Piers Morgan bashes Madonna’s Super Bowl act

Piers Morgan has never shied away from telling people how he really feels about Madonna, right down to her “grotesque” arms. So it comes as no surprise that when the topic of her Super Bowl halftime performance came up on his show last night, he had some not-so-kind words to say about the singer. “I know you’re a huge fan,” he told his guest Chelsea Handler. “That Super Bowl performance, it was like watching your mad drunken aunt at Christmas. Is it just me? I keep reading all these celebrities tweeting, saying, ‘Wasn’t she awesome?’ No, she wasn’t. She was gruesome.” Not only was she gruesome, but he also criticized her for appearing to lip sync through the entire performance. “I don’t like the woman and she doesn’t like me, but at least I’ve found I have got one common ground with Madonna,” said Morgan. “Neither of us have sung live at the Super Bowl.”

Madonna hasn’t yet responded to Morgan’s harsh words but she’s probably got more important things to worry about, like prepping for her upcoming world tour this spring with expected stops through Europe, the Middle East, Australia, South America, and finally North America in the fall.

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  1. Bro • February 7, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

    FINALLY someone is calling her out on it. She didn’t sing a word of that performance.

  2. Nate • February 7, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

    The half time show was liking watching an 85 year old stripper perform. You applaud the effort but it was more embarrassing than anything else. Madonna has to start acting her age soon before she breaks a hip, and then watch the jokes pile up. She should remember she’s 53, not 23.

  3. joe • February 7, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

    the show was great regardless of what age she is or acts and I assure you having some limited experience in the area that you have never “EVER” witnessed a performance where there is as much dancing or stage use that was performed with live vocals…just try and hold a note and jump off the foot of your bed and see what it sounds like…it’s not possible so no need for criticism. To Piers…here’s another thing you have in common….she uses a douche and you are one. Fact is she’s a billionaire because of who she is and what she does but we all say she’s wrong….hmmm let’s just go have a looksee at our bank accounts

  4. Mauro • February 7, 2012 @ 12:48 PM

    Piers is such a hopeless loser ! What the hell does he do for a living, sits around on his behind asking questions of more famous people who actually have talent of some kind.

  5. Christine • February 7, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

    Well Piers she can sing and has sung which you have not. She is probably in much better shape that you. Hence the arm envy. Seems more like Sour Grapes again from Piers which makes him look just Mean. What is he taking a page from Simon. I know she wouldn’t even consider taking him to bed. Maybe that’s his problem.

  6. Nobody Important • February 7, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

    I don’t even like Madonna, and I thought she did a damn good job at the halftime show. I think she looked great (especially for her age); besides, this double standard between men and women is getting old (pardon my pun).

    As far as Piers Morgan goes. I think he should spend less time being a pretentious drama queen, and more time focusing on his talk show. It sucks a$s in comparison to Larry King’s show.

  7. Alex • February 7, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

    I think Piers has no objectivity here. It is clear he doesn’t like the lady so his opinion of her performance is less than credible. Very few acts sing live anymore especially when incorporating a lot of dancing. It doesn’t bother me.

  8. Nobody Important • February 7, 2012 @ 5:44 PM

    Objectivity? Hah,that’s a novel thought. Larry King was able to interview Iran’s President Ahmadinejad with a reserved composure (Larry’s Jewish, and this Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the face of the map – Genocide).

    Piers, on the other hand, spends his time complaining about Madonna’s grotesque arms”.

  9. Austin • February 7, 2012 @ 7:57 PM

    “Very few acts sing live anymore…”

    Hahaha, hilarious Alex.

  10. Kaylus • February 7, 2012 @ 8:55 PM

    Yes, meat-man Morgan — there is a reason they superimposed your head on a body double in your Burger King cologne advert. Hint: Not because you are a sexy behemoth. If you think she has too little fat on her arms please donate one of your 4 chins.

