Piers Morgan was forced to issue an apology after a guest on his talk show hit him with a number of explicit remarks before leaving the interview.
The former Good Morning Britain host broached the topic of transgender rights on the latest episode of his Piers Morgan: Uncensored show, for which he invited a guest using the pseudonym Jame to take part in the debate.
Morgan began the conversation by claiming he has 'always supported trans rights to fairness and equality', to which Jame immediately called bulls**t, saying: "That’s bulls***, bro."
Check out the interview below:
The host said Jame was 'entitled' to say 'bulls***', saying it was an 'uncensored show and [they'd] just proven it', but argued there was 'no point swearing' and issued an apology to viewers for the 'bad language'.
Morgan then addressed the debate around transgender women taking part in women's sports, saying: "My issue with the way this trans debate is going, is in issues like sports for example, where I think it’s very unfair that trans women should be competing against women born to female biological bodies.”
Morgan suggested reasons for his beliefs, such as 'safety for women', at which Jame cut him off by claiming the 'majority of women athletes do not give a s*** about trans women in sports'.
The host hit back by telling Jame they couldn't 'just call everyone who disagrees with you transphobic' and warned he would have to cut off the guest if they kept swearing, before asking Jame to clarify exactly what their problem was with his position.
Jame made clear they weren't worried about the threat of being cut off, saying: “I don’t really know. I’m going to leave the interview, now. I kind of only came on here because I thought it would be kind of funny. But I wanted to say you’re a c***.”
Following the conclusion of the interview, Morgan branded Jame a 'complete idiot' before sharing a clip of the interview on Twitter and describing it as 'a perfect example of how NOT to have a proper debate'.
In response to one viewer who tweeted the clip and said Piers Morgan: Uncensored was 'having a good one tonight', the host wrote: "Does what it says on the tin.."
Jame was speaking from Manchester, where they had plans to attend a demonstration in Manchester alongside a trans activist group named Trans Rise Up, which was protesting a talk held by Standing For Women.
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