- Meghan Markle appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” in which she and the host pulled a prank on street vendors
- Piers Morgan slammed the duchess over her “Ellen” appearance, claiming she acted like a “desperate reality TV star”
- Some Twitter users agreed with Morgan, while others were happy to see Markle relaxed and up for some fun
Piers Morgan is once again putting Meghan Markle on blast.
The British media personality wasn’t a fan of the Duchess of Sussex’s surprise appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday.
In addition to sitting down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Markle also tapped into her comedic acting skills during a prank segment. She was instructed by the host through an earpiece to act out in a variety of bizarre ways, including doing random squats out in public and addressing herself as “Mommy” while talking to street vendors.
However, in a column for the Daily Mail, Morgan, a longtime critic of Markle, slammed her “Ellen” debut, calling it a “vomit-making” “cheese-fest.”
“Meghan behaved like such a gormless desperate reality TV star on her vomit-making Ellen cheese-fest that even a Kardashian would have deemed this humiliating fiasco too brand-damaging,” he tweeted, alongside a link to his column and screenshots of Markle drinking from a baby bottle and wearing cat ears headband during the prank segment.
Morgan further claimed that as long as Markle and Prince Harry continue to use the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their behavior “directly impacts on the reputation of the royal family” and their actions carry “significance and cannot be dismissed as inconsequential.”
Some social media users appeared to share Morgan’s views, claiming that Markle did too much and did not behave like a royal at all.
“This is jaw-dropping, isn’t it? What a disappointment, I once liked and even defended this woman,” one person commented on Morgan’s post. “What on this earth was she thinking?”
“To us Brits, it was excruciating to watch, but maybe that’s what the U.S. likes. Is that their humor?” another Twitter user added.
“This really isn’t what royals do! The Duchess of Cambridge holds herself with such grace and class. Me-again is a watered-down version. This is so sad. All the Queen worked to uphold…just gone in an hour,” a third wrote.
But many fans came to Markle’s defense and clapped back at Morgan. Others said they were just delighted to see the mom of two relaxed and up for some harmless fun.
“I don’t understand. If you dislike someone, why watch or worry what they’re doing?” one Twitter user commented.
“Obsession has the man fixated on every move. … It’s a successful lady of color [who] turned him down. And he can’t have that in his ego,” a second user added.
“Meghan Markle made me watch ‘The Ellen Show’ for the first time in years,” another fan wrote, while a fourth user added, “I have never ever watched ‘Ellen,’ but when they said the better [half] of my all time favorite couple Meghan was on there, I made sure to be home in time to watch it live. Rearranged my whole schedule.”
Aside from pulling a prank on street vendors, Markle also revealed how she and Prince Harry once went incognito at a Halloween party thanks to their costumes and opened up about her early days as an up-and-coming actress.
Markle reminisced about going on auditions on the same Warner Bros. lot back when she worked as an actress. “The security guards would always say, ‘Break a leg! We hope you get it!’ So the drive in today was very different,” she told DeGeneres.
An unnamed “Ellen” insider told Page Six that Markle “was incredibly relaxed and fun and showed a whole different side to herself,” adding that the “audience laughed a lot” and “didn’t know she was [a] guest until she walked out and they went wild.”