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Piers Morgan Faces Backlash Over Naomi Osaka Tweet

Credit: @piersmorgan/@naomiosaka/Instagram

Piers Morgan, who has recently dubbed Olympian Gwen Berry an ‘attention-seeking brat,’ is now facing backlash over a tweet he’s made about Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka. 

The TV presenter, who quit Good Morning Britain earlier this year over controversial comments he had made about Meghan Markle, wasn’t supportive of the 23-year-old as she went to light the Olympic Cauldron for the Tokyo games.

On Twitter, he penned: “So glad she found the strength.. she must be exhausted after all those magazine covers!”

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Many of the 56-year-old’s followers slammed Morgan for the tweet, as Osaka has previously been open about suffering from mental health issues.

One person responded to the comment: “Shocking that @Twitter is allowing these sort of tweets! Especially with mental health being so rife so many people (including celebs) taking their own life, please remove this ‘human’ from Twitter.”

Another added: “Piers the poor woman has mental health issues. If you have a go at her you’re having a go at all people with mental health. Just cos she’s a celebrity sportsperson doesn’t make her anymore less to suffer. Many top celebs suffer. Think about it mate.”

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Naomi Osaka
Piers Morgan is facing backlash over a tweet he has made about Naomi Osaka. Credit: @naomiosaka/Instagram

Despite being slammed over his words, Morgan posted another tweet mocking the Olympian.

He said: “I hope the world’s media will respect Naomi’s desire for privacy and not publish or broadcast these photos.”

But this isn’t the first time that the outspoken journalist has shared his thoughts about the tennis player.

In his column for the Daily Mail, he referenced Osaka’s comments about the press being damaging to mental health.

He wrote: “One thing’s very clear: this has got nothing to do with mental health.

“What Osaka really means is that she doesn’t want to face the media if she hasn’t played well, because the beastly journalists might actually dare to criticize her performance, and she’s not going to ‘subject’ herself to ‘people that doubt me’.”

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