Huey Morgan twitter rant mars 6Music award triumph
The Fun Lovin' Criminal did not win any awards and made his feelings known on Twitter
TWO years after it was scheduled to be closed down, BBC digital radio station 6Music has been crowned UK Station of the Year at the Sony Radio Awards. However, the gloss was taken off what should have been a triumphant evening by an unseemly Twitter meltdown from 6Music DJ Huey Morgan who did not react well after missing out on the Music Radio Personality award.
The Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman (pictured above), who has been a presenter on the station since 2008, laid into his 6Music colleague Lauren Laverne and Radio 1's Fearne Cotton after they won gongs, and appeared annoyed that Chris Evans of Radio 2 beat him to the personality award.
As the evening progressed it appeared that Morgan was living up to his 'fun lovin' reputation at the ceremony. But when Evans won gold in the Music Radio Personality of the Year category, Laverne got silver and Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 show won Best Music Programme Morgan snapped.
The American took to Twitter to declare. "They ain't gonna let some dude from NYC win this shit. Fern, Lauren, Chris. Yeah right, that's cool? Suckers they come a dime a dozen..."
Next came a personal attack on Laverne, and her previous incarnation as a member of 1990s indie band Kenickie. Morgan, who filled in for Laverne when she was on maternity leave in 2010, wrote: "Ask me to cover for her and up her ratings. F*ck that sh*t. Kenickie? Please."
"You got no idea what I put into my shows," he added. "She just shows up and plays in twitter. Ain't that BS."
Turning his attention to Cotton he commented: "Yo, Fern Cotton won a gold award, sh*t is fake!"
He also lashed out at Twitter users who rushed to defend Laverne, although website Holy Moly noted "no one seemed to mind" his attack on Cotton.
If Morgan's recollection of events was hazy this morning, there was no shortage of people lining up to remind him of his comments. Laverne even pleaded with him to "stop being weird".
Morgan's response was to delete the offending messages and post a series of grovelling apologies. "I will tweet no more. Goodbye and thank you for you reality check," read one message, although his Twitter account was still active on Tuesday afternoon, when he posted an amusing picture of a cat, proving that he understands how the internet works.