Since Muhammad Ali’s passing Friday, (June 3) many have taken to social media to express their condolences about the three-time heavyweight champion who Hana Ali, his daughter, described as a “humble mountain.”
Yet, when Donald Trump–the presumptive Republican presidential nominee who suggested a ban on Muslim’s entering the country–spoke on the 74 year old, many on Twitter collectively raised its electronic eyebrow in disbelief. However, former CNN anchor Piers Morgan came to Trump’s aid by claiming the champ said more “inflammatory/racist” things than Trump has.
Muhammad Ali said far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims. #fact
Morgan’s comments didn’t sit well with many people on the Internet, including John Legend and Marc Lamont Hill.
.@piersmorgan you could test us by announcing your retirement.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 5, 2016
However, Brown’s comment proved to be the most scathing.
Brown, who has never been afraid to speak his mind, claimed Piers Morgan’s comment was “irrelevant journalism.”