Pier Morgan took another shot at Meghan Markel while responding to an accusation from a follower that alleged that the had been fired from ITV.
Morgan has criticized the Duchess of Sussex openly for many years. In his most dramatic rebuke, he simply walked off-set during a “Good Morning Britain” broadcast after he was called out for slamming Markle with typically negative coverage in the aftermath of her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Morgan later revealed that he would not be returning to the show because he refused to apologize for holding a negative opinion of Markle.
That didn’t stop him from tartly responding to a detracting Twitter follower who alleged that Morgan was fired by the network instead of having voluntarily left the position on principle.
“ITV didn’t get rid of me,” said Morgan over the weekend. He stated that he left the GMB show because he didn’t apologize “for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio.”
Not stopping at giving Markle a clever new derogatory nickname, Morgan added that he still works with ITV, and announced an upcoming interview scheduled just hours later with Joan Collins.
Morgan has historically been very open about his distaste for Markle, and his latest “Princess Pinocchio” comment is in step with the intense criticism he laid against Markle and her husband Prince Harry after they accused the royal family of racism and other untoward behavior during a tell-all interview with Winfrey last March.
At the time, Morgan was defended by Sharon Osbourne, who was forced to leave “The Talk” show after being criticized for “enabling” his comments, which woke critics claim carry “racist connotations,” according to Fox News.
While Morgan’s defender is now out of a job, he is now positioned to return to his former station at ITV. In May, Morgan confirmed that he was continuing to negotiate with the network and said that a return to the show “Good Morning Britain” was not inconceivable.
Morgan said to The Sun that he had a “third-party feelers put out” to test the waters about a return to the show, adding that he was “As the Americans say. . . test[ing] the water” after the network suffered “obvious ratings issues.” He said that he was disappointed that the network’s “viewing numbers evaporate[d]” after “all the hard work. . . to beat the BBC.”
Author: Ian Glover