Meghan and Harry need to ‘pipe down’ says Piers Morgan
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Piers Morgan, 55, has shared why he declined to take on Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, 38, in the boxing ring after she had invited him to an exhibition boxing match on Twitter. The former Good Morning Britain host admitted he felt apprehensive over how the “woke brigade” including Meghan Markle would feel about him “repeatedly punching” a younger black woman on TV.
Can you imagine the reaction?
Piers revealed Nicola’s challenge was deadly serious and her management team even extended him an invitation to take part in the fight, which they suggested be held at Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium.
He shared: “For a mad moment, I nearly agreed.
“This could be the new Bobby Riggs v Billie Jean King sporting battle of the sexes, screamed my temporarily deluded mindset.
“But then I thought about it more carefully and realized it would be utterly ridiculous.
“The woke brigade loathe me enough as it is – can you imagine the reaction if I started trying to repeatedly punch a younger (Adams is 38, I’m 56) black woman half my size on TV?”
The broadcaster has come under scrutiny for his comments in recent months on the Duchess Of Sussex.
He continued in his MailOnline article: “Meghan Markle’s sensitive little spleen would self-combust in fury as she choked on her kale smoothie in California.”
Piers stepped down from Good Morning Britain back in March after slamming Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah.
He had said that he didn’t believe a word of her interview and blasted her for insinuating that the Royal Family could be “racist”.
Speaking out on attempts made by some members of the public to end his career after disagreeing with his views, he shared: “There’s been an attempt to cancel me.
“There’ve been many attempts like this before, and somehow I remain resolutely uncanceled.”
“In the end, I was required to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle, who I don’t believe – and I believe, which is ironic, that you should not believe somebody if you don’t want to.”
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After stepping down from GMB it was reported that the Duchess Of Sussex had contacted ITV to make a formal complaint.
Piers admitted he was not aware Meghan had contacted the network until he had left.
“It was certainly a very interesting revelation from where I sit, because clearly she was trying to put huge pressure on my bosses to take action against me,“ he added.
More than 57,000 complaints were sent to Ofcom over his comments about disbelieving Meghan.
On Twitter, he also claimed he was being made a victim of “racism” after receiving a slew of negative remarks from GMB viewers.
“Can all the Meghan/Harry fans currently abusing me with stuff like, ‘Shut the f*** up white man’. Please stop trying to silence my voice with racist bullying,” he wrote
Piers also shared that his wife Celia Walden and his sons – Spencer, Bertie and Stanley – had also been targeted by abusive trolls.
The outspoken broadcaster shared: “My wife’s always been completely supportive about this, but she hates the online abuse.
“The idea my sons had to be targeted by so-called liberals in a way that was threatening to them, abusive to them is completely disgusting.”
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