This past Wednesday, Piers Morgan shot back at those criticizing him after his comments on “Good Morning Britain” about Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked a large outrage and led to him leaving the show. Morgan tweeted, “freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on.”
“On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview,” Morgan wrote. “I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”
Morgan also quoted British prime minister Winston Churchill’s iconic statement, “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
At his home early Wednesday morning, Morgan said, as reported by Sky News: “I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth, and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible. If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out within that interview, so be it. … I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge.”
News came to light on Wednesday that Markle had filed a complaint with ITV, the producer of “Good Morning Britain,” After his comments this past Monday, but Before he left the show late Tuesday.
“Meghan Markle filed a formal complaint with British broadcaster ITV, after a presenter criticised her claims against the royal family and later quit. … Britain’s domestic Press Association news agency said it understood Meghan formally complained to ITV before he resigned, confirming a report in the Daily Telegraph newspaper. The complaint focused on how his remarks may affect those trying to deal with their own mental health problems, it added,” Barrons reported.