- The Washington Times - Monday, January 23, 2017

Political commentator Piers Morgan used his column Monday morning to slam “feminazis” like Madonna and the thousands of women who marched in the streets to protest Donald Trump’s election.

Mr. Morgan, who predicted early that Mr. Trump would win the presidency, said Madonna “lifted the lid” on the ugly side of feminism with her inflammatory comments at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Madonna, who told the crowd that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” has defended her expletive-laden speech and claimed it was taken “wildly out of context.”

Mr. Morgan, the U.S. editor-at-large for Mail Online, called the 58-year-old singer’s remark a “bomb threat” that she will probably get away with.

“In one short, disgraceful sentence, Madonna wrecked the Women’s March because she lifted the lid on the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side,” the former CNN host wrote.

“This, the March organizers constantly reminded us, was a PEACEFUL protest to prove that women don’t need VIOLENCE to make their point,” he continued. “Then came Madonna, once the fresh, exciting Material Girl, now the bitter, cynical, ageing Vinegar Girl who can always be relied upon to sour anything she touches.

“I support all women’s rights and have proven this point many times as an employer and promoter of women in the workplace. But I can’t abide the feminazis, the radical, extreme feminists like Madonna. Nor can I abide the likes of Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski when they hijack feminism to justify posting stupid, offensive bird-flipping topless selfies,” he said. “Real feminism is not about murdering men you don’t like or stripping off to make money and pretending it’s about liberating women.”

Mr. Morgan also criticized actress Ashley Judd, who at the march recited a poem by 19-year-old Nina Donovan, titled “I am a Nasty Woman,” which accuses Mr. Trump of lusting after his own daughter Ivanka.

Trump may deserve such ridicule for his inappropriate remarks about women,” Mr. Morgan wrote. “But where’s the feminism in mocking a hard-working, talented young mother-of-three in this way, just because [her] father became President.

“No, this March wasn’t about women’s rights. At its core, it was about Trump-hating and resentment that he won and Hillary lost,” he continued. “This March turned from a defense of Women’s Rights into a celebration of Women’s Wrongs — a procession of high profile female celebrities just spewing bile.

“This was nasty women being nasty, whipped into a man-hating frenzy by some very nasty women on a stage. Love was Trumped by hate and bomb threats. Ladies, I love you. But if you let the nasty women win, you lose,” he concluded.

Members of Mr. Trump’s team have spoken out against Madonna’s remarks, including White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

“This is destructive,” Mrs. Conway said on ABC. “I read in an article or two that the Secret Service may be investigating that.”

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