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.
Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/cqWiCRCFt3— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
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:
Piers Morgan comes out in strong opposition towards… (checks notes) parents caring for their children— Evilshai ✡ Frankensteinberger (@avishaiw) October 15, 2018
I agree with Piers Morgan. What kind of father carries his own baby? When handed his baby a real man will SWAT IT TO THE GROUND and then do 50 push-ups THE NON GIRLY KIND to show that baby what a REAL DAD IS— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) October 15, 2018
Making the most of an opportunity:
So wait, I get to post a cute picture of my son, fight toxic masculinity, AND drag Piers Morgan at the same time? Did I… did I win the lottery pic.twitter.com/tb0je0JGrf— BOOOOOrad Haunted-Houston (@herodotusjr) October 15, 2018
The mystery of Piers Morgan’s missing children:
That’s right Piers Morgan didn’t raise no wuss kids…you crawl or you get left behind pic.twitter.com/WKp1otU9OC— Angie McMahon (@angiemcmahon) October 15, 2018
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 Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny