The anti-vegan TV host told the vegan activist: “It’s a free country, it’s a democracy, and I’m allowed to eat meat, and I’m certainly allowed to eat meat when someone kills bees to feed their avocado habit minds.”
Piers Morgan has once again tried to get under the skin of vegans.
The controversial TV host invited Orla Coghlan from the group Animal Rebellion to talk about the climate and ecological emergency, and its links to animal farming.
However, instead of listening to the points raised, all Morgan did was spite the vegan activist by eating a McDonald’s Big Mac in front of her and berated the group for wrecking the Big Ben.
Coghlan began by trying to present facts about how the meat and dairy industries are aggravating the climate crisis.
But Morgan, who was in mood to oblige kept interrupting her speech and derailed the conversation by steering it towards avocados, almonds, and bees.
After trying to corner Coghlan over whether or not a bee “is an animal”, Morgan exclaimed: “If a bee’s an animal, why are you slaughtering them?”
Coghlan countered: “Why are you not talking about the most important issue that is facing our planet today?”
“Because it’s rank hypocrisy,” Morgan responded, claiming that the production of almonds and avocados is killing “billions of bees”.
Coghlan hit back arguing that “both avocados and almonds are less damaging to the planet”.
To which Piers’ rebuttal was: “What about how they get flown here from California?”
Coghlan persisted stating that both are “still less damaging” to the planet than eating meat.
However, Morgan, clearly not interested in continuing the conversation in a healthy way, said: “Anyway, look, I’m starving.”
“And you’re not going to persuade me,” he added as a delivery rider walked onto the set and handed the presenter a McDonald’s takeaway.
“My response to you destroying all these things is to have a Big Mac,” Morgan stated as he proceeded to unwrap his burger.
“Because you know what, it’s a free country, it’s a democracy, and I’m allowed to eat meat, and I’m certainly allowed to eat meat when someone kills bees to feed their avocado habit minds.”
The clip sparked a huge debate after it was shared online.
Most respondents insulted Morgan, with one saying: “That was disgusting. And awful, cruel bully who wanted his airtime to have a pathetic toddler tantrum.”
Another added: “Disgraceful bullying towards that lady. You weren’t interested in hearing her side. You invited her on the show so you should exhibit courtesy towards her. We know you don’t agree, but let her put her side.”
Meanwhile, a Morgan fan wrote: “That Big Mac looks even yummier when there’s a bloody vegan warrior sitting next to you.”
Another commented: “Well done @piersmorgan for defending the right to eat meat. I am sick of hearing the waffle that comes out of these vegans’ mouths. Most farmers look after their animals and some even treat them like extended family. Everyone has the right to eat what they want, when they want.”
Piers Morgan’s vegan vendetta
Morgan regularly criticises vegans on his shows. Apart from calling the community ‘hypocritical’, he has also gone as far as labelling them ‘terrorists’ during an episode of Good Morning Britain in 2018.
The former GMB host has even dissed new vegan products.
In 2020, the presenter slammed McDonald’s after it announced the trial of its McPlant range.
He even blasted Marks & Spencer’s for discontinuing “Percy Pig” candy because it contained animal derived gelatin.
In the past, he has even lashed out at Cornish’s plant-based pasty and Greggs’ vegan sausage roll.
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