Susan Sarandon Responds to Piers Morgan's SAG Awards Cleavage Criticism
During Saturday's televised awards show, Morgan called the actress' low-plunging outfit "tacky" on Twitter.
Susan Sarandon has responded to Piers Morgan's public commentary of her outfit at the Jan. 30 SAG Awards.
On Wednesday, the British journalist criticized the actress's red-carpet and In Memoriam tribute outfit — a black bra paired with a low-plunging white blazer — calling it "tacky" on Twitter.
No, what's tacky is deliberately flaunting your breasts on TV for publicity, during a tribute to dead stars. https://t.co/07y6HxFuw0— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 3, 2016
In response, the actress tweeted a throwback photo of herself in a white bra from The Rocky Horror Show on Thursday, saying, "Today’s #TBT is dedicated to @piersmorgan."
Sarandon supporters also tweeted personal photos, directed to both the actress and Morgan, of themselves wearing low-cut tops accentuating their cleavage.
The journalist responded to the inundation of cleavage tweets directed at him later on Thursday afternoon, saying, "I'm under cleavage attack."
I'm under cleavage attack.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 5, 2016
Kicking off the social media back-and-forth, Morgan tweeted Wednesday that he didn't believe Sarandon's clothing choice was appropriate to wear to a funeral, and therefore was not suited to present a televised In Memoriam: "Would Susan Sarandon wear this to a funeral? No." The tweet sparked a Twitter debate with both supporters of his viewpoint and fans that supported Sarandon's outfit.
Would Susan Sarandon wear this to a funeral? No.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 3, 2016
It was thus horribly inappropriate for an In Memoriam tribute. pic.twitter.com/hMoGChJY8D
He attempted to end the social-media debate early Thursday evening with a question to his followers: "Key question: would @SusanSarandon have worn that outfit to a funeral or memorial service? Answer: no. End of debate. #cleavagegate"