I thought that too - happened without any acknowledgement in around September I believe.
"At least one person contacted ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall, director of television Kevin Lygo and group director of diversity and inclusion Ade Rawcliffe to complain and Broadcast understands the matter will be raised internally."https://t.co/otNZrLJi7c— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) February 19, 2021
This is the tweet in question:
Hi Adeel, you spent precisely two months working on Life Stories in 2010 & judging by your CV that was the pinnacle of your TV career. So you really don’t need to worry about getting any more job offers from me because I’d rather employ a lobotomised Aardvark. https://t.co/uZjmNwVeYj— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 18, 2021
Jokes aside (+ my last note on the matter): call out bullying. Wherever you see it, whoever it’s from.— Adeel Amini (@adeelamini) February 19, 2021
Call out bullies. Call out systems/people that enable them. Call out people abusing their power. Call out those who co-opt “Be Kind” and target others. Your voice matters.
He's very much one of the good guys and I don't doubt for a second that working with Piers is a miserable experience.
I'd be careful if I were Piers. It's well known that dead-weight Life Stories and his dull prison documentaries are consistently under-performing loss leaders to keep Piers happy in his contract. When it gets to the point that you're serving up a miserable hour with Gemma Collins for barely 1.7 million viewers it's obvious that an obligation is being filled, nothing more.
ITV and other production companies have been under intense scrutiny by the industry this year to improve working conditions and this will certainly given them ammunition to drop those extra shows from his next contract. GB News and LBC won't be able to match his current salary from ITV so perhaps he should be careful before he indadvertedly bites the hand that feeds him.
New: Nearly 1,200 UK television freelancers and executives have signed an open letter to ITV accusing Piers Morgan of bullying after the Good Morning Britain presenter targeted former colleague, Adeel Amini, on Twitter. Letter below and our story: https://t.co/3zV7EUgAHq pic.twitter.com/v7Bqn8ByIW— Jake Kanter (@Jake_Kanter) February 22, 2021