By Victoria Mckeown-
The Jeremy Vine Show has sparked fresh Ofcom complaints over controversial comments made about Piers Morgan
The Jeremy show received 53 Ofcom complaints after the host’s controversial comments about Piers Morgan.Presenter Jeremy debated fellow broadcaster Piers on the 2 nd September episode of his Channel 5 show.
Fellow guests Dr Shola Mos Shogmamimu went on the offensive against Piers, following Ofcom’s latest report in response to over 50,000 complaints which the former presenter has been celebrating .
Dr Shola was named among those complained about in the multiple complaints to Ofcom last March, after Piers Morgan’s outburst that led to him losing his top post at GMB. Complainants took exception to some of her comments during her confrontation with Piers Morgan.
Shola was commenting in relation to Piers Morgan’s comments to the Good Morning Britain show he did not believe a word of Meghan’s following her interview with Oprah Winfrey in March this year.
“I was in that debate with Piers Morgan on that day, and the bottom line is this Ofcom ruling totally whitewashes what has happened,” panellist Dr Shola argued on the show.
“Listen to me, when I say Piers Morgan was objectively irresponsible as a broadcaster, I mean what I say.
“He was objectively offensive on race and mental health, especially in the way he was so dismissive of what he said in terms of her own experience.
“And, he was deeply personal. Piers Morgan continually uses his platform, what he did that say was use his platform, a national platform, the ITV studios, as his own personal living room to just rant out.”
TalkRadio host and fellow panellist James Max waded into the debate, asking: “If for example, she [Meghan] got back in touch with him [Piers] and said ‘Look, I’m really sorry. I can’t talk to you, I can’t talk to any journalists. When we meet in public again, I’d be sure to go through my people’ [would that be acceptable].”
But Dr Shola disagreed: “I am sorry, this is nonsense. No woman owes any man any response.
“What he has done is the equivalent of stalking, and this society is rewarding him for his bad behaviour.
”The former Good Morning Britain host extended a plea he began yesterday for public votes to critics of Meghan Markle , whom he asked to vote for him in a bid to ‘ruin her year’ ,.
Ofcom examines complaints made within 20days of the broadcast, but complaints concluded doesn’t not to raise issues warranting further investigation are closed with a record of the closure published in its Broadcast and On Demand Bulletin, which is published every fortnight.