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Piers Morgan Called Daniel Craig ‘Emasculated’ For Holding His Own Baby

British TV personality Piers Morgan mocked actor Daniel Craig for carrying his infant child in a baby carrier against his chest on Monday on Twitter.

And we know, we know, you don’t come to the Forward’s pop culture page for this dreck! You come for serious pieces about jobs held by Jews in the Pale of Settlement at the turn of the century, but we can’t resist a story that presents an opportunity to talk about everything we love: bad men, good men, babies, the word “papoose,” and excellent tweets. Craig recently had a baby with Torah-matriarch-incarnate Rachel Weisz, and was photographed holding their tiny offspring in Manhattan’s East Village.

Morgan took umbrage to this image, one imagines, because he is a deeply self-loathing person whose thirst for attention would rival that of a first child at her new sibling’s bris.

Now, before we get into Morgan’s cry for attention at any cost, let’s enjoy this picture: Craig looks shell-shocked, covered in scruff, and like he’s wearing many, many layers of athletic gear. He and his baby are both wearing hats, though sadly only Craig is squinting through a sexy pair of glasses, as if the photographer is a warm bed in a quiet room. It’s nice to see men suffering through parenting sometimes! As the Sun noted — “The tired action star looks like a Spectre of his former self.” (Game recognizes game, pop-culture friends.)

The denizens of midday Twitter were quick to rush to the defense of a) Daniel Craig b) fatherhood and c) enemies of Piers Morgan. Here are some of their best gems:

Swatting babies:

Making the most of an opportunity:

The mystery of Piers Morgan’s missing children:

Wealthy man mocks wealthy man for being normal human and (largely-Jewish) internet responds comically! Another beautiful day on this rapidly heating blue marble. We hope Rachel Weisz is fast asleep somewhere.

Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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