Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, an author and attorney in England, scolded British talk show host Piers Morgan during his show on Monday, shutting down his attempt to downplay Meghan Markle’s recent claim about racism in the royal family.
Refusing to be intimidated by Morgan as he tried to shout over his guest, Mos-Shogbamimu vehemently called out the royal family, which has been facing backlash after The Duchess of Sussex revealed disturbing details about her treatment in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
Markle told of an instance in which her son Archie, who was allegedly described as “too brown” in the royal family and blocked him from getting the title of prince, which was given to the sons of Prince William and Duchess Kate.
While Morgan said Markle and her husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, are guilty of trashing the queen, the guest fired back at the Good Morning Britain host. The pundit, often known for his abrasive loudness, grew increasingly frustrated as the activist projected her own voice and proceeded to call out the queen.
“By all means let’s applaud the queen when she does something right, but when she does something wrong, let’s call her out,” Mos-Shogbamimu said.
The anchor tried to interject at that juncture by asking what the queen has done wrong.
“What kind of grandmother would be so close to her grandson Harry, but do not use her power and influence as queen to protect them from the racist media coverage?” the attorney said.
Turning the scolding back to Morgan, the guest shamed him for taking the side of the queen.
“You sit there humming on about how the royal institution is not racist. Are you out of your godforsaken mind?” she said.
The cycle continued with Morgan trying to interrupt and the woman refusing to be silenced.
“I find what you’re saying about the queen actually disgraceful,” the host interjected.
“Listen and you might learn something,” she said. “The royal family is an institution rooted in colonialism, white supremacy and racism. The legacy is right there. So you’re now surprised that a comment would have been made by several members of the royal family about how dark Archie’s skin is.”
The host again tried to speak as Mos-Shogbamimu continued the lecture.
“Let me finish,” the guest said. “You’re more outraged that Harry and Meghan had the audacity to speak their truth than you should be at the actual outrage of racism.”
— Jamie Bolton (@JamieBolton) March 8, 2021