Piers Morgan Alleges His Sons Received Threats Following His Controversial Meghan Markle Comments
Piers Morgan has been very vocal about his opinions on topics that range from politics to the royal household. The 55-year-old recently aired his thoughts on Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Calling her a liar among other things, he also received support from celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne. However, some slanders, especially against a fan-loved celebrity, can become fatal in the long run.
Morgan claimed that since he gave his commentary about Markle, his sons have been targeted with verbal abuse and it only gets worse.
Who Is Piers Morgan?
He’s a British born broadcaster, writer, journalist and television personality. He was born on March 30, 1965 to Vincent Eamonn O’Meara and Gabrielle Georgina Sybille.
Morgan kicked off his writer and editor careers on Fleet Street, London with several tabloids, some of which include; Daily Mirror and The Sun.
At age 29, Morgan became the first youngest editor of a British national newspaper called “News Of The World.” Coupled with his editor career, Morgan wrote some books and began hosting his talk shows.
Recently, Markle’s interview with Oprah, detailed her living condition in the royal household and how she was racially profiled by an important member of the house.
After the interview went viral, Morgan spoke about it during a discussion, saying that he would never believe the Duchess, as he knows she’s a liar.
His opinions led to a controversy on social media as fans began to send complaints to Ofcom, where he worked. The network revealed that they received over ‘57,000 complaints from viewers.’
Ofcom later announced that after the numerous complaints came in, Piers decided to leave the program immediately. However, he was not the only person who lost a job.
One of his celeb supporters, Osbourne, was accused of using racist terms on her co-host. There were also some mild revelations from the past that showed that the British-American TV personality was racist.
After facing a lot of backlash by viewers and social media users, the 68-year-old decided to quit her talk show called “The Talk.”
Morgan Claims His Sons Were Targets
In a column for the “Mail on Sunday,” Morgan, who paper’s Editor-at-Large, revealed that his three sons were under fire because of his comments against Markle.
“I’ve always subscribed to the ‘if you dish it out, you’ve got to take it’ philosophy, but my three sons told me they’re all being targeted,” he said.
He went on to say that his sons showed him screenshots of abuses and threats, which made him sick to the stomach. Also, last month, Morgan and his first son were sent death threats by an unknown person and the police are still investigating.