Eamonn Holmes, 59, was joined on the This Morning sofa by his wife Ruth Langsford, 59, for a segment on the Duchess of Sussex, 37, where she was labelled “uppity”. During the show’s debate titled “Is Meghan being fairly criticised?”, the journalist posed the question to Canadian reporter Lainey Lui, after Meghan Markle had previously refused to share the details of her son Archie’s birth. A viewer took took to Twitter and slammed the television presenter for “bashing” the royal. The person in question wrote: “Working from home so getting to see the inherent racism of the British media as personified by @EamonnHolmes & @RuthieeL who are currently unashamedly bashing Meghan Markle live on @thismorning.”
The ITV star took to the micro-blogging site and fumed, in view of his 993,000 followers: “What a stupid bigoted a**e you are . Ur typical of the sort who only want your questions asked. Our job us to ask questions. That's what we did and we did it very well.
“Call me racist again and I will sue your bigoted stupid a**e off you.”(sic)
Eamonn’s comments left social media divided with the presenter later adding a follow-up tweet.
He said: “The very idea we have to defend ourselves. The public initially loved Megan... and Harry is sooo popular. Don't shoot the messenger over such own goals.
“This all could so easily be turned around. They could do worse than consult a few Media people like ourselves India.”(sic)
Journalist India Willoughby had responded to the presenter's initial tweet and appeared to agree with his sentiment.
Eamonn Holmes threatens to ‘sue’ over Meghan Markle ‘racism’