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Piers Morgan mocked Daniel Craig’s baby carrier. Twitter gave him a lesson on modern manhood.

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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany. Craig announced on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Aug. 15, 2017, that he would return as the British super spy in 2019's "Bond 25." (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File) © ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany. Craig announced on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Aug. 15, 2017, that he would return as the British super spy in 2019's "Bond 25." (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File) British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan lit up social media Sunday when he tweeted a photo of James Bond star Daniel Craig wearing his infant daughter in a baby carrier.

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Many of Morgan’s 6.5 million followers were less than impressed with the dad-shaming stunt. The response was swift and severe: The Brit was widely criticized for his skewed image of manhood, in which he claimed that Craig’s choice of parenting gear was a sign of emasculation rather than practicality.

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Some users responded by calling Morgan names -- like “insecure manbaby.” Others attempted a more rational approach by explaining the benefits of baby carriers, which allow parents to keep children close, yet have their hands unoccupied while strolling on the street. 

Still others wrote that a father taking care of his child, even wearing a papoose, is attractive. A handful of men responded with photos of themselves wearing baby carriers. 

Craig is not even the first Bond actor to be photographed carrying his child. 

Morgan could not be reached for comment; neither could Craig, who recently welcomed his daughter with actress Rachel Weisz to the world.

It’s not newsworthy to see that many men are engaged partners in parenting. They change diapers and handle late-night whimpers. They strap babies to their chests and go about the day’s business, too. They’re part of a generation whose mothers and fathers embrace their nurturing side and share the workload at home.

ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Piers Morgan cheers as he watches the racing on day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) © 2018 Max Mumby/Indigo ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Piers Morgan cheers as he watches the racing on day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Morgan, a father himself, did not stand down or waffle; he maintained that papooses are “ridiculous instruments of emasculation.” 

Instead, he defended his honor on the social media platform, latching onto the steady stream of papoose-related content and goading President Trump to share his thoughts on the baby carrier:

“Everyone else seems to be getting very worked up about them. I don’t really have you down as a papoose kinda guy, but then you’re full of surprises.”

Trump did not take the bait.

Calling the tweet-lashing a “ferocious Papoose-gate debate,” Morgan’s foregone conclusion was that there must be a change in James Bond casting. Clearly, he said, the world needs a “007 who looks sharp in a tux & wouldn’t be seen dead in a papoose

Related video: Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig Welcome First Child Together (Provided by US Weekly)

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