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Piers Morgan pens Daily Mail op-ed about recent scandals, defends Sharon Osbourne after her ‘The Talk’ exit

The Daily Mail on Saturday published a lengthy op-ed penned by Piers Morgan, in which he addresses the recent scandals he’s found himself at the center of, including friend Sharon Osbourne’s exit from CBS’s “The Talk.”

The piece breaks up the former “Good Morning Britain” host’s experiences over recent weeks by date, starting with his questioning of the validity of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex’s claims during her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan addresses the subsequent fallout (his termination from the show) and support he’s received since (“even Donald Trump has backed me”) before addressing the Sharon Osbourne controversy.

“It’s outrageous, but what’s happened to Sharon,” he wrote, referring to allegations of racism brought agains the longtime “The Talk” host after the controversial segment on March 10. 

“Sharon Osbourne’s quit The Talk, driven out for the crime of defending me.”

Morgan continued on, writing that the whole situation, resulting in both Morgan and Osbourne leaving their positions, is about more than his take on Meghan.

“It’s about a far bigger issue than one delusional Duchess,” Morgan added. “And that’s everyone’s right to be free to express our honestly held opinions, forcefully and passionately if we feel like it.”

He argued that if people keep getting “cancelled” for speaking their mind, it will ultimately lead to the decline of democracy.

“It’s time to cancel the cancel culture before it kills our culture,” Morgan concluded the op-ed.

The piece comes after Osbourne decided to part ways with the CBS daytime talk show after a review of the March 10 segment found that “Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts …. did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”

Osbourne was the last of the original 2010 co-hosts to leave.

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