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Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil clash over Meghan Markle

TWITTER SPAT: Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil

PIERS MORGAN and Jameela Jamil have found themselves embroiled in another battle on Twitter – this time over the treatment of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, by sections of the English press.

Morgan, 54, co-anchor of the ITV Breakfast Programme Good Morning Britain, called actress Jamil a “virtue-signalling twerp” after she stated that criticism of Meghan Markle was steeped in racism.

Jamil, 33, star of The Good Place, an American fantasy comedy television series, and radio presenter, was one of the minority ethnic celebrities to appear on the front of the September issue of Vogue magazine guest edited by the Duchess.

She has said that the recent treatment of the royal by England and the English Press is evident of their hatred of her because of her race. She also argued that Prince Harry was being targeted because he married her.

Jamil tweeted: “Ugh. Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it…Your bullying is so embarrassing and obvious. You’ve all lost your marbles. It’s 2019. Grow up.”

With a tweet of his own Morgan then retaliated: “Vile racist bully accuses all 55 million people in England of being vile racist bullies. I suggest YOU grow up, Ms Jamil, you pathetic virtue-signalling twerp.”

Morgan and Jamil publicly clashed in a previous online spat earlier this year. In March, the pair argued over comments Morgan made in reference to a revelation made by singer Sam Smith regarding him being gender fluid.
A number of celebrities have come out to support the Duchess amid attacks from the press.

Earlier this week Elton John, who defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s use of private jets, called for the press to end the “relentless and untrue assassinations on their character”.

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