Piers Morgan vs. the #unfollowpiers campaign

Here’s CNN host Piers Morgan earlier today salivating over the prospect of getting his 2 millionth Twitter follower:

100 followers to go. One small step for man, one giant leap for my ego. #GoonerTwitterPower

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

Not long after, some Morgan-haters launched an #unfollowpiers campaign:

Opperation #UnfollowPiers is underway. Do your bit by RTing this and getting the tool off Twitter. #Unfollowpiers #Changetheworld

— Mike (@mikec60) March 8, 2012

Wonder if we can get #UnfollowPiers trending and stop the egotistical arsehole @piersmorgan getting his 2 million followers… Please RT !

— viralsoccer ✮✮✮✮✮ (@viralsoccer) March 8, 2012

Don't let @piersmorgan get to 2million followers. #unfollowpiers

— Sam Shear (@Realsamshear) March 8, 2012

The former America’s Got Talent judge responded by declaring war on the unfollow campaigners:

Time to strike back – commencing frenzied blocking spree on those unfollowing me. You were warned.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

BLOCKED RT @s1dwe11 Everyone unfollow @piersmorgan he's close to 2million followers , this can not happen. #bethesaniceguyreally

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

BLOCKED RT @katie_bop think it's quite hilarious that @piersmorgan's followers have gone down since his strive to reach 2 million..

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

BLOCKED! RT @leespeds I have unfollowed @piersmorgan just to stop him getting to 2m. It's a tribute to @GaryLineker_ ! who's with me?

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

OK. BLOCKED! RT @_jadenetherway @piersmorgan block me, I dare you!

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

Not long after, Morgan hit the 2,000,000 mark. Hooray!


— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2012

But did Morgan break out the champagne too soon?!/RyanWWFCTurner/status/177926572890796032

Morgan’s current follower count (at the time of this writing): 1,999,978. So close!

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