December 27, 2012 03:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Piers Morgan is not known for being a friendly, warm-hearted guy. On America’s Got Talent, he hurled insults at contestants and got into a nasty spat with Nick Cannon. His presence on CNN has been much the same, with Piers most recently attracting heat for his controversial stance on gun control. But are the calls for gun control reform reason enough to have the America’s Got Talent alum deported?
Piers Morgan sure isn’t winning any popularity contests right now! A recently launched White House petition to have the talk show host kicked out of the United States has well over 80,000 signatures and does not appear to be slowing down. The online petition allegedly staged due to Piers’ attempt to stage a “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment.” Additionally, Piers is accused of trying to undermine the Bill of Rights and “exploiting his position as a national network television host.”
Okay, so send Piers to Britain! We wouldn’t miss him that much. The only problem is, it appears the United Kingdom isn’t eager to have him back. Not long after the initial petition was released, a new petition showed up: “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.”
The British petitioners do bring up a good point: the irony in ‘protecting’ one amendment from the Bill of Rights by trampling over the amendment that precedes it. Obviously, this issue pales importance compared to the prospect of having Piers Morgan live next door.
So far, the new petition has only gained a little over 6,000 signatures, but remember, the creation of a second petition is still a relatively recent development. We’ll just have to wait to see which nation is more terrified of big, bad Piers.
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