British news anchor Piers Morgan tore into modern liberalism during his recent interview with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
Morgan, who describes himself as liberal, said the reason why populism is on the rise is because "liberals have become unbearable."
"But liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal, and it's a massive problem," he said. "What's the point in calling yourself a liberal if you don't allow anyone else to have a different view? You know, this snowflake culture that we now operate in — the victimhood culture, the everyone has to think a certain way, behave a certain way ... it's all completely skewed to an environment where everyone's offended by everything, and no one's allowed to say a joke."
Morgan mentioned Kevin Hart getting booted from his hosting gig at the Oscars because of a joke he made years ago that some considered homophobic. He noted how there is now no host for the televised event and how the Emmys are following suit. He warned against the extended consequences of such tactics.
"The liberals get what they want, which is a humorless void where nothing happens, where no one dare do anything, or laugh about anything, or behave in any way that doesn't suit their rigid way of
leading a life," he continued. "No thanks."
While he does not agree with the rise in populism, Morgan said he understands why people react in the way they do.