British television host, Piers Morgan announced to leave ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” after receiving backlash across the country over his remarks about Meghan Markle.
Morgan dismissed the allegations made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle regarding the racism she faced while staying with the royal family during a one-to-one interview with Oprah Winfrey. He claimed that he did not believe a single word that was uttered by Markle and her claims of bullying and racism were entirely made up.
Within a few hours, more than 40,000 complaints were filed against his venomous outcry.
Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator has started an investigation against Morgan under the “harm and offense rules”.
Morgan’s co-presenter Susanna Reid called Morgan “unsympathetic” when he claimed that he didn’t buy Meghan’s story. Markle’s mental health story was discussed on Good Morning Britain which made Morgan leave the set. He was of the opinion that such sensitive topics should have been dealt with in private.
The ITV management has accepted his resignation effective immediately.
Morgan took to social media to defend the royal family and called Prince Harry and Meghan Markle playing the victim card in front of the American media. Morgan claimed that in the middle of the pandemic, the couple is playing the victim and talking about their mental health and how they were treated back then.
Piers Morgan is a renowned journalist and TV presenter. He presented his primetime show on CNN from 2011 to 2014. He has made appearances in “Celebrity Apprentice”. He has also served as a judge on “America’s Got Talent”.
Moreover, Buckingham Palace has released an official statement regarding Markle’sexplosive’ interview, claiming that the royal family is deeply saddened after learning the challenges faced by Meghan and Harry during their time as royals. The issues highlighted during the interview are concerning and they have been taken seriously. They will be addressed among the family privately. No matter what Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be loved as family members.