Cheers, Piers

CNN Gives Piers Morgan The Boot: A Look Back At The Host’s Most Memorable LGBT Moments

So long, Piers.

CNN has announced its pulling the plug on Piers Morgan Live due to consistently low ratings, which means the hunt is on to once again fill the suspenders shoes of Larry the Lizard King.

The former America’s Got Talent judge certainly pissed off his fair share of people during his three years behind the desk, from 2nd amendment enthusiasts to the trans community. The former even petitioned for him to be deported back to the UK.

Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments of PML: the silly, the serious and the all-together bizarre.

Trans activist Janet Mock not amused

After this interview aired, Mock accused Morgan of “sensationalizing” her life, accusing Morgan of having “bad judgement” and “reductive thinking about gender.” He was shocked by the reaction, and invited her back on to settle the score.

Christine O’Donnell storms off

Seemingly shocked that Morgan would have the bollocks to bring up something private and personal, like, oh, her public record, O’Donnell huffs out of the interview to avoid speaking about her backwards beliefs on homosexuality.

Jane Lynch speaks from the heart

Reacting to President Obama’s vocal support for gay marriage, the ever lovely Jane Lynch delivers a heartfelt reaction. Could we love her any more?

Alex Jones pulls out the big guns

This one speaks for itself at around the 1:13 mark: “1776 will commence again if you try to take our fire arms!” Jones is unsurprisingly a big force behind the “deport Piers” cry. This guy is a bag of mixed nuts.

Piers grills Ryan Lochte on his…grill

Bonus points to Morgan for this unintentional back-and-forth of innuendo with the hunky (albeit not the most well spoken) American swimmer. Piers: “What does it say about you when you put this in your mouth?” Lochte: “You know, it’s, uh, I guess part of my personality.” Maybe you should keep it in your mouth and do a little less talking, Ryan.

Kirk Cameron behaves like Kirk Cameron

Love him or hate him, you’ve got to hand it to Morgan for having the patience to even attempt a rational debate with growing pain-in-the-ass Kirk Cameron.

 Jimmy Fallon does an awesome Jim Morrison

To end on a light note, here is Jimmy Fallon singing the Reading Rainbow theme song in the style of The Doors. Perfect.

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  • JennyFromdabloc

    I’ll miss Taran Killam spoofing the show on SNL.

  • Matt

    I don’t know why they hired him in the first place.

  • Gordon

    OMG, made my week! Can’t stand that smug axxhxxe! Turned it off after 5 minutes when he first started in.

  • yaoming

    Let him go back to judging talent shows… no, wait, he wasn’t very good at that, either. I guess that why he went to the US looking for a job.

  • LubbockGayMale

    CNN has lost the touch since L. King left. Maybe Oprah should buy a piece of the network and broadcast a show? Or wait 6 months, maybe Leno will be bored.

  • robho3

    I completely agree with Gordon… I watched the first show and turned it off after 5 minutes and haven’t watched it since,

  • ED49

    Our king Howard Stern predicted this. What I’m surprised it’s why it took so long to get rid of this assH. This guy is really an asshole, put him in a plane with a dildo up his butt with no lubricant and deport him.

  • ED49

    Dr Drew should be next. he is a media whore and he always makes it about himself like he is a hero

  • NateOcean

    Did you catch O’Donnell’s little Palin-esque wink to the camera at 1:10?

    She’s pissed because Piers asked here a question. She’s there to “promote” the book, not to answer questions. When Piers persists that if the topic is discussed in the book, why wouldn’t she want to discuss it she launches into a Palin/Bachmann word salad of Tea Party gobble-d-gook.

    Sheesh, if she wants to control the interview, fine. But at least figure out beforehand what you want to talk about.

  • NateOcean

    Oh, and that Alex Jones guy? Well, he’ll never need an enema.

    I mean, seriously, once the clock hit 1:13 did you *see* the way the shit just shot out of his mouth?

  • alterego1980

    His accent bothered me, which is weird because I usually fall for a British accent in a heartbeat. But I will try not to bash him because he did well to advance the cause of LGBT people. (that is the context of this article, right?) Oh and thx Queerty for throwing in the Fallon video. I missed that along the line and I laughed out loud at that one.

  • TinoTurner

    I think he just reminded the average American how dumb we are.

  • Merv

    I’d love to see Christopher Hitchens alive and hosting this show. It might not work with him as interviewer because he’s usually the most interesting person in the room, but it would be worth a try.

  • Mezaien

    @TinoTurner: The average American, is not dumb just FUCKED UP.

  • robirob

    Piers did some shady stuff in the UK and that’s why I never trust this guy’s act. His spat with Madonna was just juvenile.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Heh-heh, he’s named after docks.

  • Stache1

    Not sure why this hatred. Never really watched him but looking at these interviews he does a fine job.

  • Stache1

    @BJ McFrisky: This is what happens when you have nothing to say but feel the need to add something anyways.

  • Tad

    I really liked Piers. I liked his style and his ability to push the envelope with people who tend to dodge the bullet. Unlike his predecessor, Piers tried to have an interesting interchange and establish a true POV for his guests. We didn’t have to agree with them, but we always knew where they stood on an issue. And bless Piers for being a liberal advocate for progressive causes. He is so right about gun control and history will show his views to be spot on.

  • manjoguy

    I am so glad that Piers Morgan is gone! (I just hope he stays gone – from any U.S. media).

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