Piers Morgan made his first appearance on Monday since he stormed off “Good Morning Britain” earlier in March. The British journalist who has collaborated with major organizations such as CNN and Daily Mail in the past, was interviewed by Tucker Carlson on Fox virtually, opening up about the incident.
Morgan seemed to adapt well to American culture as he referenced freedom of speech during the interview and how he felt like it was being taken away from him. This happened after he harshly criticized Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah, saying that she faced racism from the British royal family.
“Now, is she deliberately lying? Is she completely delusional? I don’t know, but frankly, I don’t care,” Morgan stated continuing to add fuel to the fire.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 5, 2021
Reference To The Queen
Repeatedly, Morgan attacked Markle by accusing her of implying that Queen Elizabeth II is racist. He called this “the appalling smearing of the Queen,” even though Markle never hinted this throughout her interview with Oprah. Instead, she spoke about the Queen in a respectful manner, making things clear on her relationship with her. Prince Harry mentioned at the end of the interview that the Queen was not the unnamed member of the royal family who showed concern over the baby’s skin color before it was born.
Walking Off Good Morning Britain
After having an intense conversation with his cohost Alex Beresford regarding his stance toward Markle, Morgan walked off the morning show. Beresford accused him of taking the matter too personally, as Markle appeared to ghost him after they had gone out for a drink many years ago.
“Now I walked off for a few minutes, then I realized, this is stupid. I shouldn’t have walked off,” Morgan stated. “You know, you should always be able to have a debate. I was angry in the moment that he was trying to personalize this, make it some personal vendetta I have with Meghan Markle, which I don’t.”
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers' treatment of them in yesterday's programming pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O
— Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) March 9, 2021
Carlson’s Approach To Morgan
Just like any other “cancelled” guest Carlson invites to his show, he followed the same framework when interviewing Morgan, presenting him to the world as a “victim.” The host praised Morgan for making “great television,” and for raising the show’s ratings extensively on that day.
“Well, I’ll tell you, it’s very interesting, because if you believe Twitter. I got my comeuppance rightly and deservedly. You know, the woke mob, their court had met. I’d been convicted summarily. Meghan Markle had complained to my boss, complained to the government regulator, and I was gone for not apologizing for disbelieving her,” Morgan responded.
The structure of the interview aimed to frame Morgan as another victim of cancel culture present today. This way people would be able to sympathize with him, and maybe even forgive him for his harsh words.
Twitter’s Opposing Opinion
The online world of criticism is not as easy to persuade however, as users around the globe weren’t willing to forgive a man to speak in such a way for a woman who experienced racism.
Piers Morgan is an example of how frightening vengeful men can become when a woman refuses his attention pic.twitter.com/fOJfLEMTKw
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) April 6, 2021
Let's be clear. You need 2 people to conduct a feud. #Meghan and Piers Morgan are NOT engaged in a feud. She has never ever mentioned him. He however has made, it seems, hundreds of negative comments about her that have won him amazing publicity and continue to do so.
— Sean Smith (@SeanSmithCeleb) April 3, 2021
Piers Morgan is the epitome of how scary and violent men can be when they can't take "no" for an answer
— izzy, A Sugar (@markle_team) April 6, 2021
the mere existence of piers morgan is proof that mediocre white men can achieve anything despite lacking talent or intellect or any discernible features whatsoever
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 6, 2021
Piers Morgan’s entire life now seems to be pretending he’s had a personal fall-out with people he’s seen once across a room at a corporate event.
— Huw (@Huwburt) April 6, 2021
Piers Morgan doesn't believe Meghan was suicidal from the relentless daily attacks from UK papers. Yet a tiny bit of criticism was so distressing he had to walk off his own show.
Bullies always behave like Morgan. If they had to experience what the give out, they will crumble. pic.twitter.com/TnNEeJIX23
— Hana Perez🌊 (@HanaPerez88) April 6, 2021
The negative comments were endless, leading to a pool of Tweets supporting Markle.
Morgan’s Next Steps
Closing off the interview which lasted one-hour and 16 minutes, Piers Morgan was asked what his next professional steps will be.
“Well, I’ve had some very interesting offers,” Morgan said. “My normal strategy when something like this happens is to take a few months off, to get a bit fit. Breakfast TV is pretty punishing on the torso.”