Emily Ratajkowski Gets Into Twitter Spat With Piers Morgan After ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Cover Story Drops
Emily Ratajkowski and Piers Morgan are trading barbs on Twitter following the release of her profile and cover photo for Harper’s Bazaar.
Emily Ratajkowski Vs. Piers Morgan
In the new issue of Harpar’s Bazaar, Ratajkowski weighs in on the topless selfie (above) that she took with Kim Kardashian, showing solidarity with the reality TV star against none other than Morgan, who had shamed Kardashian‘s latest nude Instagram snap in a lengthy editorial for the Daily Mail.
Explaining her decision to pose with Kardashian, Ratajkowski said, “I didn’t know her personally, but Kim (Kardashian) posted this naked selfie in March, and there were black bars on her private areas. And there was this uproar,especially from Piers Morgan, who wrote this whole thing about ‘she’s a mother, she’s 35, it’s ridiculous…'” The Gone Girl actress added, “…She’s too old and she’s a mother, and we’ve given her enough attention, like she needs to stop doing this.” That made me really angry. She wrote a few tweets responding to all the hate she was getting from this post, and then Piers said Kanye [West] had written those tweets, which also infuriated me to no end.”
Ratajkoski went on to say, “A selfie is a sort of interesting way to reclaim the gaze, right? You’re looking at yourself and taking a photo while looking at everyone. But also who cares? Kim’s allowed to do what she wants. So I issued a series of tweets; she sent me flowers, thanking me, which was very sweet. We ended up running into each other and had this idea to take a similar selfie with our middle fingers up.
Morgan, named in the interview, took to Twitter to mock Ratajkowski’s naked photoshoot, tweeting, “Do you want me to buy you some clothes? You look freezing,” to which she replied, “thanks, but I don’t need clothes as much as you need press.”
@piersmorgan thanks, but I don’t need clothes as much as you need press.
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) July 7, 2016