He has been at the centre of a media storm after Piers Morgan criticised him for carrying his baby daughter in a papoose.
And Daniel Craig was seen stepping out in the midst of the online debate, cutting a casual figure as he strolled along the streets of New York City with a burly bodyguard.
The 007 star, 50, went under the radar in a blue wool jumper, cap and shades as he enjoyed a low-key walk.
Stepping out: Daniel Craig was spotted stepping out in the midst of the online debate, cutting a casual figure as he strolled along the streets of New York City with a burly bodyguard
Debate: He has been at the centre of a media storm when Piers Morgan criticised him for carrying his baby daughter in a papoose
Daniel was accompanied by a bodyguard for his outing, leaving his wife Rachel Weisz and their baby daughter at home.
This comes after comedian Harry Hill, 54, got his own back on behalf of all papoose-wearing dads when he threw a cream pie at Piers on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday.
He roared: ‘That’s for all the dads who wear papooses.’
Heading out: The 007 star, 50, went under the radar in a blue wool jumper, cap and shades as he enjoyed a low-key walk
Pied: Piers Morgan got pied in the face by Harry Hill on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday as he told him off for ‘papoose-gate’… before host threw one at Susanna Reid
There he is: Piers had provoked a furious debate on Twitter by tweeting that 007 has been emasculated after spotting a snap of Daniel carrying his baby daughter in a papoose
As Piers, 53, milked the moment, he suddenly leaped up and threw another pie in co-host, 47-year-old Susanna Reid’s face after he caught her laughing at him.
The cream went in her hair and all over her green satin dress, but the trio couldn’t stop laughing.
As if that wasn’t enough, Piers then threw another at Harry, with bits of sponge going in his mouth as he was talking at the time.
Hitting back: Harry Hill got his own back on behalf of all papoose-wearing dads when he threw a cream pie at the outspoken presenter
Woah: Susanna then got a pie in the face, hair and on her dress after laughing at Piers – luckily it was at the end of the show
She’s going in for more: She took it all in her stride as she threw another one right back at Piers
Delighting people everywhere: Piers looked hilarious covered in cream
Piers said he would be back on the show in two weeks time and Susanna said she would certainly be glad of the break.
Morgan provoked a furious debate on Twitter by claiming Daniel Craig has been emasculated by carrying his one-month-old daughter in a sling.
The James Bond star was spotted on a solo outing in New York on Sunday with the newborn he shares with his wife Rachel Weisz, but Piers was unimpressed, tweeting: ‘Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond.’
He’s got revenge in mind: Piers soon had a plan and leaped into action
Anyone for cake? Piers got his own back on Harry when he threw the pie at comedian Harry and it went in his mouth
Now they’re even: Harry seemed to get his own back on behalf of papoose-loving dads everywhere
What a sight: Piers is now off the show for two weeks and no doubt Susanna is thrilled
Fun: There was absolute carnage in the studios as food was thrown around in every direction
Each to their own: The show discussed whether or not dads should wear their babies in papooses – as Piers’ comments created a storm
Twitter users were not impressed and bombarded the GMB host with images of fathers baby wearing with some toting two children at the same time.
Even Captain America star Chris Evans weighed in, tweeting: ‘You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child.
‘Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside.’
Seems masculine: Australian UFC featherweight fighter Alex Volkanovski said he’d completed a training camp wearing his young daughter in a baby sling
Australian UFC featherweight fighter Alex Volkanovski shared a snap taken on his way to Thailand with his daughter, saying: ‘Did my whole fight camp with her in the #papoose…she finished camp unscathed!!’
Piers later clarified: ‘There’s nothing wrong in carrying or caring for your child. I did it with all four of mine. My ire is directed solely at the papoose.
‘Wearing a papoose doesn’t mean you “care” more about your kids.’
And in response to a woman who said her husband used to carry their sons around in a sling so she could get some rest, he asked: ‘Why couldn’t he use his arms, like every other generation of dads?’
Eliza Leggatt Chicago who shared a snap of her husband doing the dishes with their baby on his back
Making a point: Dads everywhere proudly showed off their children in papooses following Piers’ j
However, Twitter users remained incensed by his claim that wearing a sling makes a father less of a man.
Elixa Leggatt from Texas shared a snap of her husband doing dishes while baby wearing, saying: ‘Looking most hotter than most ever will. Let me tell you how furious I was.’
Canadian born former professional wrestler turned actor Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland revealed he’d even donned an Elsa from Frozen costume when his daughter wanted him to wear her mother’s Halloween costume.
‘I look ridiculous. But who cares? That’s what you do for your kids,’ he said. ‘I’m sure Piers would find this emasculating. I saw only if you’re uncomfortabnle in your masculinity.’
British music blogger celebrated keeping your hands free to drink beer while wearing a papoose, sharing this snap taken at a music festival
Fox news meteorologist Janice Dean said she was delighted that her husband used to carry their sons around in a papoose so that she could get some rest
Playful response: Yet more dads took to social media to make their point