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Piers Morgan gets police involved after nasty spat with TV star gets personal

Critics accused him of wasting their time

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Piers Morgan has been accused by critics of “wasting police time” after he contacted London’s Metropolitan Police Service over a childish spat with a fellow TV star.

As ED! reported yesterday (Thursday 21 March), the Good Morning Britain host launched into a bitter public argument with Jameela Jamil over comments he’d made about gender-fluidity.

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Piers and his opinions often antagonise others (Credit: ITV)

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But the argument spilled over onto another day, with Piers taking offence to Jameela calling him “this thing”.

She wrote: “How do we send this thing back in a time machine to the era in which it belongs…?”

In response, an angry Piers tweeted: “‘This thing’. Wow. On every level that is a shameful mis-gendering. C.c. @metpoliceuk.”

Jameela played Piers at his own game – and he didn’t like it! (Credit: Instagram @jameelajamilofficial)

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While Piers later insisted it was a “joke”, Twitter users called him out for getting the police involved.

One said: “Wasting police time Piers? You should discuss this on the show next week.”

Another referred Piers to the Metropolitan Police’s own Twitter page, which states: “Please do not report crime here, call 101, tweet @MetCC or visit our website.”

A third said: “Did he really just tag the Met Police?? He has a short memory.”

“I think the police are a bit busy right now,” blasted another, while one more said: “Arrest him for wasting police time.”

The argument originally kicked off when Jameela took offence to a comment Piers made about gender fluidity – amid singer Sam Smith’s revelation that he didn’t identity as male or female.

In an interview during Jameela’s new I Weigh Interview series, while discussing what a ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ identity meant to him, Sam had ‘come out’ as non-binary – something which Piers mocked during Good Morning Britain.

He said: “Sam Smith has announced he’s gender-fluid… He can’t work out if he’s male or female, whatever. He’s now identifying as non-binary.

“I’m now identifying as Sam Smith, so I can get his royalties. This works both ways. I just don’t get this… Sam Smith has millions of fans, what are they supposed to think? I can’t work out what I am?”

TV presenter and actress Jameela was incensed by his reaction to the story, and tweeted: “LOL. Of course England’s biggest [bleep] stain has something mean to say about it.”

Piers doesn’t sit on the fence. He breaks it down and walks straight through it (Credit: ITV)

She added: “He thinks men who carry babies in a comfortable papoose where they can feel your body heat and pulse aren’t ‘manly’. This clown spews constant toxic ideas of ‘masculinity’.”

Piers promptly hit back, saying: “Appalling that you just assume I am identifying as male tonight.”

But Jameela replied in turn, tweeting: “You’re right, it is extraordinary I identify you as any kind of human being at all you giant pile of [bleep].”

The exchange then descended into more insults, with Piers complaining he’d been the victim of “vile disgusting foul-mouthed abuse” and claiming  Jameela had “misgendered” him when she mockingly called him “hun”.

Piers later clarified his thoughts, when he was called out by another Twitter user, who asked: “Why ⁦is @piersmorgan⁩ mocking Sam Smith for coming out as non-binary?”

He replied: “I just asked which gender category awards he/she/they (I don’t know what pronoun to use, sorry) will be entering going forward – male or female? Are we not entitled to ask given he/she/they now declares himself/herself/themself to be both?”

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