“I almost killed myself a year ago because of Piers Morgan’s relentless campaign of lies and hatred against me last February,” Jamil wrote on Twitter. She also shared the tweet on Instagram with a caption explaining her reaction to him leaving the British morning show.
“Safer, Happier and Hopeful for the future of our media who are learning post Britney doc and now Meghan that there is a line of ethical standard that the public is going to hold them to,” she wrote.
“Also watching him walk off set for being remotely criticized, like a toddler throwing a tantrum… after YEARS of him belittling those of us who couldn’t handle global pile ons… was deeply satisfying.”
You can read the full post below.
Chelsea Handler also shared a negative experience she had with Morgan by posting a clip from an appearance she made on his former CNN show. “Some assholes get better, some just stay the same,” she captioned the video.
“I want viewers to know — I mean, they must know because they’re probably following you on Twitter — I mean, you can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds,” Handler told Morgan in the clip. “You’re a terrible interviewer.”
He replied, “Well, you just weren’t keeping my attention. That’s more an issue for you than me.” Hander added, “That’s not my problem. This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guest that you invited on your show.”
Morgan attempted to insult her by saying she wasn’t “interesting enough” to pay attention to during the segment. Handler casually added, “Maybe that’s why your job is coming to an end,” which was a reference to CNN’s earlier decision to cancel Morgan’s show.
Handler’s comment section on the post is full of fellow celebs praising her remarks to Morgan. Kristen Bell wrote, “There are not enough eggplant emojis in the world to describe how much I love this post.” Melanie Griffith added, “Hahaha!! You go girl!!!” January Jones simply commented, “I love you.”
Dax Shepard admitted that he’d love to have the opportunity to tell off a certain former talk-show host too: “You’ve lived out my Bill O’Reily fantasy,” he revealed.
Freida Pinto wrote probably what we’re all thinking: “You are THE BEST!! That felt deeply satisfying to watch you just not take his shit👏🏽.”
More on this story as it develops.