A Change.org campaign to have the controversial presenter fired from the ITV breakfast show was initially set up on Sunday, calling out his “dehumanising dismissal of transgender/non-binary/gender-fluid individuals”.
Its creation sparked a rival petition to keep him on GMB “for his common sense approach to life”, which has now overtaken the original campaign.
As of 9am on Monday morning, the “remove” petition had 13,000 signatures, while the “keep” campaign had over double at 27,000.
However, Piers has been canvasing for signatures for the “keep” campaign on Twitter.
“Spread the word, my people… Sign, RT, and save me as your voice against the shriekingly illiberal liberals who want to cancel everyone who dares challenge them… [sic],” he wrote.
Spread the word, my people...— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 13, 2019
Sign, RT, and save me as your voice against the shriekingly illiberal liberals who want to cancel everyone who dares challenge them... https://t.co/oWxIhaLL7t
Piers then mimicked Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN and said: “How Dare they?! This is all wrong. They’re trying to steal my dreams and my livelihood! The change is NOT coming, whether you like it or not!”
How DARE they?!— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 13, 2019
This is all wrong.
They're trying to steal my dreams and my LIVELIHOOD!
The change is NOT coming, whether you like it or not!
Sign here, then RT:https://t.co/oWxIhaLL7t
Good Morning Britain is also set to air a debate about Piers’ employment status on the show on Tuesday morning, in front of the presenter.
There are calls for @piersmorgan to be fired over his views on gender.— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) October 14, 2019
Should he stay or should he go?
Piers has courted controversy on a number of occasions on GMB with his comments on gender fluidity.
Last month, he said he identified as a “two-spirit penguin” following the news that a baby penguin at London Aquariam would be raised gender neutral by a lesbian penguin couple.
The aquarium said this was “completely natural”.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
1. His praise for Donald Trump
3. His comments on mental health
4. His tirade against Emma Watson
5. When J.K. Rowling got one over on him and he couldn’t concede defeat
6. When his big mouth lost him an A-list guest
7. His failure to understand Beyoncé’s new political stance
8. His feud with Jeremy Clarkson
9. His comments on body image
10. His sexist and ageist comments about Madonna
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.