Eamonn Holmes infuriated viewers on today’s episode of This Morning after making some controversial comments about the recent gorilla shooting at Cincinnati Zoo.
The shooting occurred two days ago, when a three year old boy entered the gorilla’s enclosure in Cincinnati Zoo.
Zoo officials shot the gorilla dead in order to protect the young child, and the public have been debating the ethics of the shooting ever since.
Eamonn and wife Ruth Langsford were presenting today’s episode of This Morning and had a zookeeper on to discuss the incident.
Seasoned presenter Eamonn is never one to shy away from expressing his opinions, but viewers of today’s episode were not happy with Eamonn’s comments.
The Irish star said about the shooting, “To me as a parent it l would have wanted someone to take the shot.”
Eamonn then went on to imply that shooting the gorilla was the lesser of two evils.
He said, “I think it would have been much more awful if we were here today talking about the death of that young child.
“Were there other options open to people in Cincinnati other than fatal bullet?”
The show stated trending on Twitter after Eamonn’s controversial comments.
Eamonn certainly knows how to get people talking!