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The 9 worst things transphobe Piers Morgan has said about actual people

Josh Jackman November 13, 2017

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Today, Good Morning Britain host and noted transphobe Piers Morgan attacked children who simply want to wear their choice of clothes to school.

The furious rant, in which Morgan once again compared being trans to being an animal – a giraffe this time – came just days after he said: “I’m a big supporter of transgender rights.”

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He’s not, and here’s the proof.

He literally called non-binary kids a disease


Earlier this year, he interviewed non-binary couple Fox Fisher and Owl on GMB.

He told them: “Schools are now running riot with non-binary kids. It’s like a contagion.”

Children aren’t a disease, Piers. They’re humans.

The host also said that non-binary kids were “a massive new fad,” asking the pair: “How many trans youths in Britain [died by] suicide last year?

“I’ve heard it’s like, two or three people,” he answered himself. “It’s incredibly small.”

It’s not. Nearly half of trans kids in Britain have attempted suicide.

He asked about a trans person’s genitals for no reason

Transgender rights advocate and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner delivers a speech during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on November 9, 2017.  Europe's largest tech event Web Summit is being held at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon from November 6 to November 9.  / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Last week, he repeatedly asked Caitlyn Jenner about her genitals during a TV interview.

“How does your physique compare now to what it did then?” he asked.

“Obviously, certain areas we know about…”

Jenner was having none of it, but other guests of his shows have been less practised in defending themselves from attacks.

He denied a genderfluid person’s identity

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Morgan lashed out at a genderfluid 21-year-old who he invited on the show, accusing them of being “confused”.

He asked Tabitha or Tate Downs-King whether their trans mother had brought on their – as he put it – “confusion.”

And Morgan flat-out denied their identity to their face, telling them that “you can’t be male and female…you’re born one or the other.”

Genderfluid people: good or bad?

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“I’m very confused and unsettled by genderfluidity,” he told Star Trek actress Sonequa Martin-Green last week.

“People who wake up one day and they’re Sonequa, and the next day they wake up and feel like they’re Michael.”

He then asked whether genderfluidity was “a good thing, or is it a rather confusing thing?”

His mock apology referring to a bar as gender-neutral

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After he went to a bar in Soho and labelled it a gay bar – to some, though not much outrage online – he tweeted a mock apology which seemed designed simply to attack non-binary people.

“I didn’t know you couldn’t call gay bars gay bars anymore, even though it was marketed as a gay bar,” he wrote.

“My apologies apparently the gay bar now identifies as a non-binary gender neutral bar and therefore I inadvertently offended the gay bar by calling it a gay bar.”

Mature as usual.

He said he hated genderfluid people

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Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said that his “number one pet hate at the moment is the absurd ‘gender fluid’ movement, driven by people who don’t wish to be defined as either male or female.

If you hate a person’s sexual or gender identity, you hate them, Piers.

He asked a trans person about their genitals – again

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In an interview with Kori Doty, the Canadian parent who made global news for choosing to raise their baby without a specific gender, he asked if Doty was “born male or female”.

And going further off track, Morgan decided to ask the guest if they had had gender reassignment surgery.

Remember, this segment was about raising a baby without a gender, not about a non-binary person’s genitalia.

But, as we saw with Jenner, Piers likes to ask trans people about their genitals.

He made fun of Will Young’s mental illness

LONDON -  NOVEMBER 14: Top British musical artist Will Young arrives for the 20th anniversary remake of Midge Ure and Sir Bob Geldof's 1984 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at Air Studios, Hampstead on November 14, 2004 in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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After the pop star bravely revealed that he had a mental illness, and that that was why he quit Strictly Come Dancing, Morgan could have just kept quiet.

But no. He decided to attack a person suffering from PTSD, denying his pain in the process.

“Will Young does not have PTSD,” he announced on Twitter. “He has WNTS – Whiny Needy Twerp Syndrome.”

Denying other people’s truths seems to be a habit of Piers’.

Piers’s animal corner

A picture taken on November 9, 2017 shows a one-day old baby Asiatic elephant standing next to his mother Angele, of La Palmyre's zoo in France, and his four-year old sister Asha (L) during his first open-air walk at the elephants enclosure at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. / AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK        (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Welcome to Piers’s animal corner, where a popular TV host with the ability to speak directly to millions of people chooses to use that power by dehumanising non-binary people.

And what better way to take away people’s humanity than by comparing them to animals?

In May, he asked trans guests if he could identify as an elephant.

This morning, he predicted: “We’re all going to be fluid. We’re all going to be giraffes.”

SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 11: A Giraffe in the Pilanesberg National Park before the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC on November 11, 2017 in Sun City, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Just hours later, he asked another Twitter user – who had not addressed him directly – if “you’d be happy for your son to identify as a squirrel?”

And then there was the incident in September where he told a genderfluid guest: “If you can identify as who the hell you like, can I literally look at myself and say – and I’ve made this joke before – I’m an elephant today.”

That’s not a joke, Piers.

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