Donnie Gets Shirty With Our Man Piers - New Kid Blows Top on Stage
Bitter New Kid on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg stunned thousands of young fans when he appeared in stage in a T-shirt saying: "PIERS MORGAN SUCKS"
Grinning Donnie, 21, was greeted with cheers when he pulled on the home-printed shirt with the message in seven-inch letters. He told the crowd: "In case you don't know this Piers Morgan dude, he writes for a newspaper called The Sun. He's always slagging us off and putting us down. His stuff should be ignored. You shouldn't read what he writes in that newspaper."
Donnie's attack came after a fan threw the shirt on-stage before a crowd of 12,000 at London's Wembley Arena.
And it follows his face-to-face row with Bizarre editor Piers, 26, four months ago over his appearance at the Rio Festival.
Donnie also hated The Sun's review of the band -- dubbed New Kids On The Rocks - in concert in Berlin three weeks ago, when he was rapped for "looking like a tramp."
Last night Piers replied: "It's a shame Donnie's sense of humour is obviously as atrocious as his singing. I can't understand it. I thought we were great friends. Perhaps this has something to do with our recent reports that the New Kids, and Mr. Wahlberg in particular, were washed up. I hope he doesn't intend being a comedian when, or if, he grows up."
Donnie asked fan Zoe Linkson, 16, to make him a "Piers Morgan S****" T-shirt when she met him at his concert in Paris two weeks ago.
It took four hours to silk-screen print three of the shirts at her home in Kingston, Surrey. She threw them at Donnie during Wednesday night's concert -- and was bombarded with orders for them. She said: "I don't feel strongly against Piers, but a lot of people do. All the New Kids fans hate him. Donnie asked me to make a shirt saying "Piers Morgan S****" because he thinks he's got it in for him."
The band also banned The Sun's photographers from taking pictures during their month-long 14 date British tour.
The Sun May 17, 1991 (England)