Piers Morgan’s TV show flooded with complaints after star scoffs down burger during vegan debate

Read Time:   |  29th September 2022

The controversial star tucked into a McDonald's Big Mac after inviting a member of Animal Rebellion onto his show...

Piers Morgan‘s TalkTV show has been flooded with complaints following a rather intense interview on veganism.

The infamously antagonistic presenter welcomed Animal Rebellion’s Orla Coghlan to discuss organisation’s demonstration against the dairy industry – which saw fake pints of milk get thrown at the gates of Big Ben.

After attempting to derail the debate by equating animal agriculture to the production of avocados and almonds – Piers announced: “Anyway, look. I’m starving”.

Then, a delivery man appeared onto the TV set with a McDonald’s delivery bag – featuring a Big Mac burger that Piers scoffed down on in front of Orla.

According to reports, Ofcom, the UK’s broadcast media regulator, received a whopping 123 complaints from viewers and confirmed such complaints related to the vegan debate.

Piers Morgan’s anti-vegan rants

Piers often relies on garish tactics to try and target vegans. Last year, when Animal Rebellion urged McDonald’s to go plant-based, the celeb threatened to go out and buy 1,000 Big Macs in response. 

He also dubbed the McDonald’s vegan burger, known as the McPlant, as ‘total nonsense’.

Appearing on This Morning, he argued: “Look it up in the dictionary, a burger is a meat product, so is a sausage. Why do vegans want to use our language?”

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