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Watch: Piers Morgan is fuming with Lauren Goodger for her views on coronavirus vaccine
Morgan fumed on the ITV breakfast show: “Here’s a picture of Lauren Goodger. What do you think she’s been shovelling in her face? Where does that come from, Lauren?
“What have you been injecting in those lips? Did you check where it came from? These people are absolute halfwits.”
Co-host Susanna Reid said: “Are you sure we should even give time to people who say they won’t take the vaccine?”
But Morgan continued: ‘We have to. Here’s the problem. They are getting attention on social media. They are already giving views to millions of young, impressionable people and they’re not getting challenged.
“My point is, these reality stars are stuffing their faces with plastic things and surgery and injections and so on, and yet banging on about vaccines.
“It’s ridiculous. Do not listen to these imbeciles, because it will cost lives.
“They already have a platform and they’re spewing it all over social media all day long. It’s got to stop.
“These people are wielding a really unhealthy noise debate which will deter young people from taking this seriously. It’s ridiculous.
‘The most shameful part is it’s being encouraged by a lot of high profile people.’@Piersmorgan warns all Covid deniers, particularly those with large followings online, that if they continue to encourage people to ignore Covid it will make the pandemic situation much worse. pic.twitter.com/208GeDjbmy
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 6, 2021
“I look at her face, she’s put loads of stuff in her lips – she can probably afford to take a risk with the vaccine.”
Yahoo has contacted Goodger’s representatives for a response.
Goodger, 34, told the Daily Star: “I am more scared of the vaccine than I am of the virus. I will start imagining that I am dying, I am terrified."
Admitting she had had facial injections for cosmetic purposes, she added: "I don't want to inject myself with something I don't know the long-term effects."
Goodger also claimed she believed she had had COVID-19, saying: "I didn't die from it. It is like getting it a cold."
The reality TV star also told her 759k Instagram followers in a now-deleted post she doesn’t believe in wearing face masks, saying: “When I have a mask on and I walk I can't wear one as I get into a panic."
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