Madonna banned from show for having grotesque arms

Piers Morgan, former outspoken America’s Got Talent judge and host of CNN’s Tonight with Piers Morgan, says he would never allow Madonna to come on his show as a guest because of her ugly arms. During an appearance on The View, when asked by hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar what he thought of Madonna’s appearance, he replied: “Grotesque. Why would any woman want to look like a caveman? I’m serious.” He went on to say she was “banned” from his show “mainly because of the arms,” adding “I don’t want arms like that on my show. Long sleeves, maybe she can come on.” Last year he says he banned Madonna because he considers her to be “too boring.” This is the second time in a week that Madonna has been criticized in public. Following her win at the Golden Globes, Elton John’s husband David Furnish was outraged that Madonna won for Best Song against Elton, calling her acceptance speech embarrassing and narcissistic, writing on his Facebook page: “Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!”

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  1. ME • January 18, 2012 @ 11:14 PM

    I’d still hit it.

  2. Chris • January 19, 2012 @ 1:26 AM

    I wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole. You need to get laid buddy. Your judgement is a little off.

  3. Just sayin' • January 19, 2012 @ 2:46 AM

    I’d like to see her kick Morgans ass – bet cha she could take him down presto!!..and – then beat Furnish’s record for going down by at least 6.9 seconds….

  4. Tributefan • January 19, 2012 @ 8:38 AM

    Good point “Just Sayin'” – Madonna is 53 and that’s some serious muscle!

  5. Cat • January 19, 2012 @ 8:47 AM

    Im 53 and workout and wish I had arms like that..I think she looks awesome…just sayin..

  6. Rose • January 19, 2012 @ 8:56 AM

    seriously, if piers morgan is gonna ban madonna because of her arms, then he definitely isn’t a newscaster…shouldn’t he be interviewing people based on substance not what they look like? and, i am sure if you asked madonna or anyone for that matter, why would they be on a show that is hosted by someone so shallow?
    get over it…more serious problems in the world then making a stupid satement about someones arms…next!

  7. Suzzanne • January 19, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

    Well Piers Morgan is an ass. Madonna is an amazing individual in all avenues of entertainment and business. If Piers wants more ratings then he should “suck it up buttercup” and invite her to grace his show.
    Madonna can then tell Piers that he is an ass. My thoughts

  8. Dee • January 19, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

    It’s amazing how people will be so critical of women who are a success in life, You go, Madonna!!

  9. Electricmommy • January 19, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    He is just jealous he doesn’t have arms like that! Arrogant @#$

  10. Age A • January 19, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    I was not into hard women at all…liked them with a little flesh that jiggled…not fat, just meaty…that is until I met a tiny, tight woman with a hard, firm body and a better mind and brain…then I realized that it should not be so much the package but whats inside…Madonna could be purple with leaves for hair and that should not be the point of her exsistence…it is what she does for herself and others…and she has done more than most…Morgan should look in the mirror…he is not interviewing for looks…but susbstance…and Madonna has a lot to share…

  11. Debbie • January 19, 2012 @ 10:09 AM

    I think that she looks great and who is her to judge. Get a life Morgan.

  12. Jose Sanchez • January 19, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

    He’s just jealous cuz he’s not a pretty 53 yo girl

  13. LLJ • January 19, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    She DOES NOT look good…that’s NOT muscular – that’s skeletal. She needs to eat a sandwich – or 20!!

  14. Gario • January 19, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

    Morgan just loves negative attention. There must have been something seriously missing in his life.
    Maybe he is bitter that she declined to be on his show and he tells us something else…banned her due to such a trivial thing such as what he dislikes about her arms? HA!! Go Morgan, you just wanna be the most hated character of all talk shows or what?

  15. Mary • January 19, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    Madonna has had soooo much work done on her face she doesn’t even look like herself at all. As for her arms….I think she has stopped working out as much and as hard and her arms are going to flab now, they look really weird, not tight and hard, just weird. I loved her dress and her hair and thought she looked very nice…with her new face too.

