PIERS Morgan has lashed out at Meghan Markle for using people for power-but denied criticism of the ex-actress was "racist".
The outspoken Good Morning Britain host slammed the Duchess of Sussex on Twitter after her and Prince Harry announced that they were stepping back from royal duties.
His comments came in response to Lord Sugar pointing out Meghan once "blew him out" after he "begged" to take her for a drink.
Branding Lord Sugar a "revolting human being", Piers wrote: "a) SHE asked to meet ME for a drink.
"b) I take people as I find them & Meghan's someone who befriends people when they can help her but ditches them if she finds someone more important.
"Even you don't do that & you're a revolting human being."
Meghan and Harry dropped a bombshell statement on Wednesday night announcing they were to split their time between the UK and North America.
The couple also said they would work towards being "financially independent"-but are still retaining certain royal privileges.
But US comedian Gina Yashere has joined a growing list of celebs who say the criticism of Meghan for her decision is "racist".
She tweeted: "Please. Every black person knew this was coming. Constant racist vitriolic abuse disguised as criticism.
"They have the means to get the f *** out, and they did. Now the racists are whining in surprise. GTFOH [Get The F *** Out of Here]".
Piers has now retaliated over her "ridiculous" comments-and insisted it has "nothing to do with her skin colour and everything to do with her being a shameless piece of work".
And he commented on a New York Times article by journalist Afua Hirsch, which said the couple had put "two fingers up at the racism of the British establishment".
The journalist said: "This 'it's all racism' defence of Meghan is so wrong and such a disgraceful smear on the British people who welcomed our first mixed-race royal with huge enthusiasm.
"Her racial background is not why she's been criticised."
The broadcaster revealed in 2018 how former actress Meghan reached out to him a few years back and the pair met up for drinks in London.
But he says she went for dinner with Harry the next day and "ghosted" him.
The firebrand yesterday called for the pair to be stripped of their titles and branded them "Kardashian-wannabes" after their explosive statement.
He blasted the couple in his latest Mail Online column , branding them "entitled" and "disrespectful" towards the Queen.
He wrote: "In a series of staggeringly pompous statements on their gleaming new Hollywood-style website, they laid down the law to the Queen and to the rest of us about exactly how things are supposedly going to work from this moment on.
"In other words, they want to be super-woke celebrities (with all the outrageous 'Do as we say not as we do' hectoring hypocrisy they've already brought to that status) who get to keep all the trappings of royal life without any of the hard, boring bits and the right to cash in on their status however they choose.
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"So, they want the glitz, the glamour, the splendour and the stupendous wealth ... they just don't want to have to actually earn it. What a pathetic joke.
"If they want to be the new Kardashians, they'll get treated like the new Kardashians.
"Get rid of these whining, ego-crazed, deluded leeches Ma'am-before it's too late."