  11. Olive • February 7, 2012 @ 10:39 PM

    I liked Madonnas perfromance. I thought is what good (minus M.I.As finger malfunction and the lip syncing.) As for Piers, well I wonder why Larry King would pick YOU. Your just an obnoxious britt who puts everyone down. No wonder they fired you from AGT. Now I might just watch that this summer 😉

  12. Alex • February 8, 2012 @ 7:56 AM

    Austin, I said “when incorporating a lot of dancing”….

  13. Bug • February 8, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

    Why does anyone care about this guy? Who is he anyway? Someone important? No……..move on.

  14. Joe • February 8, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

    I happen to agree with Piers Morgan. I dunno why ur all hating on him so much. Her performance wasn’t that great…she’s a singer that didn’t sing and I did feel kind of weird watcihng someone that was old enough to be my grandma ride the shoulders of the LMFAO guys. She’s trying way too hard

  15. TheTruth • February 8, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

    Madonna’s a Billionaire? LOL. She milks the system, and pwns her loyal fans to get rich with her new tour now that she’s running low on cash for her extravagant life style… Yes let’s all bow down to her, and praise what a miracle she is. I F’ing hate hydranges.

  16. Paulie • February 8, 2012 @ 1:25 PM

    Piers Morgan is a sexist, ageist pig. He even got into an argument with Sharon and Kelly Osbourne on Twitter because they dared to praise Madonna’s Super Bowl performance. Anyway, it’s only a matter of time before his low-rated CNN show is canceled and he’ll go back to the UK. Or maybe he’s no longer welcome there after being involved in the phone hacking scandal.

  17. Sammy • February 8, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

    I’m a madonna fan and I was dissapointed by her performance. The production and stage was great but there were obvious mistakes Im sure the perfectionist Madonna can’t be happy about also. She almost spilled once, a number of dancers were lost on stage, with a costume change there was this chunk of hair coming out of her chest..lol it was so distracting.
    Pier is commenting basicly on just hating her but in reality the madonna i know wouldn’t have been happy with the performance also, In her defense she does get a lot of time to rehearse, do sound checks.. the production was just way too big, maybe next time think of less is more.

  18. Lloyd • February 8, 2012 @ 1:54 PM

    The performance wasn’t great, but I thought it was a lot better than the Black Eyed Peas from last year. That was terrible. Some of the people on here are right-Madonna needs to start acting her age, and that’s not being ageist or whatever you can say against that. No one is telling her to stop performing because she’s old. She needs to stop trying to be a 20 year old pop star with how she dresses and performs though. She’s desperately trying to hold on to the success that she had in her earlier years without trying to adapt. Annnnd I thought that last line from Piers was pretty funny!

  19. Nobody Important • February 8, 2012 @ 2:52 PM

    TheTruth on February 8, 2012 12:56 PM
    Madonnas a Billionaire? LOL. She milks the system, and pwns her loyal fans to get rich with her new tour now that shes running low on cash for her extravagant life style Yes lets all bow down to her, and praise what a miracle she is. I Fing hate hydranges.

    You do realize, of coarse, that if you didnt say anything people wouldnt know youre stupid.
    Joe on February 8, 2012 12:25 PM
    I happen to agree with Piers Morgan. I dunno why ur all hating on him so much. Her performance wasnt that greatshes a singer that didnt sing and I did feel kind of weird watcihng someone that was old enough to be my grandma ride the shoulders of the LMFAO guys. Shes trying way too hard

    Just remember, that you’re going to get old someday too, and when that day comes you’ll realize that the world didn’t stop, that you’re still capable of doing stuff, still interested in sex, and still capable of innovative ideas.

    The problem, I think, people are having is that they’re trying to apply a double standard to women – it’s okay for men, but it’s not okay for women. Piers can act like a prima donna (a diva), but it’s not alright for Madonna.

