Piers Morgan has a penchant for exploiting tragedies to push a political agenda, but this afternoon, he outdid himself in morbid fashion. Right after tweeting that his anti-gun views derive from his concern for murdered children …

… he said this:

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Morgan was being sarcastic, of course. But his ghoulish sense of humor and his tasteless timing failed to amuse. Twitterers were shocked, saddened, and thoroughly disgusted:

https://twitter.com/aaronjoseph81/status/281522442055348224

https://twitter.com/ImAlwaysRight_/status/281520179446431744

https://twitter.com/brady_cremeens/status/281521230119571456

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/281519417542709248

This much is clear: Piers Morgan is reveling in all the attention.

Just remember, Musket Morgan: It takes a “showboat” to know one.

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Update:

Morgan may love the attention his idiocy brings him, but he’s not taking kindly to well-deserved criticism:

http://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/281528883600314368

Pretty sure Morgan inspires hatred all on his own. And not only is he refusing to accept that he’s a colossal jackass, but he’s lashing out at anyone who dares to point it out:

Gee, projecting much, Piers? How pathetic.

The man has no shame.

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