Piers Morgan Decides That The Best Time To Ask Mariah Carey About The Las Vegas Shooting Is When She’s Laying On A Couch In Front Of a Christmas Tree
“Good Morning Britain’s” Piers Morgan put Mariah Carey in an awkward situation Monday morning on live TV, asking her about the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas as the news was unfolding and the pop star clearly had no idea about the extent of the violence. Viewers quickly took to social media to bash the uncomfortable interview, in which Carey appeared to learn about the shooting while she was sprawled out on a sofa, in a gown, set to discuss an upcoming tour with “GMB” hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
The theme of the interview changed as news broke of a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Morgan didn’t seem to know the details yet and told Carey about a “massive gun attack,” noting that the singer wasn’t aware before coming on air and asking for her thoughts. Morgan then asked Carey what her reaction is to concertgoers being targeted, noting that the pop star recently wrapped up a residency in Las Vegas. “It’s terrible because people are just going out to listen to music and that’s what they want to do,” Carey said from her Beverly Hills home. “They’re out for the night and then something like this happens, nobody could have expected it. It’s just wrong. I don’t really know what to say.” (Too Fab)
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Piers Morgan is an asshole. I know it, you know, the world knows it. I don't really even consider him a journalist. He's just a guy who enjoys giving people his opinion and asking celebrities uncomfortable questions. So, I'm not surprised that he would bombard Mariah Carey on live TV with questions about a national tragedy that she clearly knew nothing about. I'm not even sure that Mariah knows about anything that has happened in this country over the past decade. She's kind of been living in her own Mariah world. But even if she came up with the most profound comment about gun violence in America, she'd still look like an asshole because she's saying it while lying on a couch in front of a Christmas tree.