Piers Morgan has called for Christmas to be cancelled because of coronavirus, saying we need to wait for a vaccine to become widely available for life to go back to normal.
The Good Morning Britain host, 55, took to Twitter on Thursday morning to say that the deadly bug “doesn’t give a flying f**k” and so everyone will have to make “compromises” this festive season.
His comment was met by outrage from his Twitter followers, who said people have sacrificed enough through lockdowns one and two, so won’t be willing to give up Christmas too.
He had tweeted: “Covid-19 doesn’t give a flying f**k about Christmas.
“If we have to make compromises this year, so be it.
“We can still attend virtual church services, & still have virtual meals with all the trimmings.
“The vaccines are coming fast, let’s save as many lives as possible until then.”
His comment proved to be very divisive amongst his fans, with one tweeting: “Absolutely right one missed Christmas to save lives should be a priority not an inconvenience.”
But another disagreed, writing: “There’s no chance anyone is stopping me from seeing my mum at Christmas. Absolutely zero possibility of that happening.”
A third said: “Well said. Totally agree. We already have planned a Zoom Xmas dinner with the grandparents.”
“For some it may be the last Xmas together and have not seen the parents since March..?” another wrote.
So far coronavirus has killed more than 1.3 million people globally and wreaked havoc upon economies and daily life.
The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective and the Moderna vaccine has similar effectiveness.