Former TV newsreader Jan Leeming, 79, has vocally supported ex-Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 55, saying his “free speech” book makes “a lot of sense”. After reading the former newspaper editor’s offering, the star backed his views on cancel culture, which he labelled “a new form of fascism” in a candid tweet.
Taking to Twitter, Jan shared her views with her 5,000 followers over the outspoken presenter.
She wrote: “Whatever your opinion of Piers and THAT interview – I’ve read his book Wake Up and it makes a lot of sense.
“We are all being BULLIED by a #VociferousMinority.”
The former TV presenter shared a link to an article which referenced Piers’ views on “cancel culture”.
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Yesterday, in a post to his 1.6 million followers, the former GMB host shared a highlighted section from his work, which he captioned: “This entry from my book aged like a bottle of corked Liebfraumilch.”
In his book Wake Up, Piers had penned: “But cancel culture is not about whether obvious racists should be given platforms.
“It’s about potentially seeing your life and career turned upside down for expressing opinions that the woke brigade don’t like, about anything.”
He continued: “I’m lucky in that although there have been repeated attempts to ‘cancel’ me, including petitions to have me sacked, I’ve survived because I have strong-minded employers who refuse to bow to the mob, and I have a powerful TV, newspaper column and social media platform to fight fire with fire.”