You might say Piers Morgan had a meltdown after hearing about gender inclusive "snowpeople" on a BBC Children's Show. Morgan, a frequent skeptic of political correctness, just roasted the notion of "snowpeople" on Good Morning Britain.
Critics are saying Morgan acted like "a total snowflake."
As you say yourselves in this click-baiting headline, it's 'snowmen'. https://t.co/dglbyl4Nov— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1541432810.0
Catie Munnings, a 20-year-old BBC Children's presenter, has received some backlash for referring to snowmen as "snowpeople" in a recent episode of CBeebies. Morgan took issue with the gender inclusive term, insisting that snowpeople must be referred to as snowmen.
Why? According to a grumpy Piers Morgan, it's because that's the way its been for 10,000 years.
Loving @piersmorgan this morning. What a star, watching on plus 1 just can’t miss him! Just had a freak out about snowpeople lol— Debbie Hutchinson (@Debbie Hutchinson) 1541408110.0
convinced that piers morgan has been hired by the tory party to scream about snowpeople every morning to distract t… https://t.co/L6zCryVbg8— rebecca mcallister (@rebecca mcallister) 1541405494.0
@piersmorgan I don’t mind the use of snowpeople when referring to multiples. Kids today don’t necessarily just bui… https://t.co/beRXEZAIHE— Deborah Bentham (@Deborah Bentham) 1541433797.0
A few people on Twitter agreed with him, complaining about "politically correct madness."
Welcome back @piersmorgan totally agree with you, you are an oasis of reality and sense in a desert of politically… https://t.co/HT7Qe5a9XL— Jaimo (@Jaimo) 1541404596.0
@rickygervais @piersmorgan Snowpeople SERIOUSLY!!!— Ash (@Ash) 1541438539.0
@GMB hahaha OMG I love @piersmorgan he’s spot on... #snowpeople pathetic......don’t fire him, who else would I wa… https://t.co/zbeNsw21XL— Sarahjayne (@Sarahjayne) 1541404569.0
@piersmorgan Frosty the Snowperson just doesn't sound right.— Mark Cancellieri (@Mark Cancellieri) 1541432900.0
But others found Morgan's cranky take on snowpeople to be ridiculous.
Hope it snows a lot this year so I can make lots of gender nonbinary snowpeople to annoy Piers Morgan who desperate… https://t.co/kqINuLMaBS— John Lubbock (@John Lubbock) 1541446104.0
Ricky Gervais posted these ice cold tweets about snowpeople, leading to more carrot-related humor.
I can’t wait for it to snow so I can build a snowperson. With a huge carrot for his cock.— Ricky Gervais (@Ricky Gervais) 1541415061.0
Just to be clear, I used the term ‘snowperson’ somewhat ironically in response to this news item… https://t.co/dXGkVUICzc— Ricky Gervais (@Ricky Gervais) 1541422223.0
@rickygervais You're Welcome😘 https://t.co/QhPWIQ1F7v— EmmaleaT🍒 (@EmmaleaT🍒) 1541453324.0
@KariCatures @rickygervais Small carrot 😂😂😂🤪— Andrew Moore (@Andrew Moore) 1541447239.0
Sure, these new terms can sound weird or unnecessary at first, and that's okay! The development of language can be awkward, but we doubt anyone's Christmas will be ruined by the simple option of using "snowpeople" instead of snowmen this holiday season.
Chill out Piers!