  20. sasha • February 8, 2012 @ 4:32 PM

    Why is everyone bashing Madonna. She looks amazing, esecially for 50 years old. Shes hotter then most people i know in their 30’s, and im better shape. If her performance wasnt live who cares!? Most performances arent, you would be surprised. Theres such a double standard here. People are bashing Madonna for being a strong beautiful older women performing, but not McJaggar? Like come on, get a life.

  21. C-Dub • February 8, 2012 @ 7:13 PM

    Well it is tough to dance AND sing and sound good while doing it. Lip Sinc has been around forever. It’s just the way it is. He can bash it all he likes BUT she is an icon and we all got to see a live performance on our big screen tv’s for free.
    BUT on the flip side ha ha ha his comments are funny.

  22. Germain • February 8, 2012 @ 7:15 PM

    Madonna is a slut, she published a damn book about it just to make money

  23. Patrick • February 9, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    He’s so right! I like Madonna a lot but as a fan I hoping that she would be great! Was she? No cause after the spectacular entrance the whole production seemed to fade and from beginning to end there was nothing which haven’t been done before!

    Vogue entrance = Kylie Minogues I believe in you from her last tour meeting Liz Taylors entrance in Cleopatra

    Her cheer leader sequence was already done in the 70’s by the Ritchie Family and every weekend on every football and basketball field in America

    The brassband: well it’s just a brassband and Diana Ross already had that one on record (Crazy little thing called love)

    Like a prayer was classic Madonna and was the only moment she really live up to the status of the great Madonna!

    The ending was great where she disappears in the ground but wait a minute…. was’t it Michael Jackson who appeared on the super bowl like this???

    Because of the spectacular entrance I was expecting more… after all SHE IS MADONNA!

    I knew that she wasn’t gonna sing live (she never does so why should she for the super bowl???)

    The staging was just fabulous! Thanks to the persoon who created it!

    Her dancing looked very unsecure? Singing live while you dance is hard so I forgive her the lip synch but on top of that not dancing and looking insecure is something else!

    I still like her music though and her perfances but when I’m really honest with myself I have to ask me one question which is?????

    Take away all the extra’s, singers and dancers and Cirque Du Soleil artists…. only Madonna…. Would she stil be great????

  24. TheTruth • February 9, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

    Nobody Important of COURSE I’m stupid. In all seriousness though, if you can’t see the complete toolery of some “Fans” from my comment, you should not be directing comments at me. Again I say, “I F’ing hate Hydranges”


  25. HollyW • February 10, 2012 @ 3:54 AM

    According to a report in the Daily Rash, Ahmadinejad cancelled all Iranian nuclear plans after he watched Madonna perform at the Super Bowl.

  26. josh • February 10, 2012 @ 10:52 PM

    he’s just mad that his boyfriend didnt untie him right away from bed cause he was to busy watching madonna perform at the superbowl

  27. MIke • March 9, 2012 @ 4:44 PM

    I hope they cancel your show. It really is annoying trying to understand what your saying anyway.

    Go back across the pond and harass those in your OWN country. Take Just beiber with you. He isn’t a citizen either.

    I hope they cancel your show (and ratings show they might) as it is so hard to understand the flubber coming out of yoru leather looking, sagging, aged face.

    Madonna broke…..funny! NOT. Id pay thousands to see her in concert because she is worth it and earned my support! You need sponsors like milk and eneman products to pull your show. SOOOOO impressive!

  28. Shania • March 9, 2012 @ 4:48 PM

    Seriously? NOBODY sings live at the superbowl and MOST don’t sing live in concert. Night after night wouldn’t be possible for the strongest body.

    Get a life people. Stop hating!

    Madonna is amazing and she knows it. And damn…for an old lady who tried too hard…I wouldn’t consider her “last call” just yet. WOOF! I only hope I look that good when IM 50+. And I sure wish I could make money off a sex book and be called a slut. NOW that is the life (and we would ALL do it even if we said we wouldn’t). Money runs the world and its something we ALL want.

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