The lamentable foof, Piers Morgan
John Cleese was handed one of those rare opportunities to slay an opponent on Twitter. His victim, a Mr. Piers Morgan. In the not too distant past, Morgan was a newspaper editor who went after scads of prominent members of the public and private citizens by using the technique of phone hacking.
Anyway, this doesn't happen very often:
Perpetually confused former CNN host Piers Morgan wrote a blistering open letter to John Cleese in The Daily Mail earlier this week because the actor allegedly “ignored” him while he was two feet away in the same restaurant.
He did not start it:
Morgan wrote in The Daily Mail post:
“If he’s not trashing his ex-wives, he’s moaning incessantly about tabloid journalists – most of whom long since stopped caring what he does.
I’ve made my feelings about his unfortunate personality transplant known on Twitter.
So you can imagine how I felt when I sat down in my favourite New York restaurant, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, ordered a fine bottle of vintage claret, sighed with almost indecent pleasure at the gastronomic delights heading my way… then turned to my left and spied Cleese at the very next table. Literally two feet away.
For one tiny nanosecond, our eyes locked in mutual shock, then equally mutual withering contempt.”
Cleese responded thusly:
After this, nothing more needed to be said.