Piers Morgan has done it again. He's taken an underhand jab at trans people while appearing on Good Morning Britain, and people are seriously unamused.
Speaking on the programme this morning, the veteran right winger and provocateur started ranting that he now identifies as 'skinny'.
Alongside presenter Susannah Reid and Charlotte Hawkins, he said:
I'd like to announce I'm identify as 'skinny'.
In fact, I'm one of the world's first 'trans-slenders'.
So I will be now 'trans-slender'. So you can't actually call me fat anymore, because I'm identifying as skinny, and I'm trans-slender, and I expect to be afforded the respect that being a trans-slender accords me.
People on social media were shocked and outraged by his comments.
Some called out the real impact these jokes have on the transgender community.
@GMB @piersmorgan Let's hope he doesn't feel suicidal, get depression, have an increased chance of homelessness, po… https://t.co/ppkSuXzzTc