Piers Morgan flounces off live broadcast after co-host calls out his Meghan Markle vendetta

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Jasmine Norden

Piers Morgan stormed off the Good Morning Britain set this morning after presenter Alex Beresford criticised his comments about Meghan Markle and prince Harry.

Beresford was expressing his sympathy for the couple and the negative press they’ve endured. He said:

I think that we need to all take a step back. And I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle. You’ve made it so clear a number of times on this programme – a number of times. And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one, and she cut you off. She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her-

At this point, Piers got up and walked out of the studio, declaring himself “done with this”. Beresford, in disbelief, said:

Do you know what, that’s pathetic… This is absolutely diabolical behaviour. I’m sorry, but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen. Six thirty to seven o’clock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch.

Morgan’s display provoked an immediate online reaction criticising his behaviour.

The interview

Morgan has frequently criticised Markle since her engagement to Harry, to the point of some calling it an “obsession”. After the couple’s revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, he continued the onslaught, saying:

I expect all this vile destructive self-serving nonsense from Meghan Markle – but for Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful.

Markle admitted in the interview that her treatment by the royal family had at points led to suicidal thoughts. She also said a member of the family asked how ‘dark’ her son Archie’s skin would be.

Morgan later suggested on GMB that the question wasn’t racist, and was told by Trisha Goddard:

I’m sorry Piers, you don’t get to call out what is and isn’t racism against Black people. Call out all the other stuff you want, but leave the racism stuff to us.

Frequent negative press

Markle has also experienced constant criticism from the British press. The Daily Mail has already run several critical pieces about the interview. She recently won a privacy case against the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline after they published a letter she sent to her father.

The constant targeted attacks on Markle by the UK media have been deemed racist by many, and Mogan’s obsession with her has only furthered this media climate.

Featured image via YouTube/Good Morning Britain & YouTube/CBC News: The National

 

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