Pierce Morgan resigned from his role on the ITV breakfast show following a wave of complaints.
The controversial presenter made negative comments during the show about Meghan’s claims that she had mental problems. Health.
The regulator said Morgan’s comments were “potentially harmful and offensive” but said it also “took full account of freedom of expression”.
In response, Pierce jokingly asked for his job back.
On Twitter, he said: “I’m glad Ofcom has upheld its right not to accept the fiery claims of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Oprah Winfrey, many of whom have been proven false.
“It’s a great victory for free speech and a great defeat for Princess Pinocchio.
“Should I take my job back?”
I am glad that OFCOM has upheld its right to reject the fiery claims of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, many of which have been proven false. This is a great victory for free speech and a great defeat for Princess Pinocchio.
Will I get my job back? pic.twitter.com/czhzeejYpa.
– Piers Morgan September 1, 2021.
Off-work statement on Pierce Morgan’s Meghan Markle comments.
A statement from the Associated Press stated: “It was a well-balanced decision. Mr Morgan’s comments were potentially harmful and offensive to viewers, and we acknowledge the public reaction to them.
“But we also took full account of freedom of expression. Under our rules, broadcasters can include controversial opinions as part of a legitimate debate in the public interest, and Mr. Morgan’s tough challenge from other partners provided important context for the audience.
“Nevertheless, we have reminded ITV to pay more attention to content that discusses mental health and suicide in the future. ITV may consider using warnings in a timely manner or signing up for support services.” Ensures that viewers are properly protected.
In summary, he said: “The program focused on an interview between Oprah Winfrey and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“It contained statements about suicide and mental health that could be harmful and highly offensive.
However, our decision is that the program as a whole is challenging enough to provide appropriate protection and context to its viewers. We also considered that the comments about the race in the program could be very aggressive, but that the comments had a lot of context. Therefore, our decision is that the program did not violate the Off-Com Broadcasting Code.