Two of America’s main media figures have voiced their assist for former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan following the 55-year-old’s shock departure from the present within the aftermath of his Meghan Markle feedback.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper and former Fox Information anchor Megyn Kelly have praised Piers for his actions and say he has been handled unfairly.
Piers’ feedback in direction of Meghan led to 41,000 complaints by viewers to Ofcom however Jake stated that the complaints had been “madness”.
“That is what occurs once you reside in a rustic the place there isn’t a First modification. Madness,” the 51-year-old stated.
His views nonetheless had been met with dismay by Twitter customers, which prompted him to inform them tweet: “Okay UK associates, we disagree. Thanks to your replies.”
Megyn additionally chimed in with assist for Piers on his private Twitter account, tweeting: “I do not know what occurred w/ @piersmorgan at GMB.
“What I do know is he & Susannah [sic] have been a superb crew that took dangers & turned must-watch TV.
“In an period of free speech being stifled all over the place, Piers fearlessly speaks his thoughts. We want extra, not fewer like that in media.”
It comes after Piers ended his six-year stint as a presenter on the present abruptly after storming of the set on Tuesday morning.
The presenter was caught up in a heated debate with the Alex Beresford concerning the Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The climate presenter branded his colleague’s behaviour as “diabolical” prompting Piers to storm off the set ranting “Sorry, no… sorry, can’t do that…”
Piers returned shortly after to take up the argument with Alex as soon as once more.
Present producers had reportedly requested Piers to apologise on air, however he refused.
Later within the day, ITV stated: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has determined now could be the time to depart Good Morning Britain.
“ITV has accepted this resolution and has nothing additional so as to add.”
His everlasting exit has been met with combined responses on-line with some followers of the present claiming “good riddance”.
The choice is alleged to have left the present’s co-host Susanna Reid in tears.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.