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Eamonn Holmes Criticised By 'This Morning' Viewers Over Prince Comments

'Stop being so sexist... flamboyancy had nothing to do with it.'

22/04/2016 11:57 | Updated 22 April 2016

Eamonn Holmes has come under fire from 'This Morning' viewers over comments he made about the late singer, Prince.

The presenter and his wife Ruth Langsford were remembering the music legend following his death, on Friday's (22 April) show, when he proceeded to suggest that he was more of a "girls’ artist" because of his "flamboyancy". 

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Eamonn Holmes said some controversial comments about Prince

After describing him as “incredible musician” and a “genius”, Eamonn went on: “I think there was a problem with Prince. 

“He was more of a girls’ artist than a boys’ artist. We find it hard to relate to him because there’s that flamboyancy that you had with David Bowie as well.”

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Prince died at the age of 57

The comments did not sit well with viewers, who took to Twitter to criticise Eamonn:

Prince's publicist confirmed the singer had passed away on Thursday, after his body was found at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota.

Stars from across the music world such as Nile Rodgers, MadonnaKaty Perry and Justin Timberlake, flooded social media after the news broke, to pay tribute.

Confirmation of his death came just days after a private jet he was travelling on was forced to make an abrupt landing in Illinois, due to a medical emergency.

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