Piers Morgan's slams 'selfish parents' for sending kids to school amid pandemic

Greer McNallyContributor
Yahoo Celebrity UK

Piers Morgan isn’t one to stay silent when something annoys him. So, when he discovered that non-key workers were planning to send their children to school this morning, he let rip on air.

“Those schools are only opening for people who are absolutely needed at the frontline for the war on this virus,” he exploded, branding those that just wanted to“give themselves a break” as “pathetic”.

“A break from what?” he continued. “A break from doing jigsaws?”

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It’s not the first time the controversial TV personality has spoken his mind when it comes to the coronavirus. Only last week, he berated singer Sam Smith for sharing pictures of their self-isolation “meltdown” on Instagram.

Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. (ITV)
Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. (ITV)

“I can't take any more of this celebrity attention-seeking bullsh*t,” Morgan posted on Twitter.

“Get a grip, the lot of you. This is a war, not an Instagram story op.’

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More and more journalists are taking to Twitter to agree with Morgan’s direct approach to addressing the UK government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only this morning, Owen Jones took to Twitter to praise the Good Morning Britain presenter’s interview with health minister Matt Hancock.

In order to keep people safe, ITV have already suspended the filming of several of its daytime shows. Both Lorraine and Loose Women have stopped broadcasting. But Good Morning Britain and This Morning remain on air for now.

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“We are all being tested and we’re all being asked to make sacrifices,” said Morgan.

Adding, “Stop being so damn selfish too. I don’t want to hear that you can’t look after your children. Don’t have children if you can’t look after them. It is absolutely pathetic.”

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