ITV CEO Carolyn McCall had on Tuesday said that she believed Markle’s comments about suicidal thoughts and felt it was important to listen to people expressing such emotions.
On Wednesday morning, Morgan broke his silence following his dramatic Good Morning Britain exit and the controversy.
“On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview,” he tweeted. “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.”
Sky News later reported comments Morgan made to the press outside his home Wednesday morning, where he again doubled down on his feelings toward the duchess.
“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible,” he said.
“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out within that interview, so be it. I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve canceled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I reemerge.”