PIERS Morgan won’t back down on his controversial views about Meghan Markle and he is not happy for people to threaten his sons over it.
Piers, 55, dramatically quit his hosting duties on Good Morning Britain earlier this month as tensions boiled over in light of Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers Morgan says his three sons have received violent threats since he slammed Meghan MarkleCredit: INSTAGRAM
The host clashed with colleague Alex Beresford on GMB about his views, which lead to Piers storming off set live on national television.
His views and the incident lead to trolls targeting Piers but he admitted his “stomach churned” when all of his sons also got death threats.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, that “the clearly orchestrated social media pile-on against me intensified through the afternoon” after his storm-off.
“I’ve always subscribed to the ‘if you dish it out, you’ve got to take it’ philosophy,” he wrote.
He clashed with his former Good Morning Britain colleague Alex BeresfordCredit: ITV
Piers Morgan said he hasn’t spoken to Alex Beresford since he quit the showCredit: Enterprise
Piers hit out at Meghan Markle after her tell all interview with OprahCredit: Getty
“But my three sons told me they too are all being targeted, and sent me screenshots of venomous abuse and threats of violence towards them, which made my stomach churn, especially as police are already investigating a death threat made to me and my eldest boy Spencer last month.”
Piers revealed: “None of them even care about Meghan Markle, let alone agree with my views on her. Yet the Twitter troll mob has found them guilty by association.
“One troll vowed to murder me in front of them, and added: ‘When your dad dies, the world will have a party’.”
Piers is dad to Spencer, 27, Stanley, 23, Albert, 20, and Elise, nine, with his eldest son occasionally butting heads with his dad on social media.
Piers is dad to (L-R) Stanley, Spencer and AlbertCredit: ITV
But he’s come out in support of his dad following the dramatic incident.
was blown away to see the support that his famous dad was getting – but slammed one “woke Karen” for lashing out at them.
Taking to his Twitter page he wrote: “Wow. Just went on one of them lame Covid walks with @piersmorgan
“The level of public support on the street was actually mind blowing. The social media bubble is fake. Team Piers is real. And it’s huge 👊”
They are his sons from his first marriage
He then added: “Admittedly one dumba** woke Karen did walk past and say ‘you revolting people’ as two couples were praising him haha”.
Piers received over 41,000 Ofcom complaints in just one day after Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, where he accused Meghan Markle of lying about her mental health struggle in her and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview.
The following day, Alex confronted his co-star live on Good Morning Britain, referencing Piers’ personal grudge with the Duchess.
He said: “I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle, you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this programme.
“I understand you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one and she cut you off… She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to.
The former GMB host said the threats to his sons made his ‘stomach churn’Credit: INSTAGRAM
“Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her.”
And the remark hit a nerve, with Piers dramatically standing up and saying: “Okay, I’m done with this”, as he stormed off set.
He was off-screen for almost 20 minutes, and tensions quickly grew again when the debate continued later on in the programme – with Alex repeatedly insisting that he wasn’t accusing Piers of being racist.
That evening, ITV confirmed in a statement that Piers would not be returning to Good Morning Britain – with his comments on Monday’s show also receiving criticism from lead mental health charity Mind.