Piers Morgan says he lost GMB job for 'disbelieving Meghan Markle' in furious handwritten rant against cancel culture
PIERS Morgan has shared a handwritten note where he lays out why he no longer has a job on Good Morning Britain.
The 55-year-old star says he lost the plum role for refusing to apologise for "disbelieving Meghan Markle" in an at-times angry message.
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He pointed out that it is the third time he has lost a job for "standing his ground" on issues that matter to him.
And Piers railed against the "cancel culture" he said is sweeping Britain and cost him his breakfast TV role.
In a long letter he wrote: "Hi everyone. To all my supporters, I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks. (To all my haters, whatever.)
"It has been an extraordinary week for me, for Britain, for our monarchy and for our future.
"Those of you that know me well enough know that, despite my many faults, I’m always willing to stand my ground for the things that I think matter most.
"My fervent opposition to the Iraq War led to my demise from the Daily Mirror. My outspoken views on the insanity of American gun laws led to the end of my time at CNN.
"And now I’ve lost my job at Good Morning Britain because I chose not to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle’s claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"I thus became the latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of everyday. Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim, nor actually cancelled.
"However, I do believe the defence of free speech and the right to express honestly held opinions, is the most important issue of my career, and the most important issue in British society."
He then urged followers to buy his book if they wanted to show support, insisting: "It’s less than a tenner.
"I didn’t write it to make more money but because the very foundations of democracy, built upon freedom of expression, freedom of thought and freedom of speech, are under attack like never before and must be defended.
"It is a privilege to live in a democracy, and it is a privilege to be British. As I said when I left GMB, the right to free speech is a hill worth dying on. So, have a read, and if you like it, give it to one of your friends.
"This is not simply an act of defiance, but a commitment to our collective futures."
The star then signed off: "Kind regards, Piers."
The host stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain on Tuesday during the huge row with his GMB co-star Alex Beresford.
It came after the 40-year-old criticised for his reaction to Meghan's claims she contemplated suicide and was racially abused by the royal family.
But Piers said he was not willing to apologise, and walked — bringing an immediate end to his six-year stint on the morning show.
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