After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Simi Garewal accused Markle of ‘playing the race card’ to make herself into a victim.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey has created quite a stir all over the world. In the two-hour special CBS interview, Winfrey guided the two former senior royals as they discussed racism and dysfunction inside the royal family.
Following the interview, many celebrities have reacted to the shocking revelations by the couple, while some have supported Meghan, some are unconvinced by the Suits actress’s claims.
One of the first few Indian celebrities reacting to Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah, veteran actor Simi Garewal who has hosted several celebrities on her talk show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal took to Twitter to call Meghan “evil” (which she later withdrew), and wrote, “I don’t believe a word Meghan says. Not a word. She is lying to make herself a victim. She is using the race card to gain sympathy.”
Later, when a Twitter user pointed out that Grewal has no ‘facts or arguments to substantiate’ her statement, the actor responded, “There are too many facts…for a starter try reading this.. And I do not respect women who come in and break up homes. Families & marriages take years to build trust..”
While Garewal was unconvinced by Meghan’s claims, there are several people who have stood in support with Meghan. Her long time friend, tennis star Serena Williams took to her social media platforms reflecting on the kind of racism that famous women of colour face.
In a long heart-felt note echoing sentiments of support, the tennis star wrote, “I am so proud of you for being so brave. I know it is never easy. You are strong — both you and Harry. I love you. I adore you.”
Oprah Winfrey’s explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan reached an estimated 17.1 million viewers in the United States on Sunday, the largest audience for any prime-time entertainment special so far this television season, according to the Nielsen company (the organisation provides valuable insights into what people watch on TV).
In this interview, Meghan and Harry made various shocking claims, one in which Meghan said that she considered suicide, while Harry said he and his family were “trapped” in the oppressive institution.