Controversial TV host, Piers Morgan, has caused shock and outrage for a "racially insensitive" slur he made on live television, thus sparking thousands of complaints in the process.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to watch the shocking moment for yourself...
Piers Morgan wears his heart on his sleeve.
via: GettyLiterally. The British TV presenter constantly has to have his opinion heard.
Whether it's about politics, women's issues, or any other thing that doesn't concern him...
via: GettyHe usually has something to say about it.
The journalist has several platforms...
And he certainly isn't absent on Twitter...
My New Year’s Resolution for 2019 is to be just as annoying, argumentative & insufferably right about everything as… https://t.co/Qu402GMyhN— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1546249418.0
But he's also spent a lot of time here in the States.
via: Getty ImagesAs well as hosting his own show, Piers Morgan Live, he also had a stint as one of the judges on America's Got Talent.
And he's a good friend of our President, Donald Trump...
He remains the only British journalist to have secured a one-to-one interview with the President...
Though Piers' tantrums usually have nothing to do with the President.protests and the utter outrage), Piers' outbursts vary in topics.
The Beckhams ruffled the feathers of Piers Morgan recently...
via: ShutterstockDavid Beckham, who is a famous soccer star and public figure, became a Piers Morgan victim for kissing his young daughter on the lips. Not a big deal, at all.
And of course, who could forget Meghan Markle...
via: ShutterstockPiers has made his opinion of the Duchess very well known, and he isn't a fan... at all.
Piers has blamed Meghan for "destroying" the royal family...
via: ShutterstockAnd he has made his opinion of her very well known to the British public. He even leaked a private message that Meghan sent to him. Find out more at the end...
All in all, Piers hasn't exactly been praised for his opinions.
via: ShutterstockBut, earlier this year, the host came under much hotter fire than usual.
It's usually a specific person that falls victim to Piers' tantrums.
In fact, his comments were so bad that viewers are calling for him to be sacked from Good Morning Britain.
The fifty-four-year-old had been speaking about the Queen's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, appearing in a TV advert for state milk in China.
via: ITVAnd while discussing the advert with co-host, Susanna Reid, the presenter went on to make some pretty eye-opening gestures.
He appeared to mock the Chinese language.
via: ITV"At the next royal event, can you imagine Christmas at Sandringham is like - 'I'm sorry your majesty, but I only drink [sic] yang yank yong ying ming milk," he quipped. And it didn't end there...
The clip of the advert was played again, which of course, sparked another unwarranted comment from Piers...
via: ITV"Ok then - ching chang chong, ok I got it," he said. Susanna then awkwardly remarked: "For god's sake... taking the mick out of languages is rather 1970s."
You can watch his remark here.Even for Piers' standards, this is pretty grotesque.
After watching, viewers were less than impressed.
Piers really thought the rest of the panel would laugh at him mocking Chinese people! Why is this man still given a… https://t.co/kZteEGUq7R— ℙ𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕪 𝕃𝕒𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕖 𝔼𝕤𝕢🦚 (@ℙ𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕪 𝕃𝕒𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕖 𝔼𝕤𝕢🦚)1579589334.0
Horrified viewers branded the host a "moron."
Little bit offensive there Piers. The 1970's called, they want thier Chinese stereotype back. Moron. #gmb— Sarah-Jayne (@Sarah-Jayne)1579589212.0
And some want him sacked...
Just turnt on the TV for the news, no.. its @piersmorgan mocking the Chinese language on live TV. Are you ok with t… https://t.co/h5d0CedK8B— Hankins (@Hankins)1579589320.0
He clearly doesn't know when to draw the line.
Susannah Reid is complicit in Piers Morgan's completely offensive behaviour. To sit by and say 'Piers' in an 'ooooh… https://t.co/vJoa9CyHyR— Kate Polka (@Kate Polka)1579618121.0
He responded to the backlash in the only way he knows how.
Here's what he had to say:
Speaking as an Irishman (who wasn't offended), were you as upset when Ian Wright mimicked Roy Keane's Irish accent?… https://t.co/CaNE3ABcts— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1579606576.0
In total, OFCOM, the government body that regulates British TV, received 1,600 complaints.
via: GettyIn a statement, they explained: "It was legitimate for Piers Morgan to question Peter Phillips' decision to appear in an advertisement for Chinese state milk and to use satire and ridicule in doing so."
They recognized that his actions could be classed as racist.
via: GettyThe statement continued: "However, part of Piers Morgan's mockery included three attempts to mimic the Chinese language, including using the phrase 'ching chang'. As ITV has itself acknowledged, this phrase is recognized as a racist trope aimed specifically at people of Chinese heritage.
But OFCOM acknowledged that Piers' cohost, Susanna, intervened when he was making the remarks...
via: GettyAnd attempted to stop him. "We accepted this was an attempt by Susanna Reid to point out that some viewers would find his imitation offensive."
Therefore, they have decided to not take the matter any further.
via: Getty"Having carefully considered the context within which the comments were broadcast and the action taken by ITV, including discussing these complaints with Piers Morgan and making a public apology, Ofcom concluded overall that this program did not warrant further investigation under rule 2.3 of the Code." Your good luck strikes again, Piers! To hear more about his ongoing grudge against Meghan Markle, keep scrolling...