Counter-Petition Says Keep Piers Morgan in the US After Gun Control Statement
Americans want him deported, Brits say he should stay put
CNN talk show personality Piers Morgan has landed himself in very troubled waters after pleading for gun control in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. As it turns out, Americans don’t want him – but neither do the people back home in the UK.Below, embedded at the end of this article is just an example of what got people so upset about Morgan.
According to a petition filed with the White House a short while ago, being a guest an all, Morgan should not be allowed to attack the Constitution of the USA, the Second Amendment in particular.
“Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment,” the original petition says.
“British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens,” it further notes.
Over 80,000 people have already signed the petition, more than the minimum required for it to be considered in January.
Nevertheless, the people back home don’t really want Morgan either. A new petition was started, asking for the talk show host to be kept in the US.
“Keep Piers Morgan in the USA,” the second petition says.
“We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA. There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment. Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back. Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react,” it adds.
Clearly, this petition is more tongue in cheek, which is also clear by the number of people who signed it: a little over 4,200, with more than 20,000 signatures to go to mean anything.
Morgan, on the other hand, is keeping uncharacteristically mum about the whole frenzy around his pro-gun control comments.