Ali Miraj told the BBC’s Chiles on Friday programme that Piers Morgan should be able to express his views regardless of some viewers finding them outrageous. The BBC guest added that he believes society has become “too fragile”.
Mr Miraj said: “I don’t agree with what Piers said in relation to Meghan Markle, if she did have mental health issues that is a very serious thing and obviously should be investigated.
“Where I am with Piers completely is his ability to express a view however operant people including myself on that particular point might find it.”
He added: “I think we have become too fragile in society, I think there are boundaries in terms of incitement, you should not incite violence or hatred.
“He is not doing either of those things, he is expressing an opinion and I think we have got to get real in this country and generally about closing down debate.
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“This happens all the time now, on university campuses, in media newsrooms, where if you dare to express an opinion that does not conform to a so-called liberal viewpoint.
“It is actually quite confusing as to who determines what is acceptable in public discourse these days.
“You soon find out on Twitter when you are rounded on, what is acceptable and what is not.
“So I think he is absolutely right and I assume he is going to turn up somewhere quite quickly actually.
He added: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.
“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.
“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”
ITV has not announced who will be permanently replacing Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.