Piers Morgan slammed CBS and called the network a “disgrace” over the latter’s treatment of Sharon Osbourne after she defended him on his views about Meghan Markle.
The news comes after Osbourne left “The Talk” amid criticisms for defending Morgan on air when he did not believe the Duchess of Sussex was suicidal during her Oprah Winfrey interview.
“What’s happened to @sharonosbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS,” Morgan wrote on his Instagram.
“Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls*t.”
CBS defended that Osbourne’s decision to leave the show was due to the heated debate about racism with her co-host Sheryl Underwood “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
“What a load of sanctimonious, two-faced twaddle,” Morgan commented on CBS’s statement.
“So, it’s OK for Sheryl Underwood to passionately defend someone who spews racist abuse at a black woman, but it’s not OK for Sharon Osbourne to passionately defend someone who didn’t?”
“This is such an outrageous double standard. And how can it even be happening in a country so proud of its First Amendment constitutional right to free speech?” he added.
Morgan also blasted CBS’ airing of an interview with Woody Allen on Sunday (28 March), wherein the director proclaimed his innocence against allegations that he sexually abused adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
“When it comes to the company’s ‘values’, this is the same CBS which has just given a platform to shamed film director Woody Allen to dismiss serious sex abuse allegations made by his daughter Dylan,” Morgan wrote.
“They seem to specialise in allowing people to peddle THEIR version of the truth without any regard for what THE truth may be… Every journalist and commentator in America should be as incensed as I am about this, because they could all be next.”