Following the Harry and Megan Markle tell-all, comments defending that the interview was fake have caused the resignation of a co-host from ‘The Talk’. Right after the tell-all interview with Oprah aired, Piers Morgan the now-former host of ‘Good Morning Britain’ said that he didn’t believe Megan when she spoke about the mistreatment from the royal family and her struggle with her mental health and suicidal thoughts. When confronted about his comments he tweeted standing firm on his position saying, “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t” and “Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate.”
Now onto how ‘The Talk’ plays into it all. Long-time host Sharon Osbourne responded to Morgan’s tweet with, “@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.” This was then brought up the next morning on ‘The Talk’. On the show, Osbourne both defended her comments and Morgan’s comments. Osbourne got into a heated debate with co-host Sheryl Underwood about race and what was said. The next day, Osbourne released a statement apologizing for all of her comments and behavior on the show. She did think that the producers were in the wrong for not preparing her for an in-depth race discussion. Osbourne decided to resign from the show and CBS is taking a hiatus this week for racial and sensitivity training for all staff.