Piers Morgan slammed for making Robbie Coltrane’s death ‘about him’

Oct 23, 2022
Piers Morgan's insensitive Twitter post on Robbie Coltrane. Source: Getty

Outspoken British media personality Piers Morgan has faced backlash online for sharing an insensitive article about the time he met the late Robbie Coltrane, sharing the piece on the same day the actor died.

Instead of paying a respectful tribute, or better yet, staying silent, Morgan chose to discuss how much the comedian apparently hated him.

The article, which Morgan referred to as his “diary entry”, consisted of derogatory descriptive language in which the journalist poked fun at Coltrane’s large appearance, even going as far as describing his face as a “gnarled warthog”.

Grieving fans of the late Coltrane flooded the controversial host’s Twitter page to slam him for his distasteful tweet.

Coltrane’s long-standing agent, Belinda Wright, announced the star had passed on Friday, October 14 Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Scotland.

“For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client. As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him,” Wright said.

“He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell. They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy.

“Please respect Robbie’s family’s privacy at this distressing time.”

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