A campaign to get former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan his job back didn’t exactly go to plan due to some very literal interpretations of the #BringBackPiers Twitter hashtag.
His decision to walk out on the show amid controversy surrounding his comments on Meghan Markle has clearly been a divisive one.
A petition calling for his return to his old job titled “Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life” has just reached 130,000 signatures and counting.
We’re not sure how consistent uproar surrounding his opinions on gender identity and race constitute as “common sense” but each to their own. His behaviour on the now-conclusive episode to his time on the show was enough to beat any Ofcom complaints record set in the decade prior, hitting 40,000 complaints in a little over 24 hours after the controversial broadcast.
By extension of the surge in support, #BringBackPiers was launched and ended up trending across the UK.
Some people took an opportunity where they saw one and thought it’d be funny to fill the hashtag with discourse about a more preferable kind of Piers – the ones you find on the beach, that is.
It wasn’t long until the entire hashtag was spammed with images of gorgeous seafront attractions from around the world.
#bringbackpiers why are they getting rid of piers wtf I quite like this one https://t.co/p19VYvYQK3