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Piers Morgan sparks angry backlash by comparing Covid deaths to Nazi killings


Piers Morgan has caused controversy once again, this time by comparing the impact of Covid deaths to the deaths caused by the Nazis.

Outspoken broadcaster Piers likened Boris Johnson ’s decision to relax Covid rules later this month to downing arms in the World War II and giving up the fight against evil dictator Hitler.

“Can you imagine Twitter half way through WW2?” blasted Piers in a post to his 7.9 million followers.

“’I’m f**king done with Hitler and the Nazis impinging on my liberty, so let’s stop f**king fighting them right now and pretend they’re not there any more.

“I want my f**king freedom back!’”

Former Good Morning Britain host Piers has, unsurprisingly, been very vocal about coronavirus and the government’s handling of the deadly pandemic.

But the 56-year-old’s latest angry rant didn’t go down with many of his followers, a lot of who replied to the presenter’s social media stream.

“Ffs,” responded one follower. “To even think about comparing the two events let alone tweet it.”



Outspoken Piers has come in for criticism for comparing Covid deaths to deaths caused by the Nazis
Outspoken Piers has come in for criticism for comparing Covid deaths to deaths caused by the Nazis

“I honestly can’t believe you are comparing Covid to the war, what an insult to those who fought / died and lived through it!” commented another disillusioned observer.

While someone else wrote: “I’m sure many of the victims of WWII and particularly the Holocaust would find that comparison to be grossly offensive.”

Prime minister Boris Johnson outlined his plans for many restrictions to be dropped as the nation heads towards co-called Freedom Day.

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Piers and his wife Celia Walden don face masks
Piers and his wife Celia Walden don face masks

But despite over a year and a half of tough measures, Piers was unimpressed by Boris’ five-point plan for the country to officially come out of lockdown on Monday July 19, in less than two weeks.

Boris’ blueprint will see the vaccine rollout increase in pace with tougher border controls put in place to stop more variants of the virus potentially exploding in the general population.

And the PM has vowed that government will keep closely monitoring the scientific date regarding new infections, hospitalisations and deaths in the coming months as the country looks to finally get to grips with living with Covid-19.



The former GMB host has been critical of the government's handling of the Covid pandemic
The former GMB host has been critical of the government’s handling of the Covid pandemic

But in a sarcastic dig Piers moaned: “Follow the date not the dates, @BorisJohnson. As you said would.”

He added: “Covid’s killed more civilians in the UK than WW2, and caused far greater loss of liberty.

“I wouldn’t be relaxing restrictions any further until this wave has peaked and the case/hospitalisation numbers are coming down fast not going up fast.



Piers called for his freedom back in an angry Twitter rant
Piers called for his freedom back in an angry Twitter rant

“I prefer the relative freedom we have now to another full lockdown in the autumn because we were too impatient.

“So, to summarise: we’re steaming ahead to covid ‘freedom’ on July 19 as cases & hospitalisations are accelerating again & just 1/3 of us have been fully vaccinated.

“Boris Johnson is taking yet another massive gamble in this pandemic – and none of his other gambles worked.”

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