Piers Morgan attacks Meghan Markle's new book as 'ludicrously inappropriate'
Are you surprised he's not a fan?
Piers Morgan has once again launched an attack on Meghan Markle, in the aftermath of the news that the Duchess of Sussex has written a children's book.
The book, entitled The Bench, is inspired by her husband Prince Harry's relationship with their son Archie. Set to be published in June, it started out as a poem that Markle wrote for her husband on the first father's Day following Archie's birth, before being adapted into a story.
Publishers Random House Children’s Books describe the book as "a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons."
But months on from single-handedly causing Morgan to lose his job as host of Good Morning Britain, Markle is still playing on Piers' mind, so much so that he used his Daily Mail column to take aim at her and her book.
He accuses her of acting hypocritically in writing the book considering the difficult relationship that she herself has with her father.
Morgan writes: "Lest we forget, Ms Markle has ruthlessly disowned her father Thomas and refuses to have anything to do with him despite the fact they now live just 70 miles from each other.
"She is also reported to have disowned every other Markle, none of whom were invited to her wedding. This doesn’t seem like someone overly keen to operate ‘an inclusive lens’ to me. In fact, it seems a singularly EX-clusive lens."
And he doesn't stop there either, turning his attention to Prince Harry next and the Duke's involvement in the interview with Oprah in March.
Morgan writes that Harry "trashed his father Prince Charles," by "moaning about how Daddy had stopped taking his calls or giving him cash, sounding like some needy spoiled brat teenager rather than a 36-year-old multi-millionaire doormat who ditched his family, country and duty because his chillingly controlling and ambitious wife wanted him to."
In a statement, Markle herself described the book as something that captures "the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life." She said that this representation was important to her and that she "worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens."
As part of this message, the book is illustrated by Californian artist Christian Robinson. Robinson started drawing as a child to cope with his mother's imprisonment, whilst he was brought up by his grandmother in a one-bedroom flat with his brother, two cousins and aunt.
The Sacramento-born artist has previously worked for Pixar and has spoken about how his creativity growing up was a way of "having a some say" over his circumstances while his mother, who struggled with addiction and mental health, was in prison for most of his childhood.
So is it any surprise, that the person who has managed to find a vitriolic, negative message from this whole project, is the man who has made it his life goal to attack and bully Meghan Markle at every turn?
Have a day off Piers.