Piers Morgan’s at it again.
The nation’s rampaging, right-wing alarm clock has written a column for the Daily Mail (that famously anti-racist publication), claiming that Britain has not been racist towards Meghan Markle.
Naturally, everyone with a sense of decency and access to the internet can see that Morgan’s argument is patently false. However, the breakfast TV troll has used his sizeable social media following to amplify the few people who agree with him.
A bit awkwardly, however, this has involved platforming fans of the far-right.
Morgan posted this tweet earlier today – to his 7.1 million followers – thanking a fellow Twitter user for supporting his claim that Markle hasn’t been driven out of the country by “racist Brits”.
This is where it starts to get uncomfortable for Piers.
“Olivia Pope”, the person he befriended, is actually a big supporter of Tommy Robinson – a notorious racist.
In fact, Pope is so infatuated with the far-right leader that her account features the hashtag #TommySupporter.
In a tweet from December last year, Pope describes Robinson as “a truth teller and a genuine all round nice guy.”
Here’s a note to Piers Morgan: if your views are met with high-fives from fans of the far-right, you’re on the wrong side of the argument.