Piers Morgan defends Gemma Collins after death threats over Life Stories

Piers Morgan has called for a crackdown on social media trolling after Gemma Collins was bombarded with death threats this weekend. 

It was announced that Gemma will sit down with Piers for an episode of his ITV series Life Stories this Thursday, discussing her career and personal trauma. 

However, the news was met with backlash and some even sending death threats to the Towie star. 

Opening up about the online abuse, Piers said on Good Morning Britain: ‘I talk about the trolling she’s got and whether you love her or hate her – she’s got two million fans on social media who love her and she’s got other people who can’t stand her – she’s a reality TV star who plays up to her character much like Katie Price. 

‘Whether you do or not, no one should have to put up with people on Twitter, spewing the kind of vile abuse and death threats that they have been spewing at Gemma Collins. The moment I announced it on Twitter, out it poured, people saying “I hope you die”, literally.’ 

Piers then called out the social media platforms for the lack of action that is taken against those sending abuse to others online. 

‘It’s more than that, this is a malevolent thing in our culture, our society now, there’s no regulation,’ Piers stated. 

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