The petition to deport CNN’s Piers Morgan back to his native England because of his gun control views is growing — it’s now surpassed 70,000 signatures. But now, in a hilarious twist, there’s a counter petition, created by some Brits, to keep him in the United States, and out of the UK.
The original petition was started last Friday in Texas a few days after Morgan called gun advocate Larry Pratt “an unbelievably stupid man” on his CNN program during a discussion about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The petition accuses Morgan of engaging “in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution” and wants to deport him “immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.”
Now, a new, and albeit hilarious, anti-Piers Morgan petition has emerged, also on the White House website where anyone can post one. The new petition is called Keep Piers Morgan in the USA.
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.
Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react.
As of Monday morning, the new petition had less than a hundred signatures so far. It needs 25,000 signatures by January 24 to merit a response from the White House.
As for Morgan, he appears unfazed — and even amused — by the movement.
In a series of Twitter messages, he alternately urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition said “bring it on” as he appeared to track the petition’s progress.
“If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?” he wrote.
On Tuesday, he tweeted: “Merry Christmas! Even to those who want me deported.”