Piers Morgan criticizes the culture of cancellation and “woke up” the liberals in a lengthy account that appears in the British newspaper “Mail on Sunday”.
Morgan, who left “Good Morning Britain” earlier this month after saying on the air that she didn’t believe many of the things Meghan Markle had said in her shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey, was writing extensively for the first time since her divisive comments. about the Duchess of Sussex.
The article, which appeared online in the United States on Saturday night, gave a moment-by-moment account of what led to his departure from “GMB.”
“I was expecting such insincere and selfish things from the wrecking ball of a Hollywood actress like Mrs. Markle, but for Harry to publicly rip apart his family and the Monarchy in this way, while Prince Philip was seriously ill in the hospital, it’s so out of character for a man who once valiantly served his queen and his country in war, “Morgan said at the beginning of his column, adding that when it aired that very morning, after seeing the interview , he was “angry to the point of boiling over.”
“For Harry to publicly destroy his family and the Monarchy in this way … is so out of place for a man who once valiantly served his queen and his country in war.”
Morgan said people have unfairly called him a “racist” and wrongly accused him of saying he didn’t think Meghan felt suicidal. She clarified that she simply found some of Meghan’s claims, like someone commenting on baby Archie’s skin color and not being allowed to get help for depression, hard to believe.
He added that Harry should have been able to get help for Meghan, as he has previously spoken about quietly seeking mental health help in the past.
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“Once you know that someone is lying about some things, how can you believe anything else they are saying without hard evidence to back it up?” Morgan explained.
He said that after the interview, his own white skin color was used as a “weapon” against him for the accusations of racism.
“It seems that questioning the ‘truth’ spoken by Meghan is now a racist hate crime,” he complained, noting that he had never said anything racist about her before.
“It seems that questioning Meghan’s spoken ‘truth’ is now a racist hate crime.”
Meghan has been treated no worse than other royal brides, she said, “but she is the first to claim that the negative press has been motivated by racism, and it is a very dangerous accusation to do with so little to back it up.”
He said his bosses at the ITV network told him he needed to clarify his comments on the air and meteorologist Alex Beresford privately told Morgan that he needed to understand the perspective of a biracial person, so Morgan asked that Beresford be on. the program next. tomorrow to discuss it on air.
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Beresford then launched into what Morgan called a “censorship conference” on the show, claiming the only reason Morgan said he didn’t believe Meghan was because she “cheated on” him a few years ago. Morgan said that she couldn’t care less for her, but had seen her leave other people and found the experience “informative” as to her character.
However, he angrily admitted leaving the show after his argument with Beresford was a mistake, calling himself the “great snowflake buster who flees the confrontation.”
“Sadly, this is where we’ve come to now in society: the truth can be whatever someone decides it is, so you have to believe Meghan Markle because it’s ‘her truth.’ And if you don’t believe her, you’re a racist.” wrote.
“Sadly, this is where we’ve come to now in society: the truth can be whatever someone decides it to be.”
She said she later returned to the show to say that she still didn’t believe what she said, but clarified that mental illness should be taken very seriously.
Morgan said she was told she needed to apologize or that she would have to leave the show and after some thought she decided not to apologize because she said the ability to disagree with someone you don’t believe in is the “essence of freedom.” speech “.
“And even if I apologized, that would not be the end. The awakened brigade would still come for me, demanding that I apologize for everything else they find offensive, which of course is absolutely everything,” he added.
“And even if I apologized, that would not be the end. The awakened brigade would still come for me, demanding that I apologize for everything else they find offensive, which of course is absolutely everything.”
He said he called his ITV boss to tell him he would not apologize and they agreed that he would leave the show.
One of the first people to share their support with him, he wrote, was Sharon Osbourne.
“This took a lot of courage, knowing it would infuriate the ultra-awake crowd in Hollywood, where he lives and works.”
Osbourne has paid a “high price” for supporting him publicly, she admitted when she was forced to leave her show “The Talk.”
He said many people have reached out to tell them that they are sad to have left the show, adding that one of their proudest accomplishments was finally beating the rival BBC morning show on its final day.
ITV has asked him to continue making intermittent spots for the network.
“I have no problem with ITV, my problem is with the increasingly insidious culture of wake-up cancellation that now plagues all companies like ITV,” he wrote. “If allowed to continue unchecked, it will be virtually impossible for anyone with a stubborn personality to survive in any workplace.”
“My problem is with the increasingly insidious culture of cancellation of awakening … If it is allowed to continue unchecked, it will be virtually impossible for anyone with a stubborn personality to survive in any workplace.”
He said that a few days later his book, “Wake Up,” which criticizes the cancellation of culture, became a number one bestseller.
“I have never had so many members of the public come forward to offer their support, honk from cars, taxis, trucks and buses, or send me letters and gifts,” he wrote. “It has been relentless, a little crazy and very rewarding.”
He mentioned that even former President Trump, whom Morgan was once friends with but later turned against, was supporting him against the culture of cancellation.
Morgan reportedly broke the record for complaints from the country’s television regulators of 57,000, including one from Meghan herself, but said she received thousands more signatures on a petition for her to join “Good Morning Britain.”
“It’s time to cancel the cancellation culture before it kills our culture.”
He wrote that Meghan was forced to admit that they were not married three days before her royal wedding, as she claimed in the interview, after a newspaper published a certificate of her marriage and CNN published a story about “inconsistencies” in the interview.
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“She is just one of the many hypocritical, privileged and complaining celebrities who now cynically exploit victimhood to suppress freedom of expression, value their own version of the truth above the real truth, and seek to cancel anyone who deviates from their vision of the world awake or that dares to challenge the veracity of their inflammatory statements, “he wrote. “No, this is a much bigger issue than a delusional duchess, and that is everyone’s right to have the freedom to express our honest opinions, with strength and passion if we feel like it.”
He clarified that he does not see himself as a “victim” or “canceled.”
“But if our right to freedom of expression is denied, democracy as we know it will die,” he said. “It’s time to cancel the cancellation culture before it kills our culture.”