Piers Morgan slammed by Little Mixs Leigh-Anne Pinnock for Simon Biles remarks
Piers Morgan has been slammed by Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock as she aired her support of Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu’s who has recently spoken out against the former GMB star.
The pregnant popstar, 29, shared a screengrab of political activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu’s comments against Piers, stating that he "uses his power and influence to aggravate racism".
The Little Mix beauty reposted a message from Dr Shola who spoke out against Piers' claims the US gymnast Simone Biles was "letting her team down" by pulling out of Tokyo 2020.
The sports star withdrew from the Olympics due to struggling with her mental health over the pressure that the competition inflicts on the four-time Olympic gold medallist.
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The former GMB host has since received hoards of backlash regarding the comments from people saying he was minimising mental health issues.
Dr Shola, who is a familiar face on This Morning and Good Morning Britain, later tweeted that his comments reflected what he had previously said about tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Osaka had pulled out of Wimbledon and the French Open to prioritise her mental health.
Using the hashtag of all three womens’ names, Dr Shole posted on Instagram and said: “The problem with Piers Morgan isn’t just him being an obtuse absurdity but that our society rewards him for using his Whiteness, power & influence to stalk and aggravate racism, bigotry & dehumanise mental health of Black women. He knows it.”
The statement quickly went viral and was picked up by people all over, including by Leigh-Anne, who shared it to her 7.1million Instagram followers.
Piers has long denied any racist claims, and in the face of the latest backlash blamed “woke twitter” for waging war against him.
Discussing the latest debate on Twitter, Piers replied to someone: “No, I take mental illness very seriously. What I don't like is people cynically using 'mental health' as a protective shield against any poor performance or justified criticism. It distracts attention from those with mental illness who need help/care/treatment.”
He later boldly tweeted Simon directly and said: “You can either listen to snowflake Twitter [Simone Biles] – or listen to me. You're a great champion, & great champions get back on their feet when they get knocked down.
“So, re-engage in these Games, win Gold, & inspire with the power of resilience not resignation. Go for it.”
The 24-year-old US team member scored her lowest Olympic vault score in the early stages of the competition and then announced she was withdrawing from the event.
She has since openly said: "We have to protect our minds and our bodies and not just go out and do what the world wants us to do.
"I don't trust myself as much anymore. Maybe it's getting older.”
"It's so big, it's the Olympic Games. At the end of the day we don't want to be carried out of there on a stretcher."
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