“Can we rename her Pinocchio Swift? I feel completely conned!” Piers Morgan said. He earlier defended Taylor Swift when Kim Kardashian alleged Taylor Swift was lying about Kanye West using her name without consent in his song.
Piers Morgan has slammed Taylor Swift over her feud with Kanye West, insisting: “We’ve been conned”.
The television personality defended Taylor just last month, branding her a “fantastic example of what every young woman should strive to be”.
But after Kim Kardashian released a clip on Snapchat showing her husband Kanye talking to the star, Piers has had a real change of heart.
Talking on Good Morning Britain, he said: “Can we rename her Pinocchio Swift? I feel completely conned!
“Unfortunately, it’s that moment you get exposed for little porkie pies, Miss Swift.
“I wanted to believe in you, Taylor.”
Turning to co-host Susannah Reid, he continued: “I wrote a whole column about how she was a shining example.
“Now I have to look at myself and say you were conned, Piers.”
In an interview with GQ last month, Kim branded Taylor a liar for saying she didn’t know Kanye was going to include her in his song, which includes the line: “I made that b**** famous”.
Piers previously wrote: “My response to Kim Kardashian and all the other poisonous, green-eyed monsters out there currently trying to tear down Taylor Swift is simple: back off you sad, pathetic, envy-ridden people.”
Meanwhile, Taylor had denied claims she lied about giving song approval.
The 1989 star took to Instagram just hours after the row was the subject of the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and insisted she was being painted as a “liar” and was never given the “full story” about the track.
Slamming claims Kanye has video proof of her giving her blessing for the song, she began: “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b****’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b****’ in front of the entire world.”
The post continued: “Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
Swift captioned the picture: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
It comes after Kim posted a string of videos of Kanye speaking to Taylor about his music on SnapChat.
In the video Taylor can be heard saying: “Go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice!”
She added: “I’m really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend, about the song.”