry on in which she can’t respond or speak for herself. She would be disgusted her personal messages were shared and weaponized against a woman, by a bullying parasite she thought was her friend. I’m out.”
She added: “To sell your dead friends private messages for clicks is a low I’ve never imagined anyone capable of.”
Morgan retaliated with a snide message, wishing her “continued recovery from Hyprocritical Twerp Syndrome”.
Earlier, even as tweeple lampooned Morgan’s tweet revealing Flack’s messages, he had retorted: “Actually, what I’ve learned is there are some quite breathtaking hypocrites out there who need to be called out.”
Before blocking Morgan, Jameela clarified that she harboured no animosity against Flack.
She tweeted: “I simply said I found the show “Surjury” (not her) problematic for kids to watch. And that love island needed some more diversity. Both times Caroline instigated debate with ME even though I was not targeting or blaming her at all. I always just politely explained my point.
“Piers using a dead woman who I was friends with, as a weapon to try to create further harassment for me as I’ve JUST explained publicly that last week I felt suicidal… is why he is this industry’s most problematic . My criticizing a *show* did not aim any hate at Caroline.”