Piers Morgan Says Having First-Ever Transgender Athlete At Olympics Is ‘Disaster For Women’s Sports’

Piers Morgan, who recently dubbed Meghan Markle 'Princess Pinocchio,' is now ranting about the Olympics' first-ever transgender athlete, Laurel Hubbard.
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Piers Morgan, who recently dubbed Meghan Markle ‘Princess Pinocchio,’ has been on a rant about the Olympics’ first-ever transgender athlete, Laurel Hubbard.

The outspoken TV presenter, who quit Good Morning Britain earlier this year after making controversial comments, believes that allowing the New Zealand weightlifter to take part in the women’s category marks for a ‘disaster’ in female sports.

In his column for the Daily Mail, he said: “The uncomfortable irrefutable truth is that this decision is a disaster for women’s sports.

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“By supposedly promoting ‘equality’ with the inclusion of a transgender weightlifter, the Olympics have created a shocking new inequality – and everyone with half a brain knows it.

“Women born to female biological female bodies are at a massive disadvantage to transgender women like Laurel Hubbard born to make biological bodies.”

He continued: “How can it be right that Australia’s fine female weightlifter Charisma Amoe-Tarrant will now miss out on a dream appearance at the Olympics because Hubbard took her place?

“Why should Samoa’s Faegaiga Stowers, who Hubbard beat to Gold at the 2019 Pacific Games, now again have to face an opponent with such an unfair advantage.”

The 56-year-old then fumed that feminists are becoming afraid to speak out over fear of being ‘cancelled’.

Hubbard will be competing in the women’s 87kg weightlifting category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as there’s recently been a change in entry requirements.

In 2015, it was decided that transgender athletes can compete in the women’s categories, as long as their testosterone levels are under a certain level.

Before coming out as trans, the 43-year-old previously entered the Olympics for the men’s category.

In 2017, Hubbard opened up about the new ruling and said: “The rules that enabled me to compete first went into effect in 2003.

“They are known as the Stockholm consensus with the IOC but I think even 10 years ago the world perhaps wasn’t ready for an athlete like myself – and perhaps it is not ready now.

“But I got the sense at least that people were willing to consider me for these competitions and it seemed like the right time to put the boots on and hit the platform.”

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