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Thursday 14th November 2019

Piers Morgan mocks petition to have him sacked from Good Morning Britain

He's not in a flap about it

Piers Morgan has confirmed he isn't in a flap about a petition to have him removed as a host of Good Morning Britain... as he's currently 'identifying as a penguin'.

"You can't remove me, I'm currently identifying as a penguin so it would be animal cruelty," he pointed out in a tweet.

He then shared a GIF of a penguin running with the caption: "Memo to all those trying to get me thrown off TV for refusing to accept there are 100 genders: 'Come at me bro'."

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The TV presenter has hit back as more than 7,000 people have signed a petition calling for him to get the sack over his "disdain for those who dare to identify in a way they feel comfortable".

The petition was started after Piers blasted a news report on GMB which revealed children are now being taught in schools that they can identify as one of 100 different genders.

As the idea was debated on the show, Piers ranted that it was "ridiculous" and that if that's the case, he can identify as a penguin.

As a result of Piers' outburst, a petition was started saying he was "dehumanising" transgender/non-binary/gender-fluid individuals.

Piers joked he is now identifying as a penguin (Credit: ITV)

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The originator of the petition called for Piers to be sacked because of his views and claimed he is encouraging ill-feeling - and even hate crimes - against vulnerable transgender people.

However, continuing the debate on Twitter, Piers has defended his stance, saying he is fully supportive of the transgender community.

In one tweet he wrote: "I support those who transition, just as I’ve always loudly supported gay rights, but I don’t support the ridiculous notion of 100 genders, and most sensible people agree with me."

In another, he repeated: "I've always been a loud & proud supporter of people who transition, but feel this 100-gender nonsense makes an absolute mockery of what they go through."

Piers has said he supports the transgender community (Credit: Splash)

Numerous people have tweeted Piers to say they agree with him, with one fan even saying she has set up a counter petition to keep him on GMB.

"I'm so p-p-p-p-pleased to hear that..." he said of the new petition, as he kept up of joke of now identifying as a penguin.

The issue showed no signs of going away today as Piers continued to respond to tweets about it.

He said it had become such a hit topic that it would be debated on Monday's GMB!

"From a cannon?" cheeky Lorraine Kelly then chipped in.

He also revealed his contract with ITV is up at the end of the year, after one tweeter asked him if he would get paid to the end of his contact - "like a footballer" - if he was fired.

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