  16. Todd • January 19, 2012 @ 11:29 AM

    Hey, I think Morgan is portraying all this negative hype towards Madonna, as a selling feature… which will eventually see Madonna as a guest on his show…putting ratings through the roof. He’s taking a page out of Madonna’s book.. Morgan maybe a pompass ass, but he’s a smart business man… and letting all his viewers play into his hand. If I was him, I’d play that card.

  17. GLEN • January 19, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

    I’d be very worried about hep-a-b-c or worse….

  18. JustaGirl • January 19, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

    Todd that’s a REALLY good point…I never would have even thought about that! It really is genius…wow

  19. jjjones • January 19, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

    Morgan’s comment was in poor taste as was David Furnish’s. By questioning Madonna’s win shows how little respect he and Elton have in the Foreign Press who actually do the voting. A gracious person would congratulate the winner in public and fume about it inside the home.

    I don’t have an opinion on whose song is better, but I do know that I disliked Madonna’s acceptance speech. It was a speech that should have been made if her movie had won something, not the song. I couldn’t wait for her to get off the stage. I’m not a hater, I just didn’t think her speech was appropriate for the win.

  20. Ashleigh Nichole • January 19, 2012 @ 12:21 PM

    Piers Morgan is rude. He shouldn’t ban people from his show for their appearance…

  21. cfast • January 19, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

    Piers Morgan took over Larry King’s show, and Larry King was always neutral and non critical. He brought people on because there was a story there, he never refused anyone because of how they looked! Piers Morgan should put his pessimism and judgements aside and just do his job! There are people who would watch a Madonna interview!

  22. Lucky • January 19, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

    ROSE is absolutely correct… as a “news” correspondant then he should interview people based on their careers/lives/opinions and achievements. Where does he get off declining her based on appearance? That is as close to a racist minus the African American subject! I admire Madonna’s ability to maintain her body and I respect her work. I cannot comment on her speech either because I didn’t see/hear it, but, based on her past contraversities, there isn’t much that would suprise me.

  23. me • January 19, 2012 @ 12:47 PM

    It’s his show…he should can bring on whoever he wants

  24. jim • January 19, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

    they are crazy she looks good

  25. K • January 19, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

    Just a sad attempt to get his name in media. Insult Madonna, and people might be curious to watch his show. Just sad.

  26. Amber • January 19, 2012 @ 1:01 PM

    He obviously can’t handle a strong woman. I can only I am that fit, healthy and strong at her age. She looks fantastic!

  27. Amber • January 19, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

    HOPE! I can only hope that I am that fit…

  28. a • January 19, 2012 @ 1:21 PM

    have to agree with Piers Morgan. The woman is really neutral for me but her arms looked gr0tesque at the Golden Globes. It was flat and muscular at the same time but her muscles were on the side of her arms as if a street roller went through it! BRRRRRR!

  29. That's nuts • January 19, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

    Madonna is a fantastic, creative, intelligent woman. Her boring answers are a result of the boring and repetitive questions…Ask something intelligent – you may even get enthusiasm. Bad arms? Ridiculous Piers.

  30. christine • January 19, 2012 @ 1:42 PM

    Well at least Madonna is not listening in on people’s cell converstations and saying I didn’t know as Mr. Morgan. Elton’s stuff it sounds like Sour Grapes. He didn’t win better song or not.
    Madonna has ugly arms so what who cares since when do arms matter?? The men are jealous.

  31. lizzyG • January 19, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    Sorry but I agree with Piers, Madonna is a slut and her comment on the Golden Globe awards must have really impressed her daughter! She’s an old broad trying like crazy to look young………..I’m just sayin’ Madonna, it’s not working, you’re trying too hard!

