Piers Morgan calls non-binary children ‘a contagion’ as he attacks trans couple

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Piers Morgan has said that non-binary children are “a contagion,” “two or three” trans kids died from suicide last year, and that identifying as non-binary is “a massive new fad”.

In 2014, a study found that 48 percent of trans people under 26 in Britain had attempted suicide.

Yesterday, the Good Morning Britain host said he “might wear a skirt to work tomorrow as part of my gender-neutral, non-binary identity,” and asked if he could identify as black.

Piers Morgan calls non-binary children ‘a contagion’ as he attacks trans couple

This morning, Morgan was speaking to Fox Fisher and Owl, a trans non-binary couple who came on the show to explain their gender identities.

Instead, they ended up being forced to emotionally defend their personhood in the face of ridiculous hypotheticals, as Morgan asked if he could call himself a black woman or an elephant.

The host has been irrationally irate about gender-neutral issues ever since Emma Watson received the first gender-neutral MTV Movie and TV Award earlier this month.

This was a different tone though, as Morgan accosted two non-binary trans people with increasingly offensive statements.

He asked Fox and Owl, two non-binary trans activists: “If I turned round right now and said I am a black woman…I made a joke yesterday, but I’m being partly serious.

“If I decided to identify myself as a different skin colour, would you respect that?

They tried to deal with this false comparison, telling him that the questions was hypothetical, as Morgan does not actually identify as black or female.

In response, he told them: “Yours is hypothetical too.

“You want the right to identify as you choose and we all have to respect that but you don’t want to give me the same rights to choose how I identify.”

The couple, who faced abuse on Facebook before, during and after the appearance, tried to keep a reasonable dialogue going throughout the attack, to their credit.

Owl explained: “This is a hypothetical, intellectual conversation for you, but for us it’s our actual identities…it’s not just a four minute segment.”

As well as making it all about him, Morgan denied the couple’s pronouns, saying there is no singular ‘they’ – which there is – and spoke in catastrophic terms about non-binary children.

“Schools are now running riot with non-binary kids. Its like a contagion,” he said.

Once again, Owl would not stand for his nonsense.

“It’s not a disease,” they told him. “That’s what they said about homosexuality 20 years ago.”

Nonplussed, Morgan continued to try to create an atmosphere of fear, saying: “My problem with everyone being able to identify as they choose is: where does that end?

“If kids can come in and say they’re not a boy or girl anymore, what else can they say they’re not?

“Is anything fine? Can I say I’m an elephant? I don’t think it’s silly,” he finished brusquely, like a toddler who’s been told they can’t drive the family car.

Co-host Susanna Reid tried to interject with the idea that maybe race and gender aren’t the same, but it made no difference.

Fox made the salient point that “the real question should be: why is it that 40 percent of trans youths are attempting suicide?”

Morgan replied: “How many trans youths in Britain [died by] suicide last year?

“I’ve heard it’s like, two or three people,” he continued. “It’s incredibly small.”

In response to Fox’s objections, he immediately backtracked, damage done with a false figure, just like his supposed friend President Donald Trump.

“Well that’s just a statistic I read, I don’t know if it’s true or not,” he said.

Piers Morgan calls non-binary children ‘a contagion’ as he attacks trans couple

Morgan added: “It’s a real thing, its happening now all over Britain, schools are very very fast-moving, with a lots of kids now wanting to be non-binary…

“My problem is actually it’s a massive new fad…for a lot of people it is.”

Rightly, Fox held Morgan to account, saying: “Stop fearmongering,” and telling him: “It’s not a fad, Piers.”

Owl also did themselves proud, saying to Morgan: “It’s not about being cool, it’s an inner sense of identity.”

Fox even managed to sneak in a burn while talking about their book Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?

“Read the book, it’s for (ages) three and up, so it should be good for you, Piers,” they said.

Watch the interview below: