Piers Morgan took to Twitter this morning to react to an article which pointed out that he was in the audience at the GQ Awards, when Prince Harry spoke on “news misinformation”. The TV presenter shared the news story online in view of his 7.9 million followers.
The initial tweet from the online publication read: “Harry lectures GQ audience on ‘news misinformation’ with Piers Morgan sitting right there.”
“#awks,”(sic) Piers added as he re-shared the post.
The 56-year-old former newspaper editor attended the London award show with his wife Celia Walden, while Prince Harry appeared via video link.
During his surprise appearance, the Duke of Sussex, 36, condemned anti vaxxers who “peddle lies and fears”, creating vaccine hesitancy.
The episodes which aired on March 8 and 9 received almost 60,000 complaints, making them the most complained about moments during the TV regulators’ history.
Ofcom said that the network had provided the viewers protection from “potentially harmful and highly offensive statements” as he had been challenged by co-star Susanna Reid and royal editor Chris Ship.
“It was legitimate for this programme to discuss and scrutinise those claims including their veracity,” their conclusion read.
“Ofcom is clear that, consistent with freedom of expression, Mr Morgan was entitled to say he disbelieved the Duke and Sussex’s allegations and to hold and express strong views that rigorously challenged their account.”