  32. Hope • January 19, 2012 @ 2:20 PM

    These comments of Piers is characteristic of a bully.Hasn’t he spoken against bullying on his show? Is her look every guys type? No probibly not and thats ok.When a man does not like a woman the go to insult is always how her looks are not up to their ideal feminine standard. These kind of things belong to mancave convo “would you or wouldn’t you” not for a reason not to interview. I always watch Piers and it gives me pause.

  33. Bunnie • January 19, 2012 @ 2:39 PM

    I think Piers Morgan just doesn’t like Madonna…period. So he’s using this as an excuse to not have her on the show, as ridiculous as his reason (and he) is. He’s probably worried she would make him look like an idiot on his show. As far as Furnish is concerned, he’s upset that his husband lost. I think he would have said that about anyone who would have won. He’s a jerk anyway. He wouldn’t have made it this far if he had not been involved with Sir Elton.

  34. Weelassi • January 19, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

    Piers must be jealous of Madonnas’ muscle tone….and as for Elton and hubby I guess she marketed her shit better than you marketed your shit. She is a Genius you know.

  35. Todd • January 19, 2012 @ 3:07 PM

    Thanks “Just a Girl”. 🙂

  36. Lanny • January 19, 2012 @ 3:10 PM

    I’ve watched his shows a couple of times. He is one of the worst interviewers I have ever seen! He tells a lot of bankers jokes — only the teller laughs.

  37. Carol • January 19, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

    I agree, that is not muscle, more like skeletal or sinew
    I also do think that her speech was self-serving and narcissistic. She never once in the speech (that I could hear anyway) mentioned the name of her movie – it was always “my movie” she must have said that a dozen times, along with “my record” – certainly a lot of me, me, me and I would say at this point in her career she doesn’t have to self-promote.

  38. Cheryl • January 19, 2012 @ 3:36 PM

    I’m no fan of Madonna’s her Globe speech WAS self-serving and very narcissistic, but I certainly can’t say that she doesn’t have a spectacular body. She looks freaking fantastic! Now if Piers Morgan said he didn’t want to have her on because she is an egotistical jerk, I think he might have a point; but to say that she is boring and has ugly arms is A.) Stupid B.)Untrue. If Piers Morgan did stop having egotistical jerks on his show, he would be left with very few guests.

  39. CC • January 19, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    I think she is absolutely beautiful, a fantastic singer and fabulous performer. People are just jealous that she still has it! Have you seen Elton and hubby? PULEEZ they only wish they could look half as good as Madonna. I’m straight and I’d DO her!

  40. BS • January 19, 2012 @ 4:22 PM

    I agree with you Carol. She did say “my” a lot. What about the rest of the people who had a hand in it?

  41. Colleen • January 19, 2012 @ 4:51 PM

    Oddly enough, Piers Morgan is banned from my show for being a misogynistic jerk.

  42. Leona • January 19, 2012 @ 4:59 PM

    Wait a second…isn’t Dancing with the Stars where all the has-been actors, athletes, and one-hit wonders go to die / revive their careers? Sooooo all of this is just a ploy for that idiot Piers to drum up business, controversy, yada yada, and hope, beyond hope, that Madonna give a s*** about his stupid show. A gigantic star like her would NEVER and SHOULD NEVER lower herself to be on that idiotic show. He doesn’t have a chance in hell. Her arms? I don’t like them either, but who cares? She looks amazing for her age, and she still pulls in awards. Elton and your sucky hubby can take a chill pill. Sometimes you win…sometimes you lose…

  43. josh • January 19, 2012 @ 5:03 PM

    piers morgan is an idiot and should get over himself one of madonnas arms could mess up that face of his if she wanted to

  44. ugh • January 19, 2012 @ 5:37 PM

    He’s probably just jealous that she’s more man than him; to say she’s not invited because of her arms is dumb. I can’t wait for the come-backs to begin.
    I personally think Madonna’s hey-day has come and gone and she should probably retire her singing and dancing career and spend time doing more meaningful things with her life instead of flaunting her gargoyle face and still trying to keep up her outrageous image of the iconic diva.

