Piers Morgan ruined on Twitter by teenage cancer patient
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Britain was able to enjoy a much-needed break last week as professional wind-up Piers Morgan took some time off presenting Good Morning Britain.
However, this relief was short lived when Morgan returned as obnoxious as ever, taking to Twitter to boast about his manliness.
Morgan wrote ‘UPDATE: I'll be co-hosting @GMB tomorrow with 3 broken ribs. For the more fragile snowflakes among you, this is called 'manning up' - sparking some serious backlash.
UPDATE: I'll be co-hosting @GMB tomorrow with 3 broken ribs. For the more fragile snowflakes among you, this is called 'manning up'.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 3, 2017
Many took the bait, responding to the tweet with examples of their own bravery, knocking Morgan’s little ailment out the park.
American long distance runner Dane Rauschenberg, who once ran a marathon with a separated shoulder, was among those responding, telling Morgan to ‘F*** off with your ‘sitting and talking’’.
I ran the Pikes Peak Marathon with a separated shoulder. Fuck off with your "sitting and talking", shitdick. pic.twitter.com/FOGDesAQcq— Dane Rauschenberg (@SeeDaneRun) September 3, 2017
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While these responses made for great reading, one stood out among them all. Helen Birch, a 19-year-old student from London, hit back at Morgan with the monumental tweet;
Sat my A-levels with undiagnosed stage 4 cancer and still got into university. Woman up. https://t.co/Regu9MHpZO— WaterHelen (@helenbirch_) September 4, 2017
What followed was a multitude of responders with similar issues, thus creating an amazingly inspirational thread.
I gave birth twice with no drugs and tore open the packets of stitches to sew me up with my *teeth* as there was a staff shortage. Woman up. https://t.co/xyTnF9vnVl— Juliet (@Jsoosty) September 3, 2017
From a woman who went through a whole work day in labour to a Cambridge grad who was once told she could never be a doctor due to her mental health, the motivational list is endless.
Even Morgan's co-presenter Susanna Reid got involved:
When asked why she chose to tweet, Birch replied ‘My point was that he’s acting like a hero for doing exactly what anyone else would be expected to do without complaining’.