Over 30,000 Americans have signed a petition calling for the British CNN talkshow host Piers Morgan to be deported after his criticism of the country's gun control laws - passing the 25,000 threshold which requires the White House to respond to it.
The petition, created on the White House e-petition website three days ago by a man from Austin in Texas, condemned the former Daily Mirror editor after he called for tighter gun laws in wake of the Connecticut school shooting:
On Tuesday, Mr Morgan chaired a debate on gun laws on his CNN show.
He called the Gun Owners of America executive director "an unbelievably stupid man" who did not "actually give a damn about the gun murder rate in America."
Mr Morgan responded to his critics on Twitter:
It is not known when the Obama administration is expected to respond.
Mr Morgan attended one of the president's Christmas parties at the White House a couple of weeks ago, which he wrote about in his Mail on Sunday column.