UK Star Jamelia Slams ITV Over Piers Morgan Interview: ‘It Was an Act of Violence’

by Yah Yah

British media personality Jamelia took to Twitter to call out ITV after a tense interview between Piers Morgan and his co-star, Alex Beresford, went viral.

Beresford called Morgan out for his recent remarks about the Duchess of Sussex.

During Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, Morgan said: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”

Tuesday morning, Beresford challenged Morgan over his remarks about Markle, calling them “incredibly hard to watch.”

“[Harry and Meghan] have had an overwhelming amount of negative press,” he said. “I watched the programme yesterday and yes, they had some great press around the wedding… but everything that has followed since has been incredibly damaging to Meghan’s mental health and to Harry.”

Morgan became so angered during the confrontation that he stormed off the set.

Jamelia called out ITV for allowing Morgan’s aggressive display:

“Whilst a lot of us are entertained by the shenanigans over at@ITV, please understand that what we’re witnessing is actual violence. What we’ve seen of Dr Shola, Charlene and Alex is direct dismissal & victimisation of them, their truth and their experiences. This is not OK,” the singer and tv presenter tweeted.

“We are too comfortable with this being played out on live television, take it from someone who knows all too well, this is a traumatic experience. They don’t just leave this sh!t at the office, it gets taken home with them, and may spill out into their real lives. This is not OK,” she continued.

Jamelia added that she walked away from the network for her own mental health and that she received no protection or support from the UK press.

“I’m not bitter, i’m angry. I’m angry that P!ers gets to be openly, repeatedly sexist, xenophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, elitist AND racist, and gets to keep his job. I’m angry that you made Alex share a table with him this morning, that is an act of violence. This is not OK.”

After sharing her thoughts on Morgan’s childish display, both ITV and “Good Morning Britain” unfollowed her on social media.

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