Piers Morgan Quits ‘Good Morning Britain’ After Storming off Amid Meghan Markle Criticism
Piers Morgan has quit his own show Good Morning Britain after storming off the set after Alex Beresford, a co-host had defended Meghan Markle and called out Piers’ “diabolical” behavior towards her.
WARNING: This article includes sensitive topics including suicide.
On an episode of Good Morning Britain, co-host and weatherman, Alex Beresford discussed his feelings on Meghan Markle’s mental health and the awful mistreatment she has received at the hands of the tabloids. As Beresford continues to speak, Piers grows more agitated. Finally, Piers says, “I’m done with this, sorry.” In the wake of Piers’ backlash from his behavior towards Meghan Markle, ITV News released a statement announcing that Piers Morgan will be leaving Good Morning Britain.
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
Beresford brought up Piers’ relationship to Markle and hinted that he had grown obsessed with the Duchess of Sussex. Beresford told Piers that while he has made it abundantly clear on numerous occasions that he does not like Markle, making comments about not believing Meghan’s suicidal ideation and troubling mental health is ludicrous.
Piers Morgan completely dismissing Meghan Markle’s mental health issues on national tele (and also constantly and aggressively criticising/harassing her), then responding to people calling him out on it with “what happened to being kind??” is really quite something to behold— Will Towers (@WillTowerz) March 8, 2021
Viewers of Good Morning Britain were appalled and disgusted with the way Piers had dismissed Markle’s mental health issues.
The way people like Piers Morgan have behaved around Meghan Markle, this is the reason why conversations about mental health and racism remain so taboo. Also, the reason why so many people forced to suffer in silence.— Shuaib. (@ShuaibKhan26) March 9, 2021
Piers Morgan saying he “doesn’t believe” Meghan Markle had suicidal thoughts says a lot about how far we still have to go to destigmatize mental health care.— Michael Fulwiler (@MichaelFulwiler) March 8, 2021
Viewers of Piers’ show called out his hypocrisy when he paid tribute to Caroline Flack, a fellow ITV presenter who had died by suicide in 2020. Piers’ show has been in the middle of hosting a mental health campaign and viewers cannot make sense of his failed mission of spreading kindness when he has done nothing but spew hate. Viewers have flooded social media saying that Piers and ITV have not learned anything about Caroline Flack’s passing since they are continuing to allow Piers Morgan to bully Meghan Markle.
Piers Morgan paying tribute to Caroline Flack after she died of depression but saying he doesn’t believe Meghan Markle’s mental health struggle is a harrowing reminder that plenty of people still don’t care/won’t believe you until you’re actually dead— bond name’s the james (@pyxiebell) March 9, 2021
Crazy that Piers Morgan was some what of an advocate for mental health when Caroline Flack died, however since a woman that isn’t white British feels suicidal it doesn’t seem to matter to him? Can I add that Good Morning Britain are currently hosting a mental health campaign??— Alice (@alice_parker18) March 8, 2021
A year ago we lost #CarolineFlack and all the media said ‘#BeKind!’— Iain Pope (@IainPope) March 9, 2021
I’ve just seen the front pages of the papers etc. this morning, I’ve listened to Piers Morgan again (although goodness knows why) & to be honest I’m absolutely raging.
The hypocrisy is outrageous.
Viewers cannot be happier for Piers’ departure. Hopefully, he will take the time to listen and believe those that are suffering.
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