Piers Morgan Demands Apology From ‘Bullies’ at ‘The Talk’

LOS ANGELES - OCT 25: Piers Morgan at the 2019 British Academy Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

Piers Morgan is now involved in controversies on two TV shows — in two countries.

On Friday, the outspoken former Good Morning Britain host demanded an apology from CBS daytime show The Talk, in the continuing saga over his comments criticizing Meghan Markle.

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Morgan stepped down from his job as host of Good Morning Britain on Tuesday amid anger in the U.K. over his tirades about Markle following her widely-viewed interview with husband Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey.

This time Morgan is making headlines for responding to a tweet from his friend and The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, who was called out on Wednesday’s episode of the normally-staid show for defending Morgan.

“Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don’t believe Meghan Markle’s bullsh*t,” Morgan tweeted. “This is where we’ve reached. I demand an apology from those @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME.”

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His post came after Osbourne issued an apology for cursing at fellow The Talk host Sheryl Underwood while defending Morgan.

“After some reflection, after sitting with your comments & sitting with my heart I would like to address the discussion on The Talk this past Wednesday,” Osbourne began. “I have always been embraced with so much love & support from the Black community & I have deep respect & love for the Black community. To anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.”

She continued, “I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over. There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast! I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us & will continue to learn, listen and do better.”

Osbourne’s apology followed criticism by social media users who accused her of “public gaslighting.”

The British TV personality lost it when Underwood asked her, “What would you say to people who feel that while you’re standing by your friend [Morgan], it appears that you give validation or safe haven to something that he’s uttered that is racist? Even if you don’t agree with it.”

Osbourne responded, “I don’t know what he’s uttered that’s racist. I’m not trying to slide out of this one, I don’t know—tell me. What has he uttered that’s racist?” She then became defensive, raised her voice at Underwood and said, “And I think we should stop this f–king,” before her microphone was muted and Underwood tossed to break.