A MENTAL health influencer has called for Piers Morgan to be suspended from Good Morning Britain after he mocked Meghan Markle’s mental health battle.
Benny James, 27 who has campaigned for better Mental Health support in the UK for years, even writing an open letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year on the issue posted a video to Twitter slamming the ITV host after he rubbished her mental health claims.
Despite ITV running a mental wellness campaign called ‘Britain Get Talking‘ and claims to support the vital work of leading mental health charities such as Mind, YoungMinds, CALM and SAMH at a time where mental health has never needed more attention.
Benny told Politicalite: “Piers saying that he doesn’t believe Meghan is telling the truth about her suicidal thoughts is the reason so many people suffer in silence.”
“Why was Piers Morgan even allowed to go on Good Morning Britain again this morning?”
Piers Morgan Needs to be sacked.. How can he turn round and say Meghan is lying about suicidal thoughts.. ‼️? pic.twitter.com/27GUQjuvf2
— Benny James (@Beno_ldn) March 8, 2021
“He should be suspended right away with the comments he made against Meghan, this is why nobody takes mental health seriously.”
He slammed ITV and said if Brits agree with what Morgan had to say about Meghan and her suicidal thoughts then just know your going to stop your friends and family ever coming to you for help.”
Benny was blocked by Morgan on Twitter after defending Meghan Markle and highlighting the effects Morgan’s comments could have on ITV viewers who are not in the public eye and may need help, but could be put off due to the out-dated stigma echoed by Morgan.
I think my video I done speaking the facts about Himself and the media touched a nerv ? pic.twitter.com/vY8sdrIhXn
— Benny James (@Beno_ldn) March 8, 2021
Responding to Benny, an ITV spokesperson told Politicalite: “ITV is committed to mental health and wellbeing and working with our charity partners on Britain Get Talking, which is about encouraging people to talk about their mental health.”
“It is very important that if anyone has suicidal thoughts that they should always speak out and be listened to.”
PIERS Morgan stormed off the Good Morning Britain set this morning after weatherman Alex Beresford attacked him for his remarks on Meghan Markle.
Alex told Piers his comments were “Absolutely diabolical behaviour.”
He said that Meghan “dropped him” after dating Prince Harry adding, “She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to.”
Morgan said: “OK! I’ve had enough of this!” and stormed off set.”
GMB was forced to cut to an ad break and when the programme returned cut straight to the news instead of the usual debate.
MORGAN UNDER FIRE
The under fire host is under fire after rubbishing Meghan Markles claims about Mental Health and Racism during an episode of ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
Piers was left raging over the CBS interview with Oprah on Monday morning.
Morgan, 55 said: “OK, OK. Let us have the names. I do not believe a word she says, Meghan Markle.”
“I would not believe her if she read a weather report. And the fact she has whipped up this onslaught against our Royal Family, I find contemptible.”
“They’ve trashed [Harry’s] dad, they’ve trashed his brother, they’ve trashed his sister-in-law. They’ve trashed everything the Queen has worked so hard for and we’re supposed to believe they’re compassionate?” he raged.
He said the bombshell interview was an “absolutely disgraceful betrayal” of the royal family.”
Viewers hit out at Morgan with one viewer writing: “If I were Piers Morgan, I’d simply find a hobby that doesn’t include bullying a pregnant woman who’s openly admitted having mental health issues.”
“You’ve convinced yourself just because she’s rich and famous that she’s not a person, and in doing so, have forsaken your own empathy.”
Another said: “Piers Morgan having a platform to say disgustingly insensitive things that could be dangerous to the mental health of millions of people: NO”
Another added: “I’ve never complained about anyone, pretty much ever, but hearing #PiersMorgan claim someone having suicidal thoughts was a lie.Nah.That got me. He’s lucky he’s never been there. My #Ofcom complaint has been submitted. No one deserves dissmisal on that point nomatter who they are.”
Thousands have already complained to Ofcom over Morgans comments.