Piers Morgan challenges grime star Giggs to debate knife crime after the pair’s explosive Twitter row over stop and search on ‘young black men’ who ‘look like’ gang members
- Piers Morgan said black youths will be stopped if they ‘look like’ gang members
- London grime artist ‘Giggs’ was furious and labelled GMB presenter a ‘mug’
- Social media was divided over the row and called on Giggs to accept a debate
Piers Morgan has challenged grime star Giggs to a TV debate after the musician blasted him for his claims on gang crime in London.
The Good Morning Britain presenter was attacked on social media after he told his millions of viewers the only people worrying about stop and search laws are those who have something to hide – and that ‘black youths’ who dress a certain way are fairly stopped.
His opinion caused outrage on social media as young black people said they should not be targeted by police weekly because of the way they dress.
Grime star Giggs, real name Nathaniel Thomson, waded in saying youths are ‘terrorised’ by police using section 60 powers.
Piers asked: ‘If 90% of the knife crime in this capital city right now is being conducted by young black gang members, what is wrong with stopping and searching young black youths who look like they might be in a gang?’
GMB presenter (pictured with Susanna Reid) challenged grime artist Giggs to a debate on TV
Giggs said his son is the kind of young boy ‘terrorised’ by police despite doing nothing wrong
Giggs labelled Piers a ‘pussyole’ and said if he cannot speak about when young black people achieve success he should not highlight them every time there is a problem.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘You don’t give a f*** about young black youths or wether (sic) they kill each other or not you prat.
‘You never see c**** like Piers Morgan celebrating ‘young black youths that look like they are in gangs’ when we are successful, or break records, or win awards, and so on. But as soon as there is something negative happening and some controversy for you to talk about, you wanna talk about us, or say what you think should be happening. What the f*** do u know about looking like ‘your in a gang’ (sic).’
The Peckham born star who has had two albums in the top three in the UK charts said his son wears tracksuits and can ‘look like he’s in a gang too’ but is a good kid.
‘Should he be terrorised by police as well?’ Giggs asked.
‘Have you yourself ever experienced the traumas or violations, and a lot of the time ABUSE OF POWER of ‘being stopped and search because you look like…’.
‘Don’t act like you care about us you punk, go and discuss Madonna or Caitlyn Jenner, and stop PRETENDING to give a f*** about the streets u p****.’
Grime artist Giggs refused to debate Piers Morgan despite calling him out on Twitter
Piers refused to leave the issue and posted a picture of the Instagram post by Giggs on Twitter, before asking for a TV debate.
He wrote: ‘I’ve read this, @officialgiggs. Come on @GMB & debate it with me. The current spate of knife attacks in London is largely being perpetrated by young black gang members. So why should police not be able to stop & search suspected young black gang members for knives?’
But Giggs refused, asking: ‘Do I look like a c***?’
Others backed the grime star and called Piers ‘vile’ while accusing him of ‘antagonising Black people with clickbait’.
However, many stuck up for the TV presenter and called on Giggs to speak up.
Steve Blower wrote: ‘Wow must have taken ages to put that response together. Stop the abuse and if you believe you have a genuine answer to the current problem then get on there and show how to be the bigger man and help save lives.’
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