Sharon Osbourne has publicly come out in support of Piers Morgan after the talk show host got himself in hot water over his controversial statements about Meghan Markle.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, “The Talk” co-host offered her support to her former “America’s Got Talent” co-host, writing, “I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
Earlier in the day, ITV announced that Morgan would be leaving “Good Morning Britain” after the television personality garnered backlash for his comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,” ITV stated. “ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.” Morgan has yet to release his own statement. Earlier on Tuesday, he walked off the set after a co-host questioned him for his comments.
The announcement about Morgan’s departure comes after receiving 41,000 complaints regarding comments he had made about Meghan Markle. As a result of the complaints, the UK regulatory commission announced that they have “launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
During Markle’s exclusive interview with Oprah, Markle alleged that a family member “expressed concern'” over baby Archie’s skin color. She also said that the pressure of being in the family left her suicidal.
Piers Morgan Faces Backlash After Crtizing Meghan Markle
Following the interview, Morgan made critical statements regarding Markle and stated that he didn’t believe a word that she said. A colleague of Morgan’s, weatherman Alex Beresford said that Morgan demonstrated “absolutely diabolical behavior.”
“I understand that you [Morgan] don’t like Meghan Markle, you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program,” said “Good Morning Britain” co-host Alex Beresford. “And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her.”