Suddenly CNN host Piers Morgan is the hottest thing in online petitions. After one petition surfaced that seeks to have him deported from the U.S. back to his native U.K., as previously reported, a second petition is now circulating that seeks to keep him here, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
But the second petition, which had only 309 signatures at the time it was initially reported by THR, isn’t exactly the kind of support Morgan might be pleased about — it’s from people in the U.K. who say they don’t want him back.
THR reports that the new petition reads: “We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA. There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment. Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back. Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react.”
The first petition, meanwhile, continues to accumulate signatures, passing the 71,000 mark, THR notes. Petitions gaining at least 300,000 signatures within 30 days on the White House site qualify for an official White House response. The original petition arose in response to Morgan’s stance calling for stricter gun control.
The goal of the new petition is to reach 25,000 signatures.
For his part, Morgan has expressed amusement over the activity, including tweeting on Tuesday: “Merry Christmas! Even to those who want me deported.”