Eamonn Holmes faces backlash after comments claiming Prince was more a 'girls' artist'
Prince fans have branded the presenter "insensitive"
Prince fans have hit back at Eamonn Holmes after he said the late singer’s “problem” was that he was a "girls’ artist” adding that he struggled to relate to him.
The Belfast-born presenter and wife Ruth Langsford were discussing the death of the American musician, who died on Thursday at his Minnesota home at the age of 57.
Eamonn was back in his regular slot on This Morning after 10 weeks off for a double hip operation when he made the comments.
The 56-year-old said: "I think there was a bit of a problem with Prince.
"He was more of a girls’ artist than a boys’ artist. It was the flamboyancy. We find it hard to relate to him because there’s that flamboyancy that you had with David Bowie as well.”
As famous faces across paid tribute to the iconic singer, Twitter users hit out at Eamonn for his “insensitive remarks.”
@EamonnHolmes Your problem is you only appeal to female viewers. Strange, given how insensitive you are— Earth Calling (@Galacticious) April 22, 2016
hmm, how weird that eamonn holmes would say that Prince was 'more of a girls artist', my dad loves prince as do a lot of other men/boys! :/— c l α я є в ε მ я (@cLare_beaR_) April 22, 2016
@EamonnHolmes sorry Eamonn but you couldn't be any wider off the mark regards Prince he was loved by all men and women ;)— dave4travel (@spear_travels) April 22, 2016
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