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Piers Morgan defends music icon Paul McCartney amid criticism

Outspoken TV presenter Piers Morgan, who usually elicits reactions with his critics, voiced his support for music icon Paul McCartney after the Glastonbury set was criticized for not having “enough success of the Beatles”.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter, who shows no mercy for a world famous personality, took it upon himself to defend McCartney after the latter’s title set at Glastonbury 2022.

McCartney’s Saturday night set was hailed by many as one of the best the festival has ever staged. Mark Beaumont described it in The Independent’s review as “by far the best this writer has seen on the Pyramid stage in 30 years of Glastonburys”.

Nonetheless, some social media users criticized the set for not including enough Beatles hits in the setlist, prompting the former Good Morning Britain host to chime in.

“Twitter moans Macca ‘didn’t make The Beatles hit enough,” Morgan wrote.

“He played ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Love Me Do’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Lady Madonna’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Get Back’, ‘Something’, ‘Let It Be’ , and “Hi Jude”.

“These songs alone are 9 of the greatest pop songs of all time,” he added.

Paul McCartney was seen waving a Ukrainian flag when he took the stage for an encore during his title shot on Saturday.