Piers Morgan branded creepy over comments about co-host Laura Tobin's sexy' skintight trousers
Piers Morgan has been branded sexist and “creepy” by fellow Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid after he commented on weather presenter Laura Tobin’s skintight fake leather trousers.
The GMB host accused his colleague of "parading around in hot pants" and claimed: “You deliberately wore them to get people to notice.”
Tobin, 38, was quick to point out that her red trousers from Zara were “sustainable” fake leather, prompting Morgan to quip: “They're certainly sustaining me.”
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Morgan accused Tobin of not dressing appropriately for a weather presenter and said: "When a female presenter parades herself in skintight leather trousers to do the weather, you are going to get people going, ‘Wow’.”
Morgan later read out a tweet from a viewer which said: "Well out of order, the sexist comment on Laura Tobin's trousers. A woman should be able to wear what she likes without it being sexualised."
The 54-year-old presenter said: "If she is going to wear figure-hugging leather trousers I am going to notice.”
Morgan then accused: "You deliberately wore them to get people to notice, all of you wear clothes hoping they will get noticed. If I call you hot, why is that offensive?"
Reid, 49, replied: "Because people don't want to be objectified at work,” and accused her co-presenter’s comments of being “slightly creepy".
Reid added: "Complimenting each other is not the same as sexualising each other. You're saying 'hot' as an alternative to 'sexy'."
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Morgan exclaimed: "What's wrong with being sexy?"
Tobin tried to draw a line under the debate by saying: "Thank you for noticing and giving me some air time!"
Lots of reaction to my trousers today🤣
I'm not humiliated by @piersmorgan
They're just a pair of trousers! I thought I was being stylish!#NotLeather#NotAWeatherGirl https://t.co/wDGDbA0hpG
— Laura Tobin (@Lauratobin1) January 14, 2020
She had denied she was embarrassed by the exchange live on air, tweeting: “Lots of reaction to my trousers today. I'm not humiliated by @piersmorgan They're just a pair of trousers! I thought I was being stylish!”