Piers Morgan seems to believe that he’s the victim of “racist bullying” and being silenced after complaining at length about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s interview with Oprah to his 7.7 million followers on Twitter, on the TV show he hosts every morning, and in his column for the Daily Mail.
The Good Morning Britain host railed against the former senior royals and the stories they recounted of the racism and hostility they faced at the hands of the palace and the British tabloids. Morgan complained on the morning TV show, “They’ve trashed [Harry’s] dad, they’ve trashed his brother, they’ve trashed his sister-in-law. They’ve trashed everything the Queen has worked so hard for and we’re supposed to believe they’re compassionate?” He went on to label the interview an “absolutely disgraceful betrayal” of the Queen on Twitter, adding that he expected this “vile destructive self-serving nonsense” from Meghan, but not Harry.
However, when Good Morning Britain invited Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu on the program to discuss the couple’s many revelations, including that unnamed members of the royal family were concerned about “how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he was born,” Morgan was not exactly met with a favorable audience for his defense of the beleaguered monarchy. Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu asked, “What kind of grandmother would be so close to her grandson Harry, but then not use her power and influence as Queen to protect them from the racist media coverage? What kind of grandmother would protect her own son, Prince Andrew, from the potential crime of raping a minor, but will do jack-all to protect Harry and Meghan?”
Morgan countered that he found the lawyer’s rhetoric to be “disgraceful,” but she interrupted him to add, “Listen, you might learn something. The royal family as an institution is rooted in colonialism, white supremacy, and racism. The legacy is right there. So you’re now surprised that a comment would be made by several members of the royal family about how dark Archie’s skin is? I’m shocked that you’re more outraged that Harry and Meghan had the audacity to speak their truth than you are at the actual outrage of racism.” The debate continued on from there:
But while Morgan accused Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu of race-baiting for merely bringing up the realities of his privilege and the colonial racism the British monarchy is built upon, that didn’t stop him from later trying to claim on Twitter that it’s actually he who is the real victim of racism. “Can all the Meghan/Harry fans currently abusing me with stuff like ‘shut the f*ck up white man’ please stop trying to silence my voice with racist bullying,” he wrote before going on to call Meghan the “Pinocchio Princess” and retweeting the American Piers Morgan, Ben Shapiro, who would like to remind everyone that Prince Philip fought the Nazis.
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