Piers Morgan wrote a letter to fans Friday explaining he “lost” his job because he didn’t apologize for what he said about “Meghan Markle’s claims” on the Oprah Winfrey’s CBS interview.
“I’ve lost my job at Good Morning Britain because I chose not to [apologize] for disbelieving Meghan Markle’s claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey,” the former TV host captioned his post on Instagram. The comments were noted by Page Six. (RELATED: Megyn Kelly: Meghan Markle ‘Covered Herself In Blood Diamonds’ While Claiming To Not Be Into The ‘Grandeur’ Of Being A Royal)
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“I thus became the latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of everyday,” he added. “Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim, nor actually canceled.” (RELATED: Meghan Markle Accuses Royals Of Racism, Says She Considered Killing Herself)
“However, I do believe the [defense] of free speech and the right to express honestly held opinions, is the most important issue of my career, and the most important issue in British society,” Morgan continued, before he plugged his book “Wake Up.” In the book, Piers explained how infectious attacks from the novel coronavirus pandemic was less dangerous than the left’s attack on free speech.
He said he didn’t write the book to make money but “because the very foundations of democracy, built upon freedom of expression, freedom of thought and freedom of speech, are under attack like never before and must be defended.”
— BBC Radio Sussex (@BBCSussex) March 10, 2021
The former TV anchor noted that throughout the course of his career he had been fired at other times for statements he made. For example, his “opposition to the Iraq War,” he said led to his “demise” from the Daily Mirror. Another example included his “outspoken views on the insanity of American gun laws,” which he said led to the end of his career with CNN.
“The right to free speech is a hill worth dying on,” Piers said at the end of the letter.
“This is not simply an act of defiance, but a commitment to our collective futures,” he concluded.
Reports previously surfaced Morgan had decided it was a good time to “leave” the company, ITV, and his position at “Good Morning Britain” following his comments about Markle.
Critics called for ITV to fire Piers for discrediting the duchess’ accusations of racism and her suicidal thoughts, Forbes reported.