In finding tweets from Gaga applauding Madonna for speaking out about assault at the Billboard Music Awards, Morgan took it upon himself to critique the experience of both women.
@Madonna your speech at the Billboard Music Awards was inspiring. You're so brave & strong. Thanks for being that for us girls we need that.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 12, 2016
I come from a big military family.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
It angers me when celebrities start claiming 'PTSD' about everything to promote themselves. https://t.co/IeSiGQkOjb
No.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
Lady Gaga & Madonna have both made ALLEGATIONS of rape many years after the event.
No police complaint, no charges, no court case. https://t.co/N8oWjcMKAC
I don't think all claims of rape should be necessarily accepted as fact without proper criminal investigation, do you? https://t.co/ogFjSUmgTU— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
In truly being the bigger person in the face of Morgan's unwarranted commentary, Gaga explained what she's been doing to make a difference in how the public perceives mental illnesses.
I wouldn't automatically believe anything either Madonna or Lady Gaga claimed about their lives. https://t.co/4JJcP17cjp— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 12, 2016
Morgan then invited Gaga for an interview, which she accepted, though he couldn't help continuously stirring the pot.
@piersmorgan I've work w/ our VP Joe Biden on helping educate people about why women don't report, would love to share it w/ you some time.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
OK, you're on.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
Let's do an interview about this & you can tell me why I'm wrong to be sceptical. https://t.co/CFLOL06Emq
@piersmorgan would also love to talk with you about PTSD, that it's not just a "military" disorder. There is a mental health youth epidemic.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan if anyone in your family suffers from it, I pray they have more good days than bad. It has affected me & my whole family.❤️✌️— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it's a very serious thing.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
I also know people who claim to have it but clearly don't.
Let's talk... https://t.co/ZTk5mSZLBt
@piersmorgan Let's do that & yes Mr. Morgan, I can handle u. Suprised you would question that. Was that the 1st question of our interview?— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan if you continue to shame me in the process of kindly agreeing to interview w/ u I'll happily do the interview with someone else— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
You can read Gaga's recently published open letter surrounding her life with PTSD here, and those in search of professional help for themselves can be found here.
OK.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
If you're big enough to do this, I'm big enough to play fair too. https://t.co/L4CT1qtn4N