On Sunday, Piers Morgan joined Fox News' Brian Kilmeade to discuss the impact of cancel culture on his life via Meghan Markle and more specifically to discuss a piece by Rolling Stone that claimed that cancel culture was good for democracy because it gives “a voice to the voiceless.”
“Well, it's complete lunacy to say it's good for democracy,” Morgan began, as reported by Fox News. “It's the complete opposite, it's terrible for democracy. If you live in a free, democratic society, you should have the basic fundamental right to have freedom of expression and freedom of speech.”
“But the antithesis of that is this mindset that Rolling Stone has put out with this writer, which is the woke mindset, which is, ‘You will agree with everything I say about how you should think, act, behave, what you should read, what you should watch, what statutes you can reveal, what history you can accept, and if you deviate one iota from that — one iota — we're going to shame you, vilify you, abuse you, cancel you, round up your families and do all sorts of terrible things to you,'” he continued. “it is a ridiculous situation we have gotten ourselves into. We have to fight back. It's a war. It's a war on our freedom.”
Morgan then went on to explain how he was canceled in the U.K. for going after Meghan Markle following an interview she did with Oprah in March 2021.
“I loved the show — we tripled the ratings in five years. It was on fire, the show,” he said in reference to ‘Good Morning Britain' which he hosted. “And then the Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Oprah Winfrey whine-a-thon aired. I said, ‘I thought it was all a lot of nonsense and dangerous, nasty nonsense.' I said, ‘I wouldn't believe Meghan Markle if she read me a weather report.' I stand by that statement. I think it's aged pretty well.”
“But the point that was really startling was she then contacts the boss of my company, ITV — a big network in the U.K. — and she says, ‘You've got to fire him for not believing me. It's racist.' So they basically put me in a position where either I apologize publicly to Meghan Markle for just [not] believing her lies, or I had to leave, so I decided to leave.”
Morgan then went on to connect cancel culture to the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story by the New York Post in October 2020: “As a consequence of this true story being published, the woke brigade at Twitter said you can't publish that. We are going to remove it from our platform. We are going to remove the New York Post Twitter account from our platform. This is three weeks from the election. All the polls now say that if the public had known about that story properly, had it not been censored in that way, had it not been canceled, then Donald Trump would have won the election. I cannot think of a greater example of how democracy was damaged by the cancellation attitude.”
With cancel culture continuing to be a stain on modern society, Rolling Stone's claim is completely unfounded. Cancel culture is one of the most negative aspects of the modern age and Morgan's experience with Meghan Markle showcases its impact perfectly.
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