Piers Morgan responded to Sharon Osbourne’s departure from “The Talk” in a lengthy account of her own dramatic departure from “Good Morning Britain,” in which she defended her controversial comments about Meghan Markle as “free speech.”
“What happened to Sharon and me in the last fortnight is not really about Ms Markle,” he wrote in a column for the Mail on Sunday, in which he says Markle was exploiting the “worldview of awakening.” and the “culture of cancellation” in his explosive interview.
“This is a much bigger problem than a delusional duchess, and that is everyone’s right to have the freedom to express our opinions honestly, with strength and passion if we feel like it,” he wrote.
Osbourne resigned from “The Talk” on Friday, two weeks after he had an on-air discussion with his co-hosts while defending Morgan’s rant on GMB, in which he criticized Markle’s interview.
“I feel like they’re going to put me in an electric chair because I have a friend that a lot of people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” Osbourne said, pressuring his co-hosts to tell him “what is pronounced that is racist. “
Morgan also tweeted about the controversy on Saturday, posting a photo of himself with Osbourne.
“What has happened with@MrsSOsbourneit’s an absolute shame that puts CBS to shame. She was fired from her job for defending me against a made-up racist insult because I don’t believe a liar. In the mail Sunday morning, I will tell MY truth about this awakening, cancel the bulls * t culture. ” he wrote.