Jedward blocked by Piers Morgan after they asked Simon Cowell to stop his return to Britain’s Got Talent
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Jedward have become the latest victims of cancel culture.

The former X-Factor contestants and 29-year-old twin brothers – John and Edward Grimes – have been blocked on Twitter by Piers Morgan, after voicing their opposition to the news that the former Good Morning Britain host may return as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

They asked Simon Cowell to block the move, citing Morgan’s previous comments about Little Mix :

This led to:

Jedward were referring to Morgan’s feud with Little Mix. In 2018, he said they would never feature on his show Life Stories as they were “not big enough” and also accused them of sexualising themselves to promote a song.

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Meanwhile, over the last year, Jedward has used lockdown to immerse themselves on the internet by sliding into fan’s DMs, speaking out in favour of trans rights and Black Lives Matter and even reached out to One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson.

As for Morgan, who believes in free speech, frequently speaks out against ‘snowflakes’ and bemoans ‘cancel culture,’ Jedward would appear to be not the only people that he has blocked.

Earlier this year, he blocked fellow television presenter Beverley Turner and branded her “pathetic” after she said she would not participate in a clap to commemorate Captain Tom Moore.

Other Twitter users have also said they have been blocked by the journalist when they express their disagreement with him.

Whether Jedward’s campaign to block Morgan from the reality TV show remains to be seen. Only then will we know their true power.

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