After sharply criticizing Meghan Markle, the British host Piers Morgan, who worked on Good Morning Britain, was forced to resign. In particular, he questioned the words of the Duchess of Sussex, who confided in her interview with Oprah Winfrey about her suicidal thoughts.
His media lynching was one of the main subjects of his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, March 7. Meghan Markle could now take her revenge. For one of her detractors is now in turmoil. While Buckingham Palace has just reacted to the Sussex interview on CBS, others have not failed to criticize the television event. Among them, the British host Piers Morgan. This Monday, March 8, after having aired an extract of the interview in which Meghan Markle evoked her suicidal ideas and complained about not having received any help, the presenter violently attacked her.
Piers Morgan simply questioned her words. “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says,” he exclaimed. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.” He also referred to Meghan Markle as “Princess Pinocchio” in a tweet. Serious comments that the British channel ITV, which had employed the host for six years, has apparently decided to sanction. “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan decided that it was now time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing more to add,” the channel said in a statement on its website. A departure which took effect immediately.
More than 41,000 complaints received
This sentence comes at a time when Ofcom, the equivalent of the British CSA, announced on March 9 that it had opened an investigation into Piers Morgan’s remarks. The organization has received more than 41,000 complaints. “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, under our rules on damages and offences,” said a spokesman for Ofcom. Piers Morgan’s comments were also criticised by the mental health advocacy association, Mind.
The statements by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have provoked much debate in the UK. For in addition to evoking their discomfort within the British royal family, they also revealed that a member of the British Crown – without specifying the author – had made remarks with racist connotations, about the possible skin color of their son Archie. Revelations taken very seriously by Buckingham Palace. “The issues raised, particularly the question of race, are worrying. Although some memories differ, they are taken very seriously and will be dealt with by the family in private,” the Palace said on March 9.
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