Good Morning Britain erupted into chaos this morning during a debate on cancel culture in which guest comedian Leo Kearse said women wearing burkas “do look like letterboxes”.
Click here to watch the GMB Debate: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17468497/gmb-guest-burka-letterboxes/
Presenters Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard were forced to intervene and end the debate after Leo made the comment in reference to Boris Johnson’s controversial column while a journalist.
Leo Kearse said that he doesn’t see “off-hand comments” or “jokes that are misconstrued” as hateful.
He said: Boris Johnson said he thought women in burkas look like letterboxes – that’s not an expression of hate, it’s just a visual gag, because they look a bit like letterboxes.
“It’s not a hateful thing. The only hate I can see are from the people doing the cancelling – destroying people’s lives over off-hand jokes from 12 years ago like a public execution.”
Activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu who appeared alongside the comedian said “that it is unacceptable. Your words are utterly reprehensible.’’