March 10, 2021
"The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne has thrown her weight behind British television personality Piers Morgan after he criticized Meghan Markle's comments in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Many conversations have followed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey. One of the persons who has been vocal about the interview since its airing has been British television personality Piers Morgan.
Morgan was initially critical of the royal couple for deciding to do a tell-all interview with Winfrey. In its aftermath, he had continued to criticize them and implied he did not believe Meghan when she opened up about having suicidal thoughts.
Piers Morgan visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 11, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images
Morgan said he did not believe any of Meghan's words, saying he would not believe her if she read him a weather report. He also said it is contemptible that Meghan fired up the onslaught against the royal family.
During a Monday segment on "Good Morning Britain," Morgan got into a heated debate with his guests on the show, including Mos-Shogbamu. He also walked out on fellow ITV presenter Alex Beresford, who condemned him for his comments about Meghan.
After the break, Morgan returned to the show. However, ITV announced later in the day that he resigned from his position on "Good Morning Britain," a resignation the network accepted.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom's Office of Communications announced it was investigating the show's Monday episode involving Morgan and Mos-Shogbamu after receiving over 41,000 complaints about the former.
She said the couple's decision was disrespectful and ill-timed.
The Office of Communications would investigate the complaints under its "harm and offense" rules. Some people on social media have also condemned Morgan for his comments about Meghan.
While the criticisms against the television personality seem to be on the increase, some stand with him, including "The Talk," co-host Sharon Osbourne, who tweeted in support of him on Tuesday, writing:
"@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you."
Sharon's tweet in support of Morgan is not the first time she is speaking about a subject related to Harry and Meghan.
Last year, she and her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, spoke to Morgan about Harry and Meghan's decision to quit the royal family.
Sharon said the couple did not give royal life a proper shot. Before then, Sharon also waded into Harry and Meghan's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family during a January 2020 episode of "The Talk."
She said the couple's decision was disrespectful and ill-timed, adding that they should have waited for Queen Elizabeth to retire before doing so.