Piers Morgan, 54, took to Twitter to speak out after Amanda Abbington, 45, criticised his remark about Fireman Sam being banned as a mascot by a fire station due to gender inclusivity issues. The Good Morning Britain presenter mocked the decision about the cartoon by sharing a picture of Dora the Explorer with his 6.8 million followers, while sarcastically claiming the character is “sexist”. “Dora the Explorer is sexist & discourages men from becoming explorers,” he wrote. Amanda was unimpressed with the retort and branded Piers’ tweet “pathetic” in view of her 248,000 followers.
The ‘woe is me’ feminist card is getting so tedious. Grow a pair.
She replied: “Utterly futile and predictably boring tweet from someone who’ll never understand that’s it’s actually quite difficult and tedious living in a man’s world where women have to pretty much fight for everything. Pathetic.”
After spotting the Sherlock star’s response, Piers accused Amanda of playing “the ‘woe is me’ feminist card".
He fumed: “The ‘woe is me’ feminist card is getting so tedious. Grow a pair.”
Things then continued to escalate between the pair when Amanda hit back: “Of what? Two soft nuts in a paper thin skin-bag that if you graze even slightly, you all fall down and weep openly at the pain?
“No thanks. Your balls suck. Nothing ‘woe is me’ about it mate.
“You’re the one moaning about Dora the f***ing Explorer.”
Piers Morgan hits back at Amanda Abbington in Fireman Sam row (Image: ITV • GETTY)