Chris Evans slams Piers Morgan over criticism of 'emasculated' dad Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig at the 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Apr. 9, 2018. (Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/

Chris Evans has slammed Piers Morgan after the British broadcaster criticized Daniel Craig for carrying his daughter across his body in a baby sling.

Alongside an image of Craig wearing his newborn, who was reportedly born last month, in a sling around New York, Morgan wrote: "Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond."

The inflammatory tweet caused a widespread debate, with "Captain America" star Evans one of the famous faces weighing in.

Hitting back at Morgan, Evans wrote: "You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child. Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside."

Unwilling to accept the criticism, Morgan then fired back: "Captain America wouldn’t wear a papoose."

The debate didn't end there, however. When one fan tweeted "Imagine believing carrying your own baby in public is emasculating", Morgan replied: "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."

"Carrying a baby is harder work, but worth it for the unashamedly masculine joy of NOT Wearing a papoose," he later added.

Several social media users also criticized Piers for using the word "papoose" in his argument. While the term is sometimes used to describe a baby carrier, it was originally used to describe a Native American child and the Oxford English Dictionary notes it is “generally regarded as offensive.”

Concluding his debate, father-of-four Morgan suggested he would make a good Bond.

Sharing a snap of himself wearing a tuxedo, he wrote: "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."

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