  45. Brian Koven • January 19, 2012 @ 6:46 PM

    I always liked Piers Morgan, and I thought that others’ intolerance of his comments was unjustified. I would have thought that Piers would have been more tolerant, considering what he has experienced from others aimed at him. We have much more serious armed issues in the world than arm issues. Intolerance of that which does not harm others is, I believe, the worst obstacle to man’s grander nature. Madonna is no more or no less unique than Piers. She is harming no one with her arms, no matter how alARMing it might appear from others’ intolerant perpectives.

  46. Fraydeecat • January 19, 2012 @ 6:54 PM

    Just shows how UNclassy Piers is. He thinks all women should have arms like a little girl as he does. Years ago someone named Kim Carter (I think) wss running for Prime Minister of Canada and was top lead in the polls until she said some snide remark about Jean Cretien talking out of the side of the mouth (he had Bell’s Palsy). Not only did she immediately fall to the bottom of the polls but was nearly drummed right out of politics. People never learn that they’ll NEVER win favour by attacking the physical downfalls or flaws of others.

  47. Caveman Paul • January 19, 2012 @ 7:29 PM

    Whew! Do I hear sore losers or what. Madonna is an American treasure (I’m Canadian) and one to admire not criticize. Shame on you Piers, you should know better. Elton/Dave comments would be expected as they live in a life of there own.

  48. Jean Freeman • January 19, 2012 @ 8:16 PM

    Madonna’s arms freak me out. Even short sleeves on a dress would have looked better. Time to retire, old girl, you’re showing your age.

  49. Tracey Walsh • January 19, 2012 @ 8:50 PM

    Madonna is an icon! Anyone who knows anything about her would agree. Just shows that bullying can come in many forms. That’s shameful! Luv Madonna xoxo

  50. Sue • January 19, 2012 @ 8:51 PM

    Please…as if Pierce is in any position to critique another person’s appearance…has he looked in the mirror? He is no special looking prize! Madonna ruled long before anyone knew who Pierce was and she will rule long after him too! Madonna continues to rock and probably has more smarts in her pinky finger compared to MR. MORGAN, overall. How dare he be so ignorant with his opinion. He needs to learn that ‘if you have nothing nice to say, keep your mouth shut…please!

  51. Me • January 19, 2012 @ 8:58 PM

    How is this news? The world is falling apart and being co-opted by a bunch of money hungry, earth destroying, war mongering maniacs and you are talking about this crap? Why don’t you try looking at the real world and raise your conciousness. Disgusting.

  52. libby • January 19, 2012 @ 9:37 PM

    Piers is a knob, and Madonna only had one good song,”Vogue”!! The rest were shit. But back to Piers, who said Madonna would even go on his show, and who really cares anyway! I think Madonna should now write a song about Piers’ pecker and how grotesque IT is!!!! lmao

  53. Pierre Lachance • January 19, 2012 @ 10:11 PM

    Piers Morgan is an idiot!it is he who should be off the show!

  54. LuvMyVamps! • January 19, 2012 @ 10:38 PM

    Piers Morgan? ”You need your head examined!…You Ignorant asshole!

  55. Lise • January 19, 2012 @ 10:39 PM

    Really Pierce .get a life ..Your a ass ,ooops can/t say that cause a ass is usefull ..go take care of of the problem you got about spying on phones & all ,& you won’t have time to worry about Madonna’s arm.My she looks good & doing good ,keep it up Madonna ..xx

  56. Fraydeecat • January 20, 2012 @ 1:52 AM

    I’m sure her arms are very strong and toned from working out and keeping herself in shape but in this picture it looks to me as if someone airbrushed her arms with darker lines in the photo, enhancing her arms to make them look more tensed and gross.

