Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has revealed how he was shamed yesterday after deciding not to take part in Blackout Tuesday – an online campaign to hep bring awareness to racism around the world.
Social media users including countless celebrities took to Instagram to post a black square to show solidarity with the black community following the murder of George Floyd in America by a white police officer.
Speaking about his decision not to take part, Piers said: “I didn’t do it to be defiant or anything.
“We had spoken a lot about it on the show so I thought I had been vocal and I didn’t see what good a black square would do.
“I got shamed by people for not posting the square but on her yesterday we gave an unprecedented time to the debate.”
Piers added: “I don’t think people should be shamed for not posting or posting.
“I don’t think you should judge racism on your ability to post a black square.
“My sons were all telling me to do the square as they all did it.
“I don’t want to hit out at anyone who did it but i can guarantee everyone will go back to posting their images today.”
Referencing the viral clip of George Floyd being killed by a police officer, he added: “That video is one of the worst things I have ever watched.
“The white policemen has a total disregard for the life of George a black man who may or may not have used a fake $ 20 bill to buy cigarettes.
“It is not enough to just get angry… you have got to do something.”
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