Piers Morgan slams Kanye West for “humiliating” wife Kim Kardashian during his presidential campaign in Charleston over the weekend.
The 55-year-old television presenter has taken to his Daily Mail column to discuss Kanye’s abortion rant at his campaign rally on Sunday.
Piers slammed Kanye for “humiliating” his wife and “hurting” his daughter North with the shocking confession, as he said Kanye was having a “celebrity meltdown”.
He also stated that if anyone should be stopping ‘this mentally ill man from self-imploding in public’ it’s his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
Read his article below..
Kanye West needs help.
He’s not a presidential candidate – he’s a very sick man having a very nasty ‘episode’.
The rap star’s performance last night at his supposed ‘campaign rally’ in Charleston was one of the most shocking and disturbing celebrity meltdowns I’ve witnessed, and whilst it’s easy to laugh and mock him, I genuinely believe it’s now too serious to do that.
It wasn’t just his wild rambling delivery that was so unsettling.
We’ve seen this kind of thing many times from Kanye before and most of it smacks of attention-seeking narcissism.
What was so troubling about this one was what he was actually saying.
He warmed up with an appalling attack on famed slave abolitionist Harriet Tubman, saying she ‘never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves go work for other white people.’
This about a woman who repeatedly risked her life, with a massive bounty on her head, to free at least 300 slaves over a 10-year period.
Yet astonishingly, this wasn’t even the most offensive thing Kanye spewed out last night.
That came when he suddenly turned to the subject of abortion.
Kanye, wearing a bulletproof vest and with ‘2020’ shaved into his head, said his then girlfriend, now wife, Kim Kardashian, rang him in tears when he was working abroad eight years ago.
‘In the Bible it says thou shalt not kill,’ he said. ‘I remember that my girlfriend called me screaming and crying. And I’m just thinking – and at that time I was a rapper, I was out there, I had different girlfriends and everything. And I was like.. I don’t give a f***. So, my girlfriend called me, and I just thought to myself, ‘Please don’t tell me I gave Kim Kardashian AIDS.’
Some of the 200-strong crowd groaned, others actually cheered this horribly inappropriate remark.
(Can you even imagine the horror and outrage from those cheering if Donald Trump ever said something like that?)
He continued: ‘Then she said, ‘I’m pregnant.’ I said, ‘Yes!’ Then I said, ‘No.’ I gotta tell you what was in my mind. She was crying. She said she was pregnant, and for one month, and two months, and three months, we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand. When you take the pills, and if you take it, the baby’s gone.’
Kanye said he eventually got divine intervention to tell him what to do.
‘I was sitting up in Paris, and I had my leather pants on. I had my laptop up.. and the screen went black and white. And God said, ‘If you f*** with my vision, I’m going to f*** with yours.’ And I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby…we’re gonna have this child.’
He added: ‘Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn’t want to. She stood up and she protected that child.’
Kanye breaks down revealing how daughter North was almost aborted.
As the crowd cheered again, Kanye became even more emotional: ‘You know who else protected a child? Who do you think might have protected a child? My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy!
At that point, Kanye began to cry, and shriek in a voice so high-pitched it was impossible to work out what he was saying, until he suddenly became very clear:
‘I almost killed my daughter! I ALMOST KILLED MY DAUGHTER!’
‘We love you Kanye!’ some members of the crowd shouted back, suggesting there is no limit to their blind adoration of their hero.
I didn’t love Kanye in that moment.
In fact, I found the whole thing utterly horrifying and cringe-making.
What kind of husband and father starts screaming hysterically on live TV about nearly aborting one of their children?
The daughter he was talking about was the couple’s first born, North, who is now seven years old.
My own daughter is eight, very computer literate, and picks up everything and everything said about her.
North will now know that for months before she was born, her parents contemplated aborting her.
Whatever your view of abortion, that’s a very hurtful thing for any child to learn at that age, let alone one who will now have to see and hear the world gossiping about it because her mother and father are so famous.
And did Kanye give a moment’s thought to what his wife may think of this bombshell revelation becoming public knowledge in such a grotesque way?
Where is Kim in all this, anyway?
I know her own publicity-seeking shamelessness knows no bounds, and that she gets a kick – and enormous financial reward – out of the world talking about the most intimate details of her family, however ugly the reasons.
But what happened last night is beyond a joke. Her husband is beyond a joke.
He’s a mentally ill man with a lengthy history of bi-polar episodes who is currently self-imploding before the public’s eyes in a way that should horrify any wife.
It was obvious to anyone with half a brain cell that Kanye’s absurd announcement several weeks ago that he was running for president – one an ecstatic Kim greeted with an emoji of an American flag – was going to blow up like this.
Yet her only public pronouncements in recent days have been to post more semi-naked photos of herself on social media from her new underwear collection, to drive yet further vast wads of cash into the Kardashian bank vaults.
We’re told by TMZ that Kanye’s family is ‘shocked beyond words’ by his abortion rant and believe he is ‘desperate need of professional help.’
Yes, he is.
But he’s getting no help from anyone who claims to love him.
They’re all just sitting back and watching him humiliate himself on a massive stage.
What Kanye West needs is an intervention.
He doesn’t need his fans screaming ‘I LOVE YOU!’ He needs them screaming ‘GET HIM HELP!’
He doesn’t need his family anonymously briefing a tabloid website about how shocked they are.
He needs his family to step up, stop enabling this cr*p, and do something.
Most importantly Kanye West needs his wife to stop posting titillating pictures of herself to millions of strangers long enough to force him to get the help everyone can see he so urgently requires.
‘They’re going to try to tell you that I’m crazy!’ Kanye screamed last night. ‘The world’s crazy!
He’s right on both counts.
Kim Kardashian must do something that she has so far in her life shown zero desire or ability to do: take a family crisis back behind closed doors and save her husband from himself.