Stacey Solomon is being destroyed on social media for her views on organ donation
Janet Street-Porter was not happy.
Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon today admitted that she was "selfish" for not registering as an organ donor, citing a dislike of thinking about death as the main reason behind her decision.
When pressed by presenter Andrea McLean, the former X Factor contestant did admit that she would take a donated organ if she needed to.
Solomon said: "The whole thing is selfish. Obviously I would want to stay alive. I know it sounds so awful.'
"I don't even know why I’m not a donor. I just don't like to think about death and whenever I think about anything like that it automatically steers me down that road."
Whilst other members of the panel were relatively sympathetic, Janet Street-Porter was shocked that the singer wasn't planning for the future, calling her decision "ridiculous". Judging by the reactions on social media, it seems many others agreed.
You can find information on how to become a donor here.
— Matty Muldoon (@cockneyshampoo) February 13, 2018
Totally lost respect for Stacey Solomon. You'll accept an organ but won't donate your own? Please don't take an organ with that attitude, very selfish @loosewomen
— Jo Fradley-Clarke (@JoClarke831) February 13, 2018
If you are willing to receive an organ then you should be willing to donate yours. Be sensible not selfish... oh and if you could not overide a decision made ...that would be great. Thanks.
— Kim Khajehnoori (@Contakk) February 13, 2018
I like Stacey don't think about death but the thought of saving someone's life is a no brainer
— Sarah (@Sarah83Green) February 13, 2018
If you are prepared to accept a donated organ to save your own life then you should be prepared to donate your organs to save someone else’s life, no brainier, register now.
— Steve Whitehead (@woofma) February 13, 2018
Yep I think it's very selfish not to donate ur organs... Especially if ud be prepared to accept one should you need it.
— Donna (@Donna57546649) February 13, 2018
I don’t understand how someone can easily accept an organ off someone willing to give, but wont donate themselves and can’t give a reason why🤔 scared of death? I don’t think that’s a good enough reason
— mennamorgan (@mennamorgan) February 13, 2018
You would take an organ if you needed one.. but your not on the register to donate your own! Shame on you...
— steve alton (@stevealton1) February 13, 2018