This Morning fans slam mum for stockpiling and using BB gun to protect food

This Morning fans slammed a mother who was interviewed during Wednesday's show as she revealed she stockpiled and used a BB gun to protect her food.

Emma told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she's hoarded 400 tins and 700 nappies.

She also said she stocked up on essentials like flour to bake bread.

Explaining her decision to stockpile, Emma said: "I think it's best we go to shops and supermarkets as little as possible.

"I think stockpiling done properly and don't go too excessive is ok… if you prepare months in advance or buy it off Amazon."

Emma explained to the ITV presenters that one of her children has special needs, and she wants to ensure she has plenty of food and medicine at home.

She said: "If my child needs Calpol… that way at least I'm organised. I just want to make sure myself and my kid is organised."

And she also pointed out she's been able to help out family and friends with her food stash, and hasn't kept it all for herself.

Viewers didn't agree with Emma's methods of buying supplies, and flooded Twitter with comments.

One said: "Not sure why This Morning have got this girl on today. Worried food is going to be rationed, only putting more fear into others and potentially making the panic buying issue worse!

"People should have learnt from the last lockdown and stop being so selfish."

While another wrote: "This makes me so angry, many people can't afford that much shopping let alone hoard it. I hope this woman has given some to the food bank. We all need to get on with life, hiding away in doors and hoarding is not the answer."

Others defended Emma, as one viewer added: "There's nothing wrong with stockpiling if you're doing it bit by bit, last minute panic buying is the issue, which can often cause other people to go without."

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During the interview, Emma also said she'd purchased a BB gun to protect her stockpiled goods.

She said: "I researched how to legally buy a BB gun or air rifle and bought one from a local gun shop.

"I've previously had shooting lessons on a local gun range, it’s legal and stored correctly and it gives me peace of mind.

"Three weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night and heard someone trying to break into my garden shed.

"I stayed upstairs and pointed the BB gun out the window and told the man to 'eat the dirt'."

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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