Trainspotting star, Ewan McGregor, has cancelled his interview on Good Morning Britain in protest of co-host Piers Morgan’s Women’s March comments.
The 45-year-old Scottish actor was scheduled to appear on the show to promote his upcoming Trainspotting sequel, T2, but pulled out 20 minutes prior to the interview.
Ewan took to Twitter soon after to publicly explain why he cancelled: “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realise @piersmorgan was host. Won’t go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.”
Piers, who writes a regular column for The Daily Mail, sparked controversy after recently stating that the Women’s March brought out “the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side.”
When the Good Morning Britain co-host was told that the actor wouldn’t be joining them, he announced live on air: “Ewan McGregor, who was supposed to be our big guest, just tweeted this.”
He continued: “Because I didn’t think the march was a fantastic thing, because I didn’t agree with the politics of it, Ewan McGregor, who is an actor, who was here to talk about a movie, has decided he can’t come and talk about his movie, which I think is a shame.
“And kind of plays into my view maybe actors should stick to talking about films and not get whipped up about politics that is not their game. I’m all up for having a debate, but don’t just not turn up. It’s unprofessional.”
In response to Ewan’s Tweet, Piers later retaliated on Twitter saying that the actor “should be big enough to allow people different political opinions.”
“You’re just an actor after all,” he sniped.
Sorry to hear that @mcgregor_ewan - you should be big enough to allow people different political opinions. You're just an actor after all.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 24, 2017
But he didn’t stop there.
Despite radio silence from Ewan, Piers then penned an online piece for The Daily Mail calling Ewan a “paedophile-loving hypocrite,” referring to the actor’s professional relationship with director Roman Polanski, who fled America after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl.
Fans of Ewan defended the star on Twitter, including breakfast radio host Edith Bowman.
While Piers' Twitter page is flooded with criticism of the actor, Ewan has remained silent since his initial Tweet.