There will be no-dad shaming on Chris Evans’ watch.
“Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond,” Morgan wrote of the actor, who has starred in four James Bond movies.
In response, the Captain America: The First Avenger star fired back at the TV host, 53.
“You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child,” Evans, 37, tweeted. “Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside.”
Morgan later fired back, “Captain America wouldn’t wear a papoose.”
In addition to Evans, many social media users blasted Morgan’s tweet — especially his use of the word papoose, which is a term used to describe a Native American child and widely considered offensive. It is also a British term for a baby carrier.
In an attempt to explain himself, after a fan slammed him by saying, “Imagine believing carrying your own baby in public is emasculating,” Morgan wrote, “He’s not carrying it, that’s my point. He’s using an emasculating papoose. James Bond would never use a papoose to carry his babies.”
He later tweeted, “Carrying a baby is harder work, but worth it for the unashamedly masculine joy of NOT Wearing a papoose.”
A number of fathers promptly and proudly shared photos of themselves using baby carriers.
Nonetheless, Morgan refused to succumb to the idea adding, “Wearing a papoose doesn’t mean you ‘care’ more about your kids..”
He then posted a picture of himself in a tux and suggested he should play Bond.
“One thing’s clear after tonight’s ferocious Papoose-gate debate: we need a new James Bond. A 007 who looks sharp in a tux & wouldn’t be seen dead in a papoose….” the British presenter wrote.
Morgan and his ex-wife Marion Shalloe have three children — sons Albert, 17, Spencer, 25, and Stanley, 21. He is also father to 6-year-old daughter Elise with wife Celia Walden.