Piers Morgan Slammed for 'Sexist' Comments Over Female Co-Host's Dress in Viral Video

British broadcaster and former CNN host Piers Morgan has come under fire after a clip of the TV personality gushing over a female colleague's dress went viral, garnering 4 million views in a matter of hours.

Morgan kicked off the Tuesday edition of Good Morning Britain by telling viewers he was "distracted" by his co-host Charlotte Hawkins' "mini dress."

"My eyes are slightly distracted this morning because apparently summer has arrived, which I wasn't aware of," Morgan began as he suppressed a chuckle.

"The first sign of summer traditionally on Good Morning Britain has always been Charlotte Hawkins arriving in a mini skirt for work," the veteran presenter quipped before goading Hawkins to "get up."

Such cringe pic.twitter.com/zYOz4FR9F6

— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) March 9, 2021

In the clip, Hawkins attempts to explain that the "mini dress" is, in fact, "just a dress." "It's a dress. It's just a dress. Honestly," she tells Morgan as the camera pans to her legs.

However, Morgan continued to address the issue by repeating "It's not a dress, is it? It's not a dress. No it's not."

Hawkins hits back, telling her co-star: "It's just a dress. I don't know why you're getting so over-excited about the fact I'm wearing a dress. Breaking news: I have a dress on... I'd like to think there's probably more important matters to talk about."

The 54-second clip of Morgan's remarks has since garnered a total of almost 4 million views after it was shared by White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg and video producer Chris Rickett over Twitter on Tuesday morning.

Many shared their outrage over Morgan's remarks, branding them "sexist" and "creepy."

"Imagine being in the middle of a Royal s***storm with the press, Meghan and Harry but still having time to squeeze in some casually sexist remarks at a colleague whilst broadcasting to the nation," writer Harrison Brocklehurst replied. "Morning after International Women's Day. Sack Piers Morgan!"

"Why is nobody talking about Piers Morgan forcing Charlotte Hawkins out of her seat to publicly humiliate and objectify her for wearing a dress?! She looked mortified," one woman added. "Disgusting and sexist. Get this man out of a position of power."

"This would never happen on ABC breakfast news. Can you imagine?" another woman replied. "Of all the footage I've seen today of this bloke, this was the footage that repulsed me the most."

One viewer suggested Morgan had "lost it," commenting: "Parading Charlotte like that to see her skirt. If that was done by a man in any other workplace.

However, some rallied to Morgan's side, with one man describing the interaction as "fair play."

"Fair play to Piers Morgan. He has stirred the pot and stoked the flames, he has ignited the rage of the 'woke'. Ultimately GMB ratings will be at their highest today. Job well done," one man tweeted.

Now this is painful watch. So cruel and unnecessary misogyny. Did she really have to stand up?

— Charles Goldberg (@CharlieGoldber) March 9, 2021

Imagine being in the middle of a Royal shitstorm with the press, Meghan & Harry but still having time to squeeze in some casually sexist remarks at a colleague whilst broadcasting to the nation. Morning after International Women’s Day. Sack Piers Morgan! pic.twitter.com/p0kFrXg73r

— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) March 9, 2021

Later in the program, Morgan dramatically stormed off the live set amid accusations he "trashed" Meghan Markle following her tell-all interview.

The TV host was confronted by co-star Alex Beresford and criticized over his public remarks against Meghan since the Sunday broadcast.

Morgan has had much to say about Meghan's bombshell remarks following the interview, describing her appearance as nothing more than a "whine-athon" and "self-serving nonsense."

In an op-ed written for the Daily Mail, Morgan called the allegations an "astonishing unproven claim" from a woman who "aggressively plays the mental health and race cards."

In another interview with Fox News he described Meghan's one-on-one with Oprah as "the acting performance of her life" adding it was "designed to portray her as the ultimate victim."

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Morgan wrote: "This interview is an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family. I expect all this vile destructive self-serving nonsense from Meghan Markle - but for Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful."

Morgan drew particular attention to the fact the interview was aired whilst Prince Philip is still recovering in hospital following heart surgery.

"For Harry to have caused so much hurt to his grandmother the Queen at a time when her husband lies seriously ill in hospital, is just appalling," the outspoken talk show host tweeted.

"Let's be clear: Prince Harry and his wife just spent two hours trashing everything the Queen stands for and has worked so hard to maintain, whilst pretending to support her. And they did it while her 99yr-old husband Philip is seriously ill in hospital. It's contemptible," Morgan added.

"They basically make out the entire Royal Family are a bunch of white supremacists by dropping this race bombshell," he exclaimed in an angry on-air tirade.

Morgan again took to Twitter to describe the interview as a "disgraceful diatribe of cynical race-baiting propaganda designed to damage the Queen .... and destroy the Monarchy."

"Is it too late for Oscar nominations?" the 55-year-old quipped, adding "I wouldn't believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report."

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Piers Morgan attends the National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 25, 2017 in London, England. Getty Images/Fred Duval