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Piers Morgan slams Twitter user who moaned that NHS ‘worship’ would become ‘insufferable’ 

‘The most disgusting tweet of the coronavirus crisis’: Piers Morgan slams Twitter user who moaned that NHS ‘worship’ would become ‘insufferable’

  • The 55-year-old took to Twitter today to criticise a post about NHS ‘worship’
  • But the online spat has been dividing opinion among other social media users
  • Exchange comes after number of NHS staff to die with coronavirus reached 31
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

Piers Morgan has hit out at a social media user over a ‘disgusting’ post written about the NHS amid the coronavirus crisis.

The 55-year-old took to Twitter earlier today to comment on a post that read: ‘NHS worship is going to be even more insufferable once this is done than it was before, isn’t it?’

He quoted the post before describing it as the ‘most disgusting tweet of the #coronavirus crisis so far – & the bar was very very low.’

Piers Morgan has hit out at a social media user over a ‘disgusting’ post written about the NHS amid the coronavirus crisis

The 55-year-old took to Twitter earlier today to comment on a post that read: 'NHS worship is going to be even more insufferable once this is done than it was before, isn't it?'

The 55-year-old took to Twitter earlier today to comment on a post that read: ‘NHS worship is going to be even more insufferable once this is done than it was before, isn’t it?’

But the online spat has been dividing opinion among other users. 

One, @Ian_Davies_, wrote: ‘I am just curious as to why he regards the concept of NHS worship as insufferable.’ 

Another, @InDRSrange, commented: ‘Piers, I don’t always agree with you and I don’t always like the way you go after folk (sometimes it’s warranted, but not always) but one thing I think we’d agree on is the NHS staff are all worthy of military-like medals/recognition.’

And a third, @quarantinelols, simply added: ‘NHS are fab!’   

The exchange comes as millions of Brits continue to take to their doorsteps on Thursday evenings to clap for NHS staff and key workers amid the outbreak. Pictured: NHS staff at Royal Liverpool Hospital in Liverpool, north-west England joining the applause last week

The exchange comes as millions of Brits continue to take to their doorsteps on Thursday evenings to clap for NHS staff and key workers amid the outbreak. Pictured: NHS staff at Royal Liverpool Hospital in Liverpool, north-west England joining the applause last week

Others were quick to defend the original tweet and say that the criticise was not aimed at the staff themselves but the institution as a whole. 

One Twitter user, @HassanOJMorad, wrote: ‘It’s really not disgusting at all, Piers. If I understand correctly, Andrew is referring to worship of the NHS as a system, not NHS staff. 

‘NHS staff are doing a fantastic job in the circumstances, but that shouldn’t hide the fact that the NHS itself needs reform, not worship.’ 

Another, @DaveBamforth, wrote: ‘He isn’t criticising the staff, he’s criticising the system, which most would acknowledge is massively flawed in some areas.

‘He makes the point, the blinkered, who wouldn’t criticise the NHS before Coronavirus, certainly won’t do it now. 

‘Covid-19 has shown the NHS does need reform.’    

Following the success of the "Clap for Our Carers" campaign, members of the public are being encouraged to applaud NHS staff and other key workers from their homes at 8pm every Thursday

Following the success of the ‘Clap for Our Carers’ campaign, members of the public are being encouraged to applaud NHS staff and other key workers from their homes at 8pm every Thursday

The exchange comes just hours after the number of NHS staff to die with coronavirus reached 31.

Millions of households across the country have been taking to their doorsteps on Thursday evenings to clap for NHS staff and key workers to thank them for their efforts during the outbreak.

Piers Morgan recently changed his social media photo to the NHS logo as well as publicly offering to pay for frontline staff’s parking tickets.

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