Piers Morgan calls Harry 'spineless whiny cry baby' after duke labels First Amendment as 'bonkers': 'Grow a pair'
'We can safely assume that [Harry] just hates anything which affords any protection to journalists to say things he doesn't like'
Prince Harry is facing a wave of backlash after calling the First Amendment of the US Constitution "bonkers" during a podcast appearance last week. Among his many critics, of course, is Piers Morgan. The British journalist has hounded the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for a long time, most recently over their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Harry made the comments on an episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast. Talking about the paparazzi, Harry said, "I don't want to start sort of going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one which I don't understand because I've only been here a short period of time. But, you can find a loophole in anything. And you can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said. I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”
In its aftermath, Morgan published a column in the Daily Mail where he called the Duke of Sussex a “spineless whiny cry baby”. Morgan wrote in his lengthy column: “The First Amendment is one of the things I most admire about the United States, especially coming from a country like Britain where free speech for journalists like me is now heavily regulated.” He has been, of course, referring to his exit from ‘Good Morning Britain’ following more than 41,000 complaints to Britain's media regulator, Ofcom, after Morgan’s comments on national television about Meghan.
Morgan claimed that “we can safely assume that [Harry] just hates anything which affords any protection to journalists to say things he doesn't like.” He also said, “It's the same mindset that makes Meghan think she can complain to the bosses of TV networks when presenters like me refuse to believe her lies — and have them removed from their jobs if we don't apologize for our impertinence.”
Calling the Sussexes a “pair of ruthless, heartless, selfish, shameless little grifters,” Morgan said that he didn't think “the world's most spoiled brats could plunge any lower than their two-hour Oprah whine-athon”. He also said that Prince Harry has lost “his country, his dignity, and now seems to be losing his mind too as he condemns everything from his grieving grandmother to free speech.”
He said that Prince Harry has gone from being “a courageous war hero to a spineless whiny cry baby” who blames his family for all his supposed woes, and who, like his wife, “shamelessly and cynically weaponizes issues like mental health and racism to silence critics.”
“The British public has grown increasingly angry at Harry's behavior,” said Morgan, adding that the American public is now “turning on him too, incensed that he is belittling their right to free speech whilst reserving the right to spew off about anything he likes.”
Morgan concluded his rant with: “It's time His Royal Hypocrite stopped abusing his family, stopped moaning about everything all the bloody time, stopped exploiting his royal titles for huge financial gain, stopped trashing America's constitution — and grew a pair.’