GMB: Piers Morgan slams Meghan and Harry for Netflix deal
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Piers Morgan denounced the Duke of Sussex’s decision to sign a deal with Netflix after seeing the backlash sparked by the company’s series on the Royal Family. The Good Morning Britain host told ITV viewers that Netflix had invaded the Royal Family’s life more than anyone in history.
Mr Morgan said: “How can any journalist think that people in public life have the right to control the media?
“That’s not how it works!”
Ms Reid replied: “Because someone in public life, like me who is on television doesn’t necessarily want every aspect of their life to be broadcast.”
Mr Morgan interjected: “Nobody does, but if you’re making $100million from Netflix, who by the way has just invaded your own family’s life in Harry’s case more than anyone in history with The Crown.
“And you take $100million from the company that has just trashed your own family, then you claim to be the Prince of Privacy, do me a favour!”
Last year following the fourth season of The Crown being released on Netflix, Prince Charles and Camilla were forced to turn off comments on their social media after they suffered a “despicable” backlash.
Royal commentator Rachel Bowie told the Royally Obsessed podcast: “It is awful that Charles and Camilla have had to turn off social media commenting because of the backlash.
“Seeing that and how it plays out, I think it is despicable.”
The Crown is not ‘historically accurate’ says Oliver Dowden
And The Economist wrote regarding the series: “All drama that involves real people is, to some extent, fiction: when Charles and Diana stared into each other’s eyes and realised it was over, no one else was in the room where it happened.
“If those being portrayed are dead, decently behaved and unimportant, nobody cares what lines script writers make up for them.
“But if they are alive, adulterous and the heir to the throne, things are bound to get sticky.”
In December, the UK’s Culture Secretary told Sky News that Netflix should follow the example set by BBC and ITV in showing a warning regarding dramatised events at the beginning of the series.
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Oliver Dowden said: “The Crown is actually produced in my constituency.
“I have a great deal of respect for the production values, it is beautifully produced.
“The point is that it is not historically accurate, just as when the BBC or ITV produce these shows they put a warning on at the start to say this is a work of fiction.
“I made the point that Netflix should do this. I do not think that is outrageous, I think that is what you would expect from other broadcasters.”
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