Piers Morgan John Legend

Piers Morgan (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images) and John Legend (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for MAC Presents)

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Piers Morgan got into a Twitter debate with singer John Legend over the use of the “N-word” after the former CNN host penned an op-ed for the Daily Mail on its usage.

In the piece, Morgan suggested that the word will only be eradicated from usage “when America’s black community applies the same level of tolerance to its own use of the word as that now applied in the National Football League: zero.”

The backlash was swift.

John Legend entered the fray via his Twitter account:

Morgan was understandably defensive:

Legend fired right back:

Morgan’s “column” has been shared nearly 20,000 times, according to the Daily Mail. The debate lingers on…

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