Say what you want about Piers Morgan (obnoxious, arrogant, full of himself, rude etc) but what he won’t do is hold back on subjects few people have the bottle to talk about on national TV.

Now, in this day and age you have to be careful about what you say, and rightly so.

In today’s society there are many words and phrases that just don’t have a place anymore, but I think we can all agree that ‘gentleman’ isn’t one of them.

Well, everyone apart from journalist Rebecca Reid, who has seemingly running out of stories to write and feels the need to create something out of nothing.

Reid recently joined Piers and co-host Susanna Reid – along with Melinda Messenger and Penny Lancaster – on Good Morning Britain to express her contempt at the word and whether it should be abandoned to make the qualities applicable to both genders.

Speaking on the show, Rebecca Reid said:

“My problem with it is it seems weird to slap a gender on a certain set of characteristics because we should all be aiming to be decent, kind, supportive and loving.”

“I think it’s really unfair that men are expected to be the ones who do all the caring and providing, when in reality in a relationship both genders should be doing that for each other.

As you’d expect, Piers was having none of it, saying:

“Has it crossed your mind that we’d like to be the hunters and providers and gentlemen of life? And lots of women like their men to be like that?

“They don’t actually buy into this radical feminist nonsense, that they’d actually like a man who goes out of his way to stand up when a woman walks in the room or to open a door?”

Standing firm, Rebecca responded:

“In a relationship, lots of people need to have both sides of it, but realistically all humans need to be cared for sometimes. ‘There’s a massive male mental health crisis in this country which I genuinely believe is at least partially caused by the fact we expect men to fulfil certain gender roles.”

In the footage which can be seen above, Piers brands it “nonsense” before Melinda adds:

“I don’t think that’s to do with being a gentleman. I think being a gentleman is about the qualities of kindness, respect and thoughtfulness – it’s about thinking about another person.”

“They are human qualities, they’re for all of us and without it we’d have a real cold, hard disconnected world.”

Susanna was also apparently on the side of Piers:

“Rebecca, I would also say I’m a feminist, but I do sometimes like just being looked after.”

“I like being looked after too,” Rebecca replied. “There’s nothing wrong with being looked after, but you should also look after the person you’re in a relationship with.

“It should go both ways. The woman should be the “gentleman” sometimes.”

Here’s what people had to say about the matter:

If you ask me the whole thing’s ridiculous.

The country’s on the brink of one of the biggest decisions in it’s history and Theresa May’s government is, for all intents and purposes, imploding.

But let’s talk about semantics.

I guess that’s 2018 for you.

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