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Piers Morgan Says ‘Freedom Of Speech Is A Hill I’m Happy To Die On’ As He Breaks Silence

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Piers Morgan has insisted ‘freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on,’ after quitting Good Morning Britain over comments he’s made about Meghan Markle. 

The 55-year-old caused outrage when he accused the Duchess of Sussex of lying during her explosive Oprah Winfrey interview about feeling suicidal when she was pregnant with her first child. But the TV presenter has insisted he has no regrets.

Taking to Twitter, Morgan wrote: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview.

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Piers Morgan has broken his silence on quitting Good Morning Britain. Credit: @piersmorgan/Instagram

“I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t.

“If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on.”

He added: “Thanks for all the love and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

Alongside the statement, Piers included a photo of Winston Churchill and a quote that reads: “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”

The TV presenter says that after reflecting on his words, he still doesn’t believe Meghan Markle about her suicidal thoughts. Credit: @piersmorgan/Twitter

Some followers have thrown their support behind him, with one writing: “I’m with you on this. We may not agree all the time but we should respect every opinion. You will be missed on morning TV.”

However, others have blasted Morgan and his ‘ignorant’ comments.

A social media user commented: “There’s a difference between freedom of speech and hate speech.

“You were being straight up disrespectful and ignorant and you know it.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.