Megyn Kelly calls Piers Morgan 'fearless' after Meghan Markle row, Sharon Osbourne says he 'spoke his truth'

Morgan’s departure from ‘Good Morning Britain’ may have caused jubilation among many, but there are also people who are supporting him


                            Megyn Kelly calls Piers Morgan 'fearless' after Meghan Markle row, Sharon Osbourne says he 'spoke his truth'
Sharon Osbourne and Megyn Kelly have spoken out in support of Piers Morgan (Getty Images)

British broadcaster, journalist, writer and television personality Piers Morgan will depart ‘Good Morning Britain’, ITV announced on Tuesday, March 9. This news has found highly polarized reactions with many approving of his departure, and many calling this a free speech issue. Among Morgan's supporters are also a bunch of media personalities.

Morgan drew heavy criticism for his comments on Meghan Markle following her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey and resigned as an anchor for ITV news after storming off the set of the network’s morning show.

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Piers Morgan (Getty Images)

Morgan's comments reportedly triggered more than 41,000 complaints to Britain's media regulator, Ofcom, which announced an investigation under its “harm and offense” rules. "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain," ITV said in a statement. "ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

On Wednesday, March 10 morning, Morgan took to Twitter and shared a quote from Winston Churchill about free speech. He wrote, “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”



 

Piers Morgan’s supporters

Morgan’s departure from ‘Good Morning Britain’ may have caused jubilation among many, but there are also people who are supporting him. Among them is CNN anchor Jake Tapper. 

Tapper took to Twitter and wrote, sharing an article about the Ofcom complaints, “This is what happens when you live in a country where there is no First Amendment.” He further explained, “Governments should have no role in policing news broadcasts. You can tweet Piers what you think of his comments, that’s not what this is about,” adding, “And the notion that OFCOM is in no way part of the UK government? Cmon. Empowered by government, board members named by the government.”

Tapper also said, “I personally found what he said offensive and wrong. His former employer obviously didn’t approve and that’s its decision to make. And I still don’t think a government-empowered agency should be investigating speech like this.”



 



 



 

Former Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly is also batting for Morgan. She took to Twitter and wrote: “I don’t know what happened w/ @piersmorgan at GMB. What I do know is he & Susannah have been a brilliant team that took risks & became must-watch TV. In an era of free speech being stifled everywhere, Piers fearlessly speaks his mind. We need more, not fewer like that in media.”

British-American television personality, entertainment manager, producer, and author Sharon Osbourne, the spouse of Ozzy Osbourne, too pledged her allegiance to Morgan. She wrote, “[email protected] I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”



 



 

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