Polarizing UK TV host Piers Morgan dramatically “left” his role on Good Morning Britain yesterday amidst flames of fury caused by his dismissal of Meghan Markle’s comments about feeling suicidal. He brashly branded her sentiments as lies.
Though renowned for his firework style of delivery and debate, many felt Morgan crossed the line and ran the risk of making those experiencing similar feelings fearful of being dismissed too.
As it turns out, so did reps for Markle.
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According to multiple sources, Team Markle is believed to have sent a formal complaint to the CEO of ITV (the British network that airs Morgan’s show Good Morning Britain) on Monday – the day after she and Prince Harry‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in the US.
As reported, Morgan said in response to Markle’s claims:
“Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”
Central to Team Markle’s concerns is how the host’s comments would affect the mental health discourse in the UK; particularly the reality that it could negatively impact people contemplating suicide.
It wasn’t just Markle disgusted by Morgan’s words either. 41,000 people filed complaints with UK TV regulator Ofcom in relation to Morgan’s remarks – prompting an investigation.