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Piers Morgan Escalates His Fat-Shaming Feud With ‘Morbidly Obese’ Model Tess Holliday

Piers Morgan has made it a habit to pick Twitter battles with celebrities, but he may have met his match with Tess Holliday.

It all started when Morgan shared a photo of the plus-size model’s cover of the British edition of Cosmopolitan, sniping that despite the message of body acceptance she promotes, the photo of Holliday on the cover “is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models.”


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As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis, this is the new cover of Cosmo. Apparently we’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity.’ What a load of old baloney. This cover is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models.

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A few days later, Holliday addressed Morgan’s diss during an appearance on “Good Morning America”, calling him out by name.

“Unlike Piers Morgan, I don’t need to troll people to stay relevant,” she said. “I get to have an awesome job and do what I love and hopefully change people’s lives.”

Morgan, however, kept the feud going after Holliday shared an lingerie-clad selfie on social media.


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@lizzobeeating told me to caption this photo “Damn… that look good 🍧” #effyourbeautystandards

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The selfie earned Holliday a scathing rebuke from the former “America’s Got Talent” judge, who tweeted that Holliday “badly needs better friends, who are going to be more honest with her & explain she is dangerously overweight & should do something about it.”

Holliday fired back, insisting that Morgan is “obsessed” with her, “like you’re almost into thicker girls & too afraid to admit it.”

Morgan then went on to slam Holliday in a Daily Mail editorial in which he claimed to have “never heard of” her before describing her as “suffering from morbid obesity.”

Continuing, Morgan dismisses the 300-pound model’s claim “that it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself.”

Morgan, however, sees things differently. “I think you’re trapped in a hellish spiral of self-delusion in which your soaring fame and fortune is entirely dependent on you remaining morbidly obese,” he writes.

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