Piers Morgan refuses to apologize or make amends for Beyoncé column

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After receiving a sizeable bounty of hate mail, death threats and angry tweets for nearly 24 hours, Good Morning Britain host and former CNN personality Piers Morgan is refusing to back down from his statements about Beyoncé.

On Tuesday morning, Morgan tweeted to Beyoncé fans (known as the Beyhive) that he wasn’t retracting anything he wrote in the Daily Mail op-ed.

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In the article, Morgan, recounts a day in 2011 he spent in London with Beyoncé, calling her “bright, warm, funny, sharp and incredibly impressive,” and she resisted any particular political stance at the time, “preferring to entertain for the sake of entertaining.”

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Now, Morgan claims, she’s “unnecessarily playing the race card,” and “using grieving mothers to [sell] records and further fill her already massively enriched purse.”

Morgan is, of course, referring to Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, young, unarmed black men both killed by armed white men. The mothers of both Brown and Martin appear in a video for Lemonade, looking sombre as they hold photos of their slain sons. At another point in the video, Beyoncé tells the audience via the voice of Malcolm X that “the most disrespected woman in America is the black woman.”

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“I felt very uneasy watching these women being used in this way to sell an album,” wrote Morgan. “It smacks of shameless exploitation. I still think she’s a wonderful singer and performer, and some of the music on Lemonade is fantastic. But I have to be honest, I preferred the old Beyoncé. The less inflammatory, agitating one.”

Jamelia, a British recording artist and TV personality, wrote a scathing blog over on The Huffington Post U.K. directly addressing Morgan’s column. It’s even titled “Dear Piers Morgan…”

The lead paragraph belies the rest of the blog, which eviscerates Morgan in every sense of the word.

“I absolutely understand why you didn’t get the new Beyoncé album,” Jamelia writes. “*Newsflash, honey* it wasn’t made for you… and I’m going to need you to be cool with that.”

READ MORE: Piers Morgan blasted for saying Beyoncé “plays the race card” with new album Lemonade

It turns out Morgan read Jamelia’s letter, as indicated by this tweet:

He’s still not backing down from his initial stance, judging by the additional tweets he’s posted today.

This is an opinion Morgan is not abandoning any time soon.

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