In a lengthy piece in the Mail on Sunday, Morgan details the dramatic month that saw him attack the Sussexes and eventually resign from hosting ‘Good Morning Britain,’ as well as wade into Sharon Osbourne’s exit from ‘The Talk.’
Piers Morgan has returned to criticizing Meghan Markle in a lengthy newspaper article published Sunday describing his side of events after his vocal bombing of Sussex after her interview with Oprah Winfrey that ultimately saw him exit Good Morning Britain.
The former GMB host has now continued his feud with Markle on Sunday’s Mail pages, which is one of the best-selling Sunday newspapers in the U.K.
Piers’ Last Few Weeks
In an over 6,000-word Mail on Sunday, Morgan describes the imminent daily immersion of the past few weeks that saw him leave the GMB in flames, sparked major controversy in the UK over his comments, and reached across the Atlantic with Sharon Osbourne’s resignation on CBS ‘The Talk .
Morgan begins the episode by rundown of live GMB episode on March 8, in which he gives his immediate response to Markle’s interview with Prince Harry and Winfrey which he described as a “nuclear-sized scandal bomb” that had been dropped on the royal family.
“I expected such disingenuous self-serving wrecking-ball stuff from a social-climbing Hollywood actress like Ms. Markle, but for Harry to publicly shred his family and the Monarchy like this, while Prince Philip was seriously ill in hospital, is so out of character for a man who once bravely served his Queen and country in war,” writes Morgan.
Morgan has repeatedly said that he did not believe Markle’s comments in the interview and that he was labeled racist for doing so. “No, it appears that questioning Meghan’s fork-tongued ‘truth’ is now a racist hate crime,” he writes.
ITV Asked Piers For Clarification
Once again, dismissing arguments that he went further and beyond the limits in his criticism of Markle’s mental health claims, Morgan revealed that ITV, the network that broadcasts GMB, had spoken to him that Monday. “ITV asked me to clarify what I meant on [March 9], which I am happy to do as it is deliberately misunderstood to suggest that I do not think victims of mental illness should be believed. I was told I didn’t need to apologize.”
Moving on to the now-famous March 9 episode of GMB, Morgan blames social media for outrage surrounding the topic leading up to the morning show. “Normally, I revel in the noise. But unregulated social media, as anyone in the public eye will confirm, has got increasingly vicious and nasty,” he writes.
Running through his on-air spat with GMB weatherman Alex Beresford, Morgan gives his version of events and what happened behind the scenes. “As [Beresford] delivered his censorious lecture, implying my only motivation for disbelieving Ms. Markle’s outlandish interview claims was because she ‘ghosted’ me four years ago after we’d been friendly for 18 months – I genuinely couldn’t care less about that, but it was informative as to her character, especially when I saw her do the same thing to many other people, including her own father – I felt the steam rising inside me,” Morgan writes.
Morgan ends his piece with a plea to “cancel the cancel culture before it kills our culture.”