Supporters Rally Behind Meghan Markle, Call Out Racist Attacks Ahead Of Oprah Interview
Written by Black Voices on March 4, 2021
Supporters of Meghan Markle are rallying behind her after allegations that she had “bullied” workers have been revealed days forward of her and Prince Harry’s upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan mentioned by means of a spokesperson that she is “saddened by this newest assault on her character,” after The Occasions of London revealed an article on Tuesday outlining claims by unnamed workers that the Duchess of Sussex had “humiliated” and “bullied” workers.
The spokesperson recommended that the article was deliberately revealed this week in an effort to undermine Meghan and Prince Harry, who’re set to look in a extremely anticipated two-hour interview particular with Winfrey on Sunday at eight p.m. ET on CBS.
“It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations geared toward undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly earlier than she and The Duke are resulting from communicate brazenly and truthfully about their expertise of current years,” the spokesperson advised The Occasions within the article revealed Tuesday.
Celebrities and different supporters of Meghan shared comparable sentiments on Twitter.
Many individuals charged that such vast focus within the media on bullying claims made in opposition to Meghan follows an extended historical past of racist tropes wherein Black ladies are perceived as being aggressive. Meghan, who has a Black mom and a white father, has lengthy been the goal of racist protection.
“Robust Black [and] bi-racial ladies of Black heritage are ALWAYS labelled ‘bully,’” wrote creator, activist and lawyer Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.
Writer and lawyer Meena Harris, who’s Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece, tweeted on Wednesday: “Preserve Meghan Markle’s identify out of your rattling mouth. You might be racist.”
“Unhealthy Feminist” creator Roxane Homosexual addressed the allegations revealed about Meghan this week, and the Sussexes’ resolution to step again from the royal household final 12 months, on Twitter on Wednesday: “These British papers actually can’t tolerate that Prince Harry loves a Black lady.”
“He was proper to depart,” she continued. “I don’t even assume it was a tough resolution. They may by no means ever cease making an attempt to tear Meghan aside. It’s completely grotesque.”
Buckingham Palace launched an eyebrow-raising assertion on Wednesday, noting that its HR crew will “look into the circumstances outlined” within the Occasions article.
The article highlighted a bullying criticism made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, who beforehand labored as a communications secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan’s supporters criticized the publication and different British media after The Occasions reported this week that the duchess had worn earrings despatched as a marriage reward from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (The Biden administration launched an intelligence report on Friday discovering that the crown prince was accountable for the killing of Washington Put up journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.)
Some individuals who had labored with Meghan — a former star on TV sequence “Fits” — shared their constructive experiences with the previous actor on Twitter.
Angela Harvey tweeted on Wednesday that she had labored on the set of “Fits,” and that crew members who labored with Meghan “beloved her.”
“LOVED,” she added. “Set dynamics being what they’re … I don’t consider this bullying narrative for a microsecond.”
Actor Janina Gavankar tweeted on Thursday that she has recognized Meghan for 17 years, calling the duchess “form, robust, open.”
Celebrities and different Twitter customers have joined in to rally behind Meghan:
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