Alice Beer left This Morning viewers stunned when she said today that microwaves have been “used as a shelf” since the 1980s.
Social media users have criticized the presenter’s claim, noting that they never went out of style and remain a kitchen staple for many to this day.
Many also criticized the show’s apparent inability to understand who its audience is.
In a segment demonstrating the economy of the device, Alice began, “Moms across the country will be watching with interest… The microwave – basically we put it away after the ’80s – didn’t we?”
Alice Beer left This Morning viewers stunned when she said today that microwaves have been “used as a shelf” since the 1980s
She continued: “We’ve used it as a shelf since the ’80s, it got very unfashionable and untrendy.
“Now it’s time to shine because this is the most inexpensive little thing to have in your kitchen.
“If you have one, you put it in your garage, or you have one in your kitchen and don’t use it; Get it out, dust it off, let’s use it.’
Viewers took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the segment, writing: “When will microwaves ever (sic) go out of style? I’ve never heard of anyone mothballing a microwave.”
In a segment demonstrating the device’s cost-effectiveness, Alice began, “Mothers across the country will be watching with interest…”
Alice said of the microwave, “We’ve used it as a shelf since the ’80s, it got very unfashionable and untrendy…”
Social media users have criticized the presenter’s claim, noting that they never went out of style and remain a kitchen staple for many to this day
Another wrote, “Alice may have ditched her microwave in the late 1980s, but most people didn’t.” One also quipped, “No Alice people STILL use a microwave.”
A fourth wrote, “I never stopped using my microwave…this is one of the worst segments they did.”
One user also noted that there seems to be a disconnect between This Morning’s moderators and its audience.
“Based on the microwave segment, the hate for Holly and Phil, and the people and things being said on the #thismorning hashtag, I don’t understand who exactly this show is aimed at,” they wrote.
It comes as This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have come under fire following this month’s allegations that they skipped the 13-hour queue to see the Queen in state.
It comes as This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield (pictured today) have come under fire after they were accused of skipping the 13-hour queue to see the Queen in state this month
The TV presenters were blasted on social media after video showed them appearing to jump the queue at Westminster Hall on Friday September 16.
Holly and Phil have defended themselves, saying they were there to cover the event “to the millions who can’t attend in person”.
On an episode of “This Morning” – the first since “Queue Gate” began – Holly and Phil long denied they’d jumped in line.
Speaking over a package from the pair at Westminster Hall, Holly explained: “Like hundreds of accredited broadcasters and journalists, we received official clearance to enter the hall.
Holly and Phil (pictured) have defended themselves, saying they are there to cover the event “to the millions who cannot attend in person”.
The TV presenters were blasted on social media after video showed them appearing to jump the queue at Westminster Hall on Friday September 16. The queue on September 18th
“It was purely for the purpose of covering the event to millions of people in the UK who were unable to visit Westminster in person.
“The rules were that we would be quickly escorted around the edges to a platform at the back.
“By contrast, those paying respects walked alongside the coffin across a carpeted area and were given time to pause.
“None of the broadcasters and journalists there sat anyone in line and no one pushed past the Queen. Of course we observed these rules.
“However, we recognize that it may have looked different and therefore fully understand the reaction. Please note that we would never line up.’
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