Piers Morgan hits back in row over disabled actors 'Stop twisting my words'

PIERS MORGAN - a host on Good Morning Britain - defended his stance on non-disabled actors playing disabled roles, after a fan blasted the presenter's remarks on the subject.

PUBLISHED: 17:22, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:22, Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Piers Morgan, 55, originally tweeted that disabled roles can be played by non-disabled actors, as he blasted “woke nonsense” in response to an article on the subject matter from The Telegraph.The GMB host claimed that the taboo nature of “cripping up” (which refers to able bodied performers playing a character who is disabled) needs to end.

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Piers typed: “All acting is bl**dy acting. This woke nonsense has to stop before it destroys everything.”

Disabled writer Henry Fraser replied: “Tweets like this do help the disabled community at all, if anything it works against everything disabled people have worked hard for, and campaigned towards, fair and equal representation.” (sic)

Not one to back away from being challenged, Piers responded that the author was “twisting his words”

He fired back: “I respect you Henry, but stop twisting my words. 

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Piers Morgan Kate Garraway husband Twitter Good Morning Britain GMB coronavirus news latest updatePiers Morgan, 55, originally tweeted that disabled roles can be played by non disabled actors, (Image: GETTY)

piers morgan good morning britain twitter disability row cripping up sally phillips news latest updateNot one to back away from being challenged, Piers responded that the author was “twisting his words" (Image: Piers Morgan Twitter)

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“I support exactly what you suggest I oppose.

“I just don’t believe all disabled roles should be played by disabled actors. 

“You do a disservice to an important debate by mischaracterising what I believe,” he added.

Fans quickly weighed in on the debate between the pair.

piers morgan good morning britain twitter disability row cripping up sally phillips news latest updateThe argument began after actress Sally Phillips said that “cripping up” is just as offensive as “blackface” (Image: GETTY)

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