Piers Morgan has spoken out passionately in defense of freedom of speech, calling the “awakened” cancellation culture that cost him his job on Good Morning Britain a new form of “fascism” that threatens the foundations of democracy.
In his first sit-down interview since he left the British breakfast show, Morgan, DailyMail.com’s Editor-at-Large, slammed Monday the “ illiberal crowd ” increasingly controlling public discourse.
‘If we lose the right to an opinion, the right to respect other opinions, then democracy eventually dies. It’s the foundation of democracy, ” Morgan told Tucker Carlson in the new online series for the Fox News host Fox Nation
‘You then become something else, you become a totalitarian state led by an illiberal gang, the new fascists. Is that what someone wants? Do liberals want that? I don’t want that, I’m a liberal, ”Morgan added.
Piers Morgan has spoken out passionately in defense of freedom of speech, calling ‘wake up’ cancel culture a new form of ‘fascism’ that threatens the foundations of democracy
Last month, Morgan became the target of online outrage and wanted allegations of racism after stating that he did not believe Meghan Markle’s key allegations.
Last month, Morgan became the target of online outrage and wanted allegations of racism after stating that he did not believe Meghan Markle’s key allegations in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, including that a senior Royal made racist comments about her son Archie’s skin color. . and that palace staff rejected her attempts to seek help when she had suicidal thoughts.
He was forced to quit his job at GMB when he refused to step down from his position, and controversy spread to the US when Sharon Osbourne was forced to leave as co-host of the CBS show The Talk after he left Morgan’s job. right to his opinion. .
Morgan pointed to these incidents, as well as the recent impeachment of new Teen Vouge editor Alexi McCammond over teenage racist tweets, which she deleted and apologized for, as evidence that “ woke-canceling culture ” is out of control walked.
‘I don’t believe Americans I’ve met on my travels would feel comfortable with what’s going on here. What happened to me, to Sharon Osbourne, to the editor of Teen Vouge. None of this seems American to me. It’s the land of freedoms, it’s the land with the constitutional right to have an opinion, ‘he said.
This is not why our countries waged war with a fascist group like the Nazis. And yet here we are with a new liberal form of fascism, where you either sign up for a fake story, or believe something that is not true, or must be destroyed. Isn’t that what fascism is? Isn’t that the purest personification of fascism, ”Morgan continued.
It’s exactly the same thing they claim they hate most. If you ask someone who’s really awake, they hate fascists, and yet they behave exactly the same, ”Morgan said.
Morgan, the Editor-at-Large of DailyMail.com, spoke out in an interview with Tucker Carlson about the Fox News host’s new online series for Fox Nation
‘It’s getting worse, more and more of these stories. And if you believe in free speech, it is your duty to get up now. Whoever you are, whatever company you work in, the right to have an opinion is the foundation of the First Amendment to the Constitution, ”he continued.
If the Nazis had triumphed, we in Britain would not have had that right. We would not be able to express our noncommittal opinion. It would be like North Korea, where you will be killed if you express an opinion against the ruler, ”Morgan predicted.
‘Is that the way we want to go in Britain and America? Is that the next stage where people losing their jobs or getting canceled isn’t enough for the awakened crowd? That you really have to kill people to make sure they never say them again? This is fascism, it’s the new form, and it needs to be repelled, ”he said.
Morgan said his expulsion from GMB was driven by an ‘orchestrated crowd’ of online fanatics who did not represent most of the UK population.
‘This cancellation culture, it is real. This awake crowd wants to cancel people who aren’t following the story, and it’s getting more and more dangerous, ” he said.
‘Only 20 percent of the population is on Twitter. And of that, 10 percent of people make 80 percent of the noise, ”Morgan added.
‘Most people are not on social media. Most people are just ordinary people walking around trying to get through a pandemic right now, ”he said.
Morgan said he maintained his belief that Meghan Markle’s claims were false, pointing to evidence that has emerged that several of her claims, such as her claim that she and Prince Harry were legally married in a private ceremony, were false.
‘I was angry because the feeling grew that if you didn’t believe Meghan Markle in everything she said, you were the problem, you were a racist. There could be no way she was lying! he exclaimed.
“At what point should we not believe her without being called a racist?” Morgan asked. “What happens to our democracies when people feel so depressed by the awakened crowd that they cannot express an honest opinion without immediately being labeled racist.”
“I’m willing to be proved wrong, but here we are a month later and there is still no evidence for this sort of thing,” he said of Markle’s claims.
Still, Morgan insisted, “It’s not about Meghan Markle. She’s a delusional duchess in the making, looking to earn millions, hundreds of millions, of her titles while ruining the royal family and everything it stands for. Good. ‘
Morgan pointed to the recent layoffs of Teen Vogue Editor Alexi McCammond (left) and The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne (right) as examples of woke-canceling culture running wild
‘It’s really about freedom of speech, that’s what it’s really about. And what happened to me is happening all over Britain and across America. I can take it, I have broad shoulders. I’ve been in the rough and tumbling media game for a long time, ”he said.
“There are a lot of people who don’t have our platform, who are being wiped out, wiped out, lives destroyed, careers ended because of the most ridiculous things,” he continued.
“What happened to Sharon Osbourne was, in a way, even more disturbing to me,” Morgan said. “It’s a show called The Talk!”
‘She was very deliberately cut off, and it’s all because she dared to tweet that I was entitled to my opinion,’ he added. “ She was attacked on her own show by her co-host, who said she was in fact supporting someone saying racist things. ”
And when Sharon got annoyed and said, “Well, what he said that was racist,” they couldn’t say anything because I never did. And yet Sharon is gone now too, ”Morgan mused.
“These people call themselves liberals, but there’s nothing liberal about it,” he said.
Morgan exclaimed “ stirred up liberals to wake up, really wake up, and actually become liberal because that means you listen to the opinions of others, and you respect them, even if you don’t agree with them, that you you engage in debate and civil discussion with them. ‘
‘But that’s all gone, now there’s no room for discussion, it’s their way or no way. And if you dare to brave the waking tale of anything, then they’ll arm things like race or sanity, whatever it may be, to make people cancel in their eyes, ” he said.
‘I am not a victim and I have not been canceled. I’m talking to you here, you’re the top rated cable news star in America, so this is a very comfortable form of cancellation for me, ” Morgan insisted.
The veteran journalist and outspoken commentator said the solution lies with corporate America, calling on business leaders to “grow a backbone” and stand up against online mobs.
‘Bosses have to stand firm. And if they don’t, it will get worse and worse, ”he said.
‘When this awakened crowd comes again, as they did for this young Teen Vogue editor, who lost her job before she could even start, you need people at Conde Nast to go,’ No, don’t have this, sorry, go away Wokies, “and she’ll keep her job.”