Piers Morgan says Meghan Markle deserves Oscar nomination for ‘absolutely disgraceful’ Oprah interview

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on ‘Good Morning Britain.’ GMB/Twitter
  • Piers Morgan responded angrily to Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • He said Markle deserved an Oscar nomination for the interview, which aired on Sunday.
  • “I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report,” he said.
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Piers Morgan described Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wide-ranging interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday as “a two-hour trash-a-thon of our royal family” for which Markle deserved an Oscar nomination.

Morgan led the British tabloid response to the explosive interview, saying on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” on Monday that he was “sickened” by the “absolutely disgraceful” interview and was “angry to the point of falling over.” He dismissed several claims Markle made, including that she had felt suicidal during her time as a working royal.

“They’ve trashed his dad. They’ve trashed his brother. They’ve trashed his sister-in-law. They’ve trashed everything the Queen has worked so hard to maintain, the monarchy. And we’re supposed to believe they’re compassionate?” Morgan said on the show.

Morgan continued his commentary on the interview in tweets.

“Harry wants America and the rest of the world to hate his own family, hate the monarchy and hate his country,” Morgan wrote. “I suggest everyone waits for the victims of his wife’s rampage to have their say on her outlandish claims before they do so.”

“I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report,” he added. “Is it too late for Oscar nominations? #meghan.”

Morgan received pushback online and on “Good Morning Britain.” On the show, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer and political commentator, criticized Morgan’s continued discussion of Markle as discriminatory.

“You constantly use your platform as a wealthy, white, privileged man with the power to influence to aggravate and escalate the bigoted, sexist, racist, and misogynist attacks on Meghan Markle, and you do it so shamelessly,” she said.

Another person said on Twitter: “Piers Morgan, the host of Good Morning Britain, accusing Meghan of lying about her suicidal thoughts is the exact reason mental health is a long way off being taken seriously.”

Another said Morgan had displayed an obsession with Markle. “Piers Morgan is the tabloid press on broadcast, his obsession with Meghan has now reached the point of hysteria, disturbia, call it what you will,” the tweet said. “I hold no candle for Harry & Meghan, but no wonder they f—ed off, the British media is the most toxic in the world. “