Piers Morgan has revealed that he’ll be debating whether or not he should be fired from Good Morning Britain on tomorrow’s show.
The controversial presenter, who co-hosts the ITV daytime programme alongside Susanna Reid, announced the upcoming segment following the news that angry viewers have started a petition to get him removed from the series.
Confirming the topic of discussion with his 6.8million followers on Twitter, Piers wrote: ‘UPDATE: On tomorrow’s @GMB, we will be debating whether I should be fired.’
He also disclosed that his Good Morning Britain contract runs out on New Year’s Eve.
So far over 7,758 people have signed a Change.org campaign calling for Piers to be sacked from the show.
‘Morgan dictates to his viewers that it’s acceptable to deny an LGBTQ+ person of their rights; it’s acceptable to tell them they don’t exist; it’s acceptable to call them “snowflakes” when they get rightfully upset,’ part of the petition’s description reads.
‘These are the lessons Morgan teaches. ITV, as a major broadcasting corporation with a worldwide reach, are currently tarnishing a long-lasting legacy by using one of their highest-performing programmes as a vehicle to spread hate and intolerance.’
It goes on to add: ‘I understand that viewers are important, numbers mean business and high engagement suggests success, but are there really no other ways to achieve it?
‘Despite Good Morning Britain’s current performance, to be conscious of a majority of their viewership being sexist, racist, transphobic, and generally unwilling to accept minorities or viewpoints aside from their own is repulsive, for lack of a better term…
‘Wake up to the reality of Morgan’s behaviour. Hate crimes are on the rise, transphobia and discrimination over gender identity is becoming commonplace both upon social media and in the real world, and ITV continue to sit idly and let it play out in the name of entertainment.
‘It should be obvious by now that this has far surpassed an acceptable threshold, with Morgan’s rhetoric and actions sitting firmly in dangerous territory.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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