PIERS Morgan has exposed a cruel and relentless Twitter troll who told him he hoped he “died” in shocking death threat messages.
The former Good Morning Britain host took to social media to out the troll, sharing his torrents of abuse in a series of screen shots and telling the man to “enjoy his day”.
Piers, 56, who is no stranger to voicing his own opinions on social media, named and shamed the critic to his 8million followers in the two screen grabs.
As well as showing the man’s Instagram profile picture and name, the TV presenter gave an insight into the series of messages he had been receiving from him.
Detailing how it was “only fair” to reveal the abuse, Piers wrote to his fans: “This guy likes to abuse me on Instagram but prefers to do it quietly via DM.”
“So I thought it only fair to share his abuse with nearly 8million people on here. Enjoy your day,” the former ITV host added, alongside a thumbs up emoji.
Some of the messages that Piers had shared included a fair share of bad language and threats, calling him a w*** head, c*** and telling him to “hang himself”.
“F*** you, you c***. Glad you got the sack you utter c*** absolutely 0 values you have, hang yourself,” one of the messages read, while a second added: “F*** off Piers.”
A third read: “How’s your payroll with all this Covid f***ing post puppet you mate,” while a fourth just cruelly dubbed the broadcaster: “W*** head.”
Many fans quickly flooded the comment section of the tweet, which has received over 12,000 likes, to support Piers and share their disbelief at people’s cruelty.
“I seriously do not understand this behavior,” one woman began. “You don’t have to like everyone, just scroll along and ignore or enter into sensible discourse.”
“Why are people so horrid? Would he be like that to your face? How must he treat other people? That’s quite sad,” another fan agreed.
Others felt the man had been waiting for “a reaction” out of Piers and that by posting it publicly, the journalist may have “given him what he wanted”.
“He’s got a reaction out of you and publicity, you’ve played right into his hands,” one man advised Piers that the troll may be using him for “attention”.
“He craved the attention, he’s now received it from you,” a second agreed, while a third said: “He’s obviously just looking for a reaction.”
Some took the time to further lash out at Piers, suggesting that he had done the same by publicly voicing his opinion about Meghan Markle on social media.
“And yet you do the same with Meghan Markle?” one suggested. “Twitter does give you confidence that you might not have in a pub to do the same thing.”
Another chimed in: “That is what you are doing to Harry and Meghan,” while a third simply asked: “How is what you are doing any better?”
It’s not the first time Piers has revealed the extent of the abuse that he receives online, previously telling of how trolls threatened to murder him in front of his children.
He revealed that his three sons were targeted and sent him screenshots of abuse they got online.
Piers added: “None of them even care about Meghan Markle, let alone agree with my views on her. Yet the Twitter troll mob has found them guilty by association.
“One troll vowed to murder me in front of them, and added, ‘When your dad dies, the world will have a party.’
“Normally, I revel in the noise. But unregulated social media, as anyone in the public eye will confirm, has got increasingly vicious and nasty.”
Piers was forced out of Good Morning Britain for saying he did not believe a word that the Duchess of Sussex said in her Oprah Winfrey interview.
He had stormed off set after an on-air row with weatherman Alex Beresford, 40.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Piers said: “I knew it wasn’t a good look, the great snowflake-basher running away from confrontation. And on reflection, I shouldn’t have done it.”
But referring to his late manager John Ferriter, he said it was better to quit than make an on-air apology.
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