Piers Morgan furiously criticised an Extinction Revolt co-founder over her personal carbon footprint in a heated debate on Good Morning Britain, after she refused to confess whether or not she owned a TV.
The Good Morning Britain presenter misplaced his cool throughout an interview with the activist, who admitted to taking a automobile to the interview on Wednesday morning however prevented stating whether or not she and her kids watched TV at house.
When requested about whether or not she personal a TV set, the visitor smiled uncomfortably and replied: ‘Can you tell me the point you’re attempting to make, Piers?’
Persevering with to problem her, Piers continued: ‘Do you might have a TV at house? Do your kids use iPads? Are you able to reply these questions? Do you might have air-con? Do you stroll your youngsters to highschool? Do you see the issue with all this?
‘You go on about your kids not getting out of bed because they’re terrified, I’m not shocked they’re terrified as a result of their mum’s telling them the planet’s about to finish. I wager your personal carbon footprint on all of the stuff I simply talked about is horrible.’
Piers suggested the activist to ‘practice what you preach’ by giving up know-how and strolling her kids to highschool as an alternative of utilizing automobiles or public transport.
The activist tried to defend her place and mentioned: ‘Unless you live in a wood completely a recluse on your own, you’re going to be a part of the system.’
The TV presenter hit again: ‘If you genuinely believe the world’s about to finish, begin with your personal carbon footprint. In any other case you turn into the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of this debate which is you do one factor and say one other.’
Tensions then escalated when Piers continued to interrupt her, shouting: ‘Does your carbon footprint matter? Are you able to strive answering one query significantly. Are you able to please cease speaking?
‘Sorry, I’m actually having an issue right here. You’re not answering a single query. Does your private carbon footprint depend, sure or no? Are you able to cease speaking for a second?’ he mentioned earlier than exclaiming in frustration: ‘Jesus Christ.’
Piers continued: ‘Unbelievable. Sorry I’m actually pissed off right here… Complete waste of time.
‘The truth is you do have a television and you don’t wish to admit to having a tv is as a result of that instantly throws you into the hypocrisy debate since you’re gobbling down and burning the ambiance together with your TV, and also you don’t wish to admit it as a result of it makes you seem like a rank hypocrite.’
He completed by advising her to ‘start with action in your own house’.
Good Morning Britain continues weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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