Here’s what happened when the Fire Brigades Union called out Piers Morgan on social media

Here’s what happened when the Fire Brigades Union called out Piers Morgan on social media
Piers Morgan has caused an online stir due to recent comments about female firefighters (Photo: Shutterstock)

Piers Morgan has been causing an online stir once again with a recent tweet regarding female firefighters, which has received backlash from the Fire Brigades Union.

The controversial Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter to express his views over some concerns regarding the lack of female representation on popular children’s television show Fireman Sam.

Female representation in Fireman Sam

Morgan’s tweet from Monday 18 March read, “If women are being ‘put off’ joining the fire service because Fireman Sam – A CARTOON CHARACTER – supposedly ‘perpetuates male stereotypes’ then can I politely suggest these women probably don’t have what it takes to fight fires.”

However, his controversial comment didn’t go unnoticed by fellow Twitter users and the Fire Brigades Union.

Fire Brigades Union respond

The Fire Brigades Union (a trade union in the UK for Firefighters) took to Twitter to respond to Morgan’s comments, saying, “Ensuring firefighting is an attractive career for women is crucial to making our services representative of their communities. Like it or not, popular culture has a role to play in that.

“One thing is for sure – @piersmorgan will never have what it takes to be firefighter .”

Social media reaction

Other social media users also expressed their views on Twitter about Morgan’s comments.