Piers Morgan Faces Backlash For Sharing Royal Names Mentioned in Revoked 'Endgame' Book

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Piers Morgan is getting some heat for a controversial decision made during his talk show, Piers Morgan Uncensored this week.

The British journalist and TV personality was discussing the recent scandal surrounding Omid Scobie's new book Endgame, which is currently being pulled from shelves in the Netherlands over a faulty translation that named two senior members of the royal family who allegedly voiced concerns over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie's skin color.

For those who need a refresher, Meghan claimed during her and Harry's famous 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey that someone in the royal family had questions about what color Archie's skin would be before he was born. (She opted not to name exactly who was behind the racially-charged comments, while Harry later clarified that it was not either of his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.)

Scobie's new book, released on Tuesday, Nov. 28, discusses the incident, though the original English version does not contain the names of the two accused royals, while somehow, a Dutch translation of the book blatantly listed two names.

The Dutch version is now being temporarily pulled from shelves in the Netherlands over what is being called an editing "error" by Scobie, per a new interview with This Morning

But Morgan got himself involved when he talked about the situation on a new episode of his talk show, and despite the book being revoked over its damming allegations, the TV host decided to share the names of the two royals mentioned in the translation.

"If Dutch people wandering into a bookshop can pick it up and see these names, then you, British people, here—who actually pay for the British royal Family—you're entitled to know too," he told his show's audience.

"Now we can start the process of finding out if [the controversial comments] ever got uttered, what the context was, and whether there was any racial intent at all," he added, before sharing the names of the two royal family members. (He also made it clear that he does not believe the allegations of racism to be fair.)

But his followers online had a lot of thoughts about Morgan's dicey decision, including users who thought he was going to get himself in trouble for sharing the names publicly, despite the ongoing efforts to get the misprint off the shelves.

"I often agree with @piersmorgan, but I don’t agree with him giving oxygen to the @scobie book drama," one user on X wrote in part. "If he truly believes none of what the Sussexes alleged was true—which he has said repeatedly and in no uncertain terms—then all he has done is give oxygen to what he believes is false story."

"I love how Piers Morgan is doing more damage to the Royal Family than the book itself," someone else added. "But since he's not that bright, he doesn't seem to understand."

In a follow up message shared to X on Thursday, Morgan promised to debate the reason why he chose to name the "two alleged royal racists (who aren't racists)," as he put it, on the new episode of his show, airing at 8 p.m. UTC.

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