The next time Piers Morgan tweets, he may want a pop-up notification to ask, “Are you sure?”
Then another one could pop up to say, “Wait, bro. Patton Oswalt’s gonna see this. Are you really sure?”
Morgan unfortunately didn’t have the benefit of either warning over the weekend when he tweeted out his distaste for the worldwide Women’s Marches, even “joking” about planning a “Men’s March” to protest the “global emasculation” of his gender by “rabid feminists.”
Morgan’s comment on the marches ― events which drew hundreds of thousands of supporters in Washington, D.C., and millions globally ― caused Ewan McGregor to cancel a TV appearance on Tuesday’s “Good Morning Britain,” where Morgan would co-host. And the tweets didn’t sit right with Oswalt, either.
Luckily the actor, a big supporter of the Women’s March, is also an expert Twitter troll. While trolls are generally considered, you know, terrible, Oswalt uses his skills for good, regularly calling out hate and ignorance.
Last weekend, he set his sights on Morgan’s #MensMarch, and it was a master class in Twitter trolling.
(Piers, it’s not too late for that “Are you sure” button ...)
Damn. Seat up. That’s the spirit, Brother.
Somewhere along the way, Oswalt unlocked a new trolling achievement and inspired tons of other #MensMarch “supporters” to join in, too.
One guy fought the good fight by blocking a nail polish display:
Another stood up to an oppressor:
And countless more joined the cause, too. Here are a few of those brave souls:
The massive movement of fellow Men’s Marchers was obviously too much for the founder, Morgan, to ignore. He eventually tweeted, saying the response was proof of how “dumb social media has become.”
Oswalt shut that down, too:
You can see more of the comedian’s trolling in the gallery below. Like Oswalt says, stay strong out there, brothers. Stay strong.