Piers Morgan has come under fire after making some outrageous comments regarding U.S gymnast Simone Biles and her recent withdrawal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in his latest column.
Simone Biles, who is considered one of the world's greatest gymnasts, was forced to withdraw from the Tokyo 2020 Games earlier this week, citing "internal" mental health concerns as her reasons.
The twenty-four-year-old admitted she doesn't "trust herself as much" as she used to and therefore made the difficult decision to turn down Olympic glory this year.
Some fans pressurized Biles by calling her "weak" and claiming she's just "giving up," and quite unsurprisingly, another person who didn't have any sympathy for the brilliant gymnast was notorious journalist, Piers Morgan.
Now, we all know Morgan is a man well known for not being afraid to express his opinions and he's no stranger to controversy... especially when it comes to publically slamming famous names such as Meghan Markle and Naomi Osaka - both of whom were attacked by the journalist after they opened up about their struggles with mental health.
"Are mental health issues now the go-to excuse for any poor performance in elite sport? What a joke," Morgan tweeted following Biles' announcement. "Just admit you did it badly, made mistakes, and will strive to do better next time. Kids need strong role models, not this nonsense."
Are 'mental health issues' now the go-to excuse for any poor performance in elite sport? What a joke.
Just admit you did badly, made mistakes, and will strive to do better next time.
Kids need strong role models not this nonsense.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 27, 2021
Of course, people really didn't take to his baseless judgments too kindly.
"Here we go again," one person wrote, while another gave him some not-so-friendly advice: "Bruh, u need to chill man. Seems like you're just here to rattle everybody."
Even though one person supporting his tweet for being "spot on", others decided to remind him of the time he stormed off set on ITV'S Good Morning Britain after being challenged over his "obsession" with Meghan Markle.
Not too long ago, Morgan left his role as co-host of Good Morning Britain after a row over comments he made regarding Ms. Markle... And we guess people are now wondering how he can speak on behalf of role models, after being unable to take criticism himself.
Morgan also said: "Athletes are now deemed more courageous, inspiring & heroic if they lose or quit than if they win or tough it out, which is ridiculous," he continued. "I blame Twitter's virtue-signallers for fuelling the culture of celebrating weakness. The real world doesn't think like that."
But someone rather legendary jumped in and remarked: " 'Tough it out' says the man who ran off set and quit his job because someone had a point of view he didn't like!" Ouch, that's got to sting a little.
We think Morgan quite literally lives by the phrase: "You can give it but can't take it."
What do you think?