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Stormzy and Piers Morgan fall out over Boris Johnson comments

The music star criticised the Prime Minister during a chat with schoolchildren.

Piers Morgan and Stormzy (PA)
Piers Morgan and Stormzy (PA)

By Julia Hunt, PA Entertainment Correspondent

Stormzy has defended himself after Piers Morgan took issue with him criticising Boris Johnson to a group of children.

The UK grime star was talking to young pupils at his old primary school in Thornton Heath, south London, when he was asked why he was not a fan of the Prime Minister.

He replied that Mr Johnson was “a very very bad man”.

Stormzy, who was a vocal supporter of Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the General Election, also compared Mr Johnson to the “big, bad wolf”.

Good Morning Britain star Morgan was quick to comment, writing on Twitter: “He shouldn’t have done this, and shouldn’t have been allowed to do this.”

Stormzy responded: “The kid asked me a question and I replied truthfully nothing wrong with that Piers lol.”

The presenter replied that the music star should use his power “more carefully”, tweeting: “Come off it @stormzy – saying stuff like that to a bunch of very young schoolkids isn’t cool, and you know it.

“You’re a hugely influential role model now to so many youngsters, wield that power more carefully.”

Stormzy replied: “No it isn’t cool, it’s the truth lol.

“Again, they asked me a question and I answered it truthfully and with jest.

“I gave em my opinion, they’ll grow up and be able to make their own, this ain’t a shocking incident pal sorry lol.”

Before the election, Stormzy urged his fans to vote for Labour and described Mr Johnson as a “f****** prick” in an impassioned video to his 2.7 million Instagram followers.

He said Mr Corbyn was “a man of hope, a man of justice, a man of equality”.

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