Piers Morning was endorsed by several high profile names after leaving Good Morning Britain, all of whom gathered behind the controversial presenter.
Sharon Osbourne tweeted to say she is “with Piers” after his high profile exit from ITV.
“”[Piers] I’m with you. I stand by you. People forget that you get paid for your opinion and only tell your truth, “The Talk host tweeted.
Another television personality, CNN’s Jake Tapper, threw his support behind Morgan, calling his exit “insane”.
“This is what happens when you live in a country where there is no first change. Insane,” Tapper wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Governments shouldn’t have a role in monitoring news broadcasts.”
This is what happens when you live in a country where there is no first change. Madness:
Diversity: “UK media regulator Ofcom opened an investigation after more than 41,000 people complained about Piers Morgan’s comments on Meghan Markle.”
– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 9, 2021
“You can tweet what you think of his comments to Piers, that’s not what this is about,” he added.
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly praised Morgan on Twitter and tweeted, “I don’t know what happened to @piersmorgan at GMB. I know he and Susannah were a brilliant team that took risks and became a must is. ” watch TV. At a time when freedom of speech is suppressed everywhere, Piers fearlessly speaks his mind. We need more, not less, in the media. “
I don’t know what happened to @piersmorgan at GMB. What I do know is that he and Susannah were a brilliant team that took risks and became a must see on television. At a time when freedom of speech is suppressed everywhere, Piers fearlessly speaks his mind. We need more, not less, in the media.
– Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 9, 2021
ITV announced that Morgan is stepping down after being criticized for responding to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview.
“After talking to ITV, Piers Morgan has decided that the time to leave Good Morning Britain is now,” ITV wrote in a statement. “ITV accepted this decision and nothing else to add.”
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British football icon Gary Lineker has also supported Morgan.
“Whether it’s a football manager, a television presenter or a job, it’s always sad when someone loses their job,” he tweeted. “@piersmorgan is great at what he does and I’m sure he will be back on TV soon.”
Whether it’s a football manager, a TV presenter, or a job, it is always sad when someone loses their job. @piersmorgan is excellent at what he does and I’m sure he will be back on TV soon.
– Gary Lineker @ (@GaryLineker) March 9, 2021
Alan Sugar, the host of the UK version of The Apprentice and regular Twitter rival of Morgan, said: “@piersmorgan has pushed his luck. I think he could see something else in this area.”
Markle went into business for herself when she was a working member of the royal family amid allegations of racism, isolation, and a lack of support from what she called “the company.”
Morgan aggressively scaled back her claims, saying he did not believe the Duchess of Sussex in a move that has been widely condemned, especially as his network ITV is running a publicized “Get Britain Talking for Mental Health” campaign.
“Who did you go to? What did they tell you?” Morgan asked on GMB. “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”
Broadcasting authority Ofcom opened an investigation into GMB after more than 40,000 complaints were filed about Morgan’s comments. This graph, provided by Statista, shows the UK’s most deplored TV moments over the past decade.
The UK has complained the most about moments over the past decade.
The station has not been remorseful since Wednesday morning and has tweeted about “freedom of speech”.
“On Monday I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview,” the television personality tweeted early Wednesday.
“I’ve had time to ponder that opinion, and I still don’t know. If you’ve done that, OK. Free speech is a hill I like to die on. Thank you for all the love and hate. I ‘I do on my way to spend more time with my opinions. “
On Monday I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to ponder that opinion, and I still don’t know. If you’ve done that, OK. Freedom of expression is a hill I like to die on. Thank you for all the love and hate. I’m on my way to spend more time with my opinions. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
Despite the support of a number of celebrities, there are many who are excited to see Morgan’s back as well.
Stephen Colbert celebrated Morgan’s exit in his Tuesday night monologue, joking that it was “a great morning, Britain”.
In the meantime, Bette cursed Milder Morgan as “soft”.
“#PiersMorgan passed it out for years and he went out and quit after a minute of criticism from a colleague? Even #Viagra can’t help a man so soft,” the Hocus Pocus actress tweeted.
Update 3/10/21, 10 AM ET: This article has been updated to include an infographic.