Captain Tom Moore: UK public claps in tribute
Thousands across the nation clapped in honour of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore last night following his death aged 100 earlier this week. The late army veteran raised almost £33 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden to mark his 100th birthday.
Must have touched a nerve as been blocked by @piersmorgan.
Yesterday, Piers Morgan, 55, said Beverley Turner’s tweet was “pathetic” as she told fans she will not be clapping in the street for the late national hero.
She wrote: “#SirTomMoore and his family did a brilliant job of raising £ for the nhs. It’s great that he lived to 100!
“It’s awesome that he got one last fab holiday.
“But I’m not clapping in the St to maintain the fear that imminent death is all around & we’re all in this together. We’re not.”(sic)
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Piers shared Beverley’s tweet, in view of his seven million followers, writing: “This is so pathetic.”
The host went on to hit back at his tweet, writing: “No Piers. He was awesome. Heroic behaviour at his impressive age and I completely defend his right to go on holiday (and yours…).
“But what EXACTLY do you think we’re being asked to think about when we clap? A feverishness of FEAR.
“MOST people are still not at risk of dying.”
The 47-year-old television presenter followed up her post telling her Twitter followers she had been blocked by the Good Morning Britain host.
She wrote: “Must have touched a nerve as been blocked by @piersmorgan.
“I don’t think he liked the fact that it seems – by many of your reactions – that I wasn’t completely wrong… And he does not like to be wrong.
“Maybe he’s manipulating you all too? Just a thought.”
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The journalist is yet to speak any further about Beverley’s tweet.
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Piers for comment.
Other Twitter users, however, have continued to share their thoughts on her post.
India Willoughby wrote: “Attention seeker who thinks she’s being edgy. No respect.”
Another added: “What’s so pathetic about her statement? She pays respect to Sir Tom, but she is making a stand.
“We are not robots that take orders. We make our own decisions.”
Brave Sir Tom planned to raise £1,000 for the NHS by walking 100 laps around his garden to mark his 100th birthday.
After gaining attention worldwide, the amount swiftly mounted up to £32.7 million.
He was knighted for his fundraising efforts by the Queen at Windsor Castle.
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