Piers Morgan says he was ‘scolded’ on street by elderly lady for rant on Meghan while walking with Simon Cowell
Piers Morgan, 'The Good Morning Britain' presenter, has recently revealed that during a walk with Simon Cowell, he was ambushed by an old lady who was upset about his rant against Meghan Markle.
As it turns out, many people have been upset since he slammed Prince Harry and Meghan for their upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is set to air on March 7, 2021. The interview is going to be the first full sit-down interview since they stepped down from their royal duties as senior royals in March 2020. But it seems like Morgan might not be elusive to criticism himself.
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Describing the incident in his column for the Daily Mail, he wrote, "Every few minutes, people approached us for a socially-distanced selfie, or a quick chat. Some were funny. 'You annoyed me so much with what you said about Meghan this morning!' an elderly lady scolded me." Noting that she was laughing when she "scolded" him, he wrote, "'You're laughing as you say that, though,' observed Simon. 'Yes!' she chuckled. 'Piers is naughty, but I like him... apart from this morning!'" It looks like he took it in good humor.
Earlier this week, Morgan had slammed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their "endless victimhood tour" after bullying claims about Meghan surfaced. "All of this makes shocking reading and if it's all true, then it makes a complete mockery of Meghan and Harry's endless victimhood tour," he had written for MailOnline. "It's too late for Oprah to ask them about it because her interview is in the can. Instead, we'll just hear the Sussexes portray themselves as the bullied victims, not the bullies that it is now claimed they were themselves. And we'll hear Meghan cry that she was silenced, when in fact it's the alleged victims of her own bullying who have been silenced and had their voice taken away."
Taking to his Twitter he wrote, "Very important to remember, as we await the big Oprah whine-athon, that any criticism of Meghan Markle is vile sexist racist bullying... but Ms Markle spray-gunning everyone on global TV, like she spray-gunned her young female staff, is a brave private woman finding her voice." He reportedly also added, "Mr Markle thinks she's in a movie. This interview is going to be Oscar-winning deluded self-serving bilge."
Very important to remember, as we await the big Oprah whine-athon, that any criticism of Meghan Markle is vile sexist racist bullying... but Ms Markle spray-gunning everyone on global TV, like she spray-gunned her young female staff, is a brave private woman finding her voice. pic.twitter.com/83BUG8oqtL— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 7, 2021
Morgan had made the comments after Buckingham Palace announced an investigation into allegations of bullying made against the duchess by former members of staff. In October 2018, Jason Knauf, who was the couple's communication secretary at the time, reportedly submitted allegations via email to Simon Case, then Prince William's private secretary, saying, "I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X* was totally unacceptable. The Duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights. She is bullying Y and seeking to undermine her confidence. We have had report after report from people who have witnessed unacceptable behaviour towards Y."
Meghan’s spokesperson said in a statement the duchess "is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma".