Twitter users wailed.
One tweet urged Morgan to return, for the good of society, back to “1888 where your thoughts on masculinity were formed.”
Morgan tried to explain in a later tweet that 007 should carry his baby in his arms, not in a wussy “papoose.” But anyone who has ever carried a baby during a stroll knows that’s just not practical.
He’s not carrying it, that’s my point. He’s using an emasculating papoose.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
James Bond would never use a papoose to carry his babies. https://t.co/6aZZSFUEjy
So someone came up with a more macho alternative for Morgan.
Others straight-out skewered Morgan, while lots of dads posted sweet photos of themselves proudly carrying their own babies.
Proud to wear my kid all day every day. If you’re not secure enough in your masculinity to wear your kid, well... there’s something wrong with your idea of what it is to be a man.— Ron Robinson Jr (@ronrobinsonjr) October 15, 2018
Fragile masculinity much?— L danielle (@LaurieDanielle4) October 15, 2018
Emasculated? I don’t think I’ll ever feel more of a man than when I’m looking after my children. Dick.— Dean Smith (@deansmith7) October 15, 2018
Ahaha, Piers, you flaccid old dick. I’ve seldom been happier in my life than when walking around with my babies strapped to me. What a loss for you that you’re too much of a man to be a dad. pic.twitter.com/PE6V5OrXBn— Nathan Fairbairn (@nathanfairbairn) October 15, 2018
fixed it for you, Piers: pic.twitter.com/cxSbWVmrpa— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) October 15, 2018
Daniel Craig is an actor Piers, he isnt "REALLY" James Bond. Also real men carry their own baby. It means we are secure with our own masculinity.— Chicago Mike 2.0 (@ChicagoMGD_SD) October 15, 2018
I once taught a college class while wearing my napping baby girl. pic.twitter.com/goDYSk4Mzc— Wes Dunn (@WesDunn) October 15, 2018
Looks like a hot dad— Amy Hernandez (@utfeen) October 15, 2018
I see a loving father.— Amy Somensky (@PadmeSkywalker1) October 15, 2018
In my experience, women find a man who cares for children to be both masculine and appealing.— James Fell (@BodyForWife) October 15, 2018
Unlike when @piersmorgan goes for a walk in public, and the sound of vaginas slamming shut is deafening.
Alrighty then... I’ll never understand the British sense of humor... Hope you’re well!— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) October 15, 2018
did you hit your head or something— spooky hellentine (@LucyXIV) October 15, 2018
Bugger off, Piers, you Gooner Neanderthal. How do you say “asshole” in the Queen’s English?— Carter Gaddis (@DadScribe) October 16, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.