Chelsea Handler calls Piers Morgan an ‘a–hole’ that’s stayed ‘the same’ since their combative 2014 interview

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Chelsea Handler criticized Piers Morgan for his behavior on ‘Good Morning Britain.’ Kevin Mazur/VF12/Getty Images
  • Chelsea Handler called Piers Morgan an ‘a–hole’ amid criticism of his comments about Meghan Markle.
  • She reshared a video of their 2014 interview, in which she called him a “terrible interviewer.”
  • “Some a–hole’s get better. Some just stay the same,” she captioned the video on Tuesday.
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Chelsea Handler called Piers Morgan an ‘a–hole,’ telling her followers that he hasn’t improved since their quarrelsome interview in 2014.

“Some a–hole’s get better. Some just stay the same,” the 46-year-old comedian tweeted on Tuesday, along with a video of the segment from her visit to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.

During the interview, Handler told Morgan that he’s a “terrible interviewer” that “can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds” after he spent the commercial break on his phone.

The host responded, “You just weren’t keeping my attention.”

“This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guests that you invited on your show,” Handler told him, adding that his behavior is the reason his job is “coming to an end.”

Morgan later asked the comedian, “If I could give you one moment back in your life to repeat right now, what would you choose?”

Handler said: “It would be spending this hour differently.”

Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, January Jones, Dax Shepard, and Lilly Singh left comments applauding Handler for standing up to the controversial British broadcaster on her Instagram page, where she also shared the interview.

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Celebrities commented on Chelsea Handler’s Instagram video of her 2014 interview with Piers Morgan. Chelsea Handler/Instagram

Handler’s comments come amid criticism of Morgan’s reaction to Meghan Markle’s CBS interview

The morning after Markle’s Sunday evening tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, Morgan reacted angrily on ITV’s “Good Morning America.”

He dismissed several of the duchess’ experiences, including her statement that she had suicidal thoughts after joining the royal family, and said she deserves an Oscar nomination for the interview.

When weather presenter Alex Beresford challenged Morgan’s criticisms of Markle on Tuesday’s episode of the show, the “Good Morning Britain” cohost stormed off the set during a live broadcast.

Handler reacted to the on-air moment on Tuesday evening, calling Morgan a “racist old white man” that uses his “privilege” to throw “tantrums on TV.”

“It’s amazing that @piersmorgan calls himself a journalist when time and time again, he seems to have missed the women’s movement. Or any movement really,” she tweeted.

Handler later continued, “It must be nice that Piers Morgan gets to leave a situation when he feels uncomfortable but criticizes a black woman when she does the same. Qwhite interesting.”

Morgan left ‘Good Morning Britain’ and said he stands by his comments about Markle

After Morgan made his abrupt exit from the “Good Morning Britain” set, Ofcom, the agency that oversees the broadcasting and telecommunications in the UK, launched an investigation into the show.

The agency shared on Twitter that it had received over 40,000 complaints about the ITV program.

By Tuesday afternoon, ITV announced that Morgan, who has cohosted the show since 2015, decided to leave his post on “Good Morning Britain.”

“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave ‘Good Morning Britain,'” the statement read. “ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”

Morgan said on Wednesday that he stands by his previous comments about Markle, who lodged a formal complaint to ITV against the British broadcaster following his statements about her interview, according to The Guardian and The Telegraph.

“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,” he tweeted.

He continued, “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.”