The number of GMB Ofcom complaints over Dr Hilary’s warning during the Covid discussion has surpassed 2,600.
Dr Hilary Jones’ recent coronavirus talk on ITV’s Good Morning Britain has prompted a total of 2,600 complaints, according to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.
Following a conversation about the coronavirus between Dr Hilary Jones and Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain, the show has received 2,600 complaints.
Since the November 1 broadcast of the ITV show, in which Dr Hilary mentioned a “anti-vaccine” booklet, complaints have been pouring in.
Ofcom has now stated that it has received a further 255 complaints, bringing the total number of complaints to 2,599.
Dr Hilary mentioned a booklet that included “total disinformation” in the section that enraged viewers.
The pamphlet fraudulently purported to be affiliated with the government and described potential “risks” associated with receiving the COVID vaccine.
The booklet was “hazardous,” according to the GP and TV personality.
He then handed it over to host Richard, who is a competitor on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! yelled the presenter, who then tore it up.
“Beware of bogus letter drops, which are total rubbish,” Dr Hilary cautioned. This is a pure fabrication.
“It appears to be a Government of the United Kingdom yellow card reporting mechanism for any adverse reactions to drugs or vaccines.”
“However, this purports to discuss a variety of vaccine-related adverse responses, all of which are absolutely false and a fraud.”
Richard then inquired as to whether or not the leaflet was anti-vaccine.
“Oh, sure,” the doctor said, “and this would put a lot of people off the vaccine, which is harmful since it is total misinformation.”
The Ofcom complaints pale in comparison to the 58,000 complaints received by Good Morning Britain this year after Piers Morgan spoke out about Meghan Markle.
ITV, on the other hand, was exonerated of those remarks.
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