Good Morning Britain: People Are Calling For GMB Boycott After Vaccine Debate
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Good Morning Britain has never been afraid to host fiery debate first thing in the morning, and today's edition was no exception.
In response to seeing thousands of people queueing at Twickenham Stadium to receive their first coronavirus vaccine jab, GMB hosts Adil Ray and Susanna Reid then hosted a debate over whether people should "stop being friends" with people who are unvaccinated.
The segment led to a hotly contested debate between Countdown host Nick Hewer and Dominique Samuels about choosing our friendship groups based on their vaccine status.
While Dominique said it was unfair to simply boycott friends who weren't jabbed, Nick responded: "Everyone is being rather dramatic about friendships being ruined. We're all sensible people, all we need to do is have a care for the general good.
"During the war, everybody got together to confront a common enemy. There is a big common enemy out there today."
However, viewers were left furious that this was being debated on Good Morning Britain at all, and took to Twitter to call for a total boycott of the programme.
"This should be taken off air, vile," said one person who was fuming in their belief the show was 'encouraging' people to ditch unvaccinated friends.
"Let's get this trending!" #boycottgmb" a second said.
A third wrote: "Talk about creating hatred and divide, how are @GMB allowed to push this nonsense, shall we unfriend all those that don't have the flu vaccine too?"
While a fourth chipped in: "Any discrimination is wrong."
And a fifth said: "The media are now deliberately trying to create division in society. Shameless, arrogance, and more to the point brainwashing the sheep yet again."
The roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine has seen 75 per cent of British adults receive the first of two Covid-19 jabs.
However, the jabs are optional, with some people for their own reasons choosing not to be vaccinated.
Tyla has contacted a spokesperson for Good Morning Britain for comment.