  57. Susan • January 20, 2012 @ 4:52 AM

    I wanted to see what happened to Madonna’s arms, I thought that she had done something to them to make them look ugly but when I clicked onto her page I didn’t see anything ugly. What I saw was a beautiful 53 year old mature woman in extremely good shape!! I was in a bit of a shock and I was at a loss of words wondering what this world is coming to. We are now judging a successful woman on being too fit at the age of 53!! Unreal. We can’t be too fat, we can’t be too thin, we can’t be to muscular, we can’t be too ugly, we should just be beautiful and stay young, we can’t age. It is all so sad 🙁 Madonna you rock!!

  58. gbh999 • January 20, 2012 @ 5:53 AM

    Ugly arms? This gap-toothed bitch is just a plain down-right hideous looking, shameless, skank. Oh, just a minute, I have to jump on a private jet, and go to Mali, where I can have the pick of the litter, for my adopted children. It just boggles the mind what these delusional rich-bitch entertainment stars, think that they are entitled to. The real sad part about it, is that she got away with it. Money talks real big, to the supreme court of a dirt poor African country. Madonna, or Madge as the English are calling her, can’t run away from the fact, that she is a complete A-hole!!

  59. George • January 20, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

    Very well said Susan! I can’t believe we’re hating on her for being fit at 53

  60. Fantomex • January 20, 2012 @ 10:39 AM

    @Me: Why are you at this site (which is the equivalent of looking through the entertainment section of a newspaper and getting angry)? If you don’t like the news here, DON’T BE HERE-it’s as simple as that.

  61. Kay • January 20, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

    I disagree that she’s had tons of work done on her face. I think she’s aging just like everyone. If she was having all that work done why would she not fix her front teeth? I’ve seen some pics that her arms look awful and some that are not bad. Lighting? angles? Anyways I think she’s had an amazing career, reinventing herself endlessly as needed to stay on top!

  62. ryan • January 20, 2012 @ 3:44 PM

    Piers who…..?? Madonna is Forever Piers is 15 minutes

  63. joe • January 21, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

    Anyone who says she doesnt look amazing (lean,muscular) is more than likely overweight,out of shape and jealous. It takes a TON of work and years of dedication in the gym and in the kitchen to be that fit…you only wish you looked so good.

  64. karen morgan • January 22, 2012 @ 4:27 AM

    if i had arms like that i’d punch your light out for the caveman or arms comment. 1st i’m not sold on madonna but those arms are sculpted…theres no queen wave waggle….i sure hope that all your arms look that good at her age. take a look at your now…i’m sure you can wave really well with your waggle. judge not what you wish you had. thanx karen morgan

  65. Angela • January 22, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

    Sculpted Madonna style…different.

  66. Jennifer • January 22, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

    Madonna you’re a beautiful, strong woman, who has inspired a multitude of others. You rock !! Morgan is a snooty twirp.

  67. L • January 22, 2012 @ 6:08 PM

    From reading all this comments there ae alot of Pier haters and that includes me!
    He is terrible on tv he constantly interrupts when his guest are speaking,
    learn some manners!
    Anyway what a stupid thing to say about arms, get a life Piers and let’s vote for Madonna to replace that ugly british jerk!!!! Madonna rcoks!!!!

  68. Jan • January 23, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    oh come on. That guy is so full of himself and so full in up to his armpits with the phone tapping scandal when he was the editor of the UK publication that went out of business. Who believes the things he says. When they ask him about the phone tapping and was he aware of it being done, his eye contact goes away and he cannot look at people. He is knowledgeable about the tapping, most likely, and I hope they take him down and put him in a cell with Madonna. She will whip him good!!! He may like it then. “Express Yourself” Madonna!

  69. robin • February 3, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

    Elton has written some good songs over the years and so has Madonna….it all boils down to taste…Lets Face it!! Elton has sold out on a much heavier level than Madonna with his whole Lion King bullshit..

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