Fans of the show are not impressed with the presenters
Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have faced A LOT of backlash for their recent interview on This Morning.
The husband-and-wife duo – who are currently filling in for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby – sat down for what was set to be a very emotional interview with the parents of little boy, Charlie Gard.
Eight-month-old Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and after raising £1.2million to send him to America to receive ‘groundbreaking’ treatment – his mum and dad, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have been left heartbroken after a High Court judgement ordered that their son should be allowed to die.But as the devastated couple discussed the courts decision not to allow their son to receive the treatment in America, ITV viewers slammed Eamonn and Ruth for their ‘insensitive’ questions.
After Connie explained that she sometimes stays at Great Ormond Street hospital until 4am in the morning with her son, Ruth asked the couple: ‘Have you let yourself even imagine turning off that life support machine and eventually having to agree with the medical professionals?’
To which Connie replied: ‘No, not when he’s so stable.’
When Ruth then went on to suggest that the new treatment might not be able to help Charlie, Connie replied: ‘You’d only know if you were at the hearing… there’s no guarantee that it will help – but theoretically it should.’And loads of Twitter users were quick to criticise the interview with many blasting the pair as ‘insensitive’ and even ‘disgusting’.
One annoyed viewer wrote: ‘Couldn’t of been more insensitive if they tried!! Those poor parents x’, while another added: ‘Genuinely hard to watch interview, no compassion, empathy shown whatsoever, one sided.’
A third said: ‘disgusting how you’ve treated Connie and Chris this morning, you should be ashamed!! I ain’t watching you again, vile interview’.
While a fourth said: ‘Hugely unfair interview to Charlie Gards Parents!
Despite the ‘uncomfortable’ interview, Chris and Connie state that they now plan to appeal the High Court’s decision and have asked for a two month trial period on the new medication to see if their son improves.
This is really sad stuff, and we send our love to the whole family.