Piers Morgan should 'leave Meghan and Harry alone' says expert
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Piers Morgan, 55, has hit back at the “vicious hate” he has received on social media after leaving Good Morning Britain, and warned he will out “two-faced tweeting chickens” who berate him online but agree with him in private. The former Britain’s Got Talent judge has said the “nastiest and most hypocritical” offenders are those who appear to be the “kindest”, as he urged the likes of Twitter to clamp down on trolls.
The nastiest offenders tended to be the kindest
Opening up on abuse he received online over the past couple of months as well as Thierry Henry’s decision to quit social media, Piers said: “Twitter and Facebook (which also owns Instagram) must do something about it or many more high profile people will leave too.
“The nastiest and most hypocritical offenders tend to be those pretending to be the kindest, especially during the recent Meghan/Harry/Oprah furore, which exposed toxic Twitter tribalism as a putrid cesspit of mindless threatening rage.”
Piers shared how cricketer Kevin Pietersen had supported him through this time despite disagreeing with his comments on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
He continued: “I couldn’t put it better than another sporting hero of mine, cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who tweeted his support for me when I quit Good Morning Britain and was bombarded with days of vicious hate.”
Kevin had tweeted: “The Piers show is highlighting how abusive the ‘#BeKind’ woke brigade actually are.
“I’ve seen it all week on my feed. Things that would NEVER be said to your face – EVER! Absolute muppets! THE LOT OF YOU!
“Also, the worst type of people on social media are the ones that in private you know agree with things that are being said, but to be popular and not want the barrage of abuse from the ‘#BeKind’ crew, actually agree with what they don’t believe.”
Piers agreed with Kevin as he claimed to knows “a lot” of famous names who are “two-faced” when it comes to their stance online.
The former GMB host added in his MailOnline column: “I could name a lot of well-known people who fall into this category of two-faced tweeting chickens, but I won’t… yet.”
It comes after Piers detailed the questions he would pose to Meghan if she agreed to sit down with him, for a more “difficult” interview than the one she had with Oprah Winfrey in the US.
The former Good Morning Britain host has been famously sceptical of claims made by the Duchess Of Sussex against the Royal Family, as she sat alongside her husband Prince Harry during a CBS special which aired on ITV last month.
If he was able to sit and speak with Meghan now, Piers stated he would have tough questions to ask her, while addressing the situation during his interview with Billy Bush on Extra last week.
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Piers said: “I would say to Meghan Markle, ‘Look… sit down with me, with your husband, for an equally long interview… and let me ask you more difficult questions about all your claims.
“But let me ask you a wider question, which is this, ‘If you hate the royal family that much, why do you keep your royal titles?
“‘Why would you do that if it’s just not to make millions and millions of dollars?’”
He was also asked if anyone from the Royal Family had reached out following the couple’s interview last month.
Piers said: “I’ve had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the Royal Family.”
He would not reveal if it was senior members of the Royal Family who had communicated the messages at the time, but has since announced it was Sarah Ferguson who supported him.
“I’m not going to go into who it was… but gratitude that somebody was standing up,” he added.
Piers stepped down from Good Morning Britain last month after slamming Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah.
He had said that he didn’t believe a word of her interview and slammed her for insinuating that the Royal Family could be “racist”.
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