The relationship between the British press and the Sussexes was tumultuous from the start, and the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey has reignited a heated debate about the media’s handling of race.
Tennis star Serena Williams empathised with her friend Meghan in a post on Twitter, saying she knew “first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color to minimize us, to break us down and demonize us. We must recognize our obligation to decry malicious, unfounded gossip and tabloid journalism.”
But British media personalities and commentators hit back on Monday morning, accusing the pair of disrespecting the monarchy
“This is not necessarily just about color, it is about character and anyone like me who is White, privileged and well educated is not able to say anything without it being viewed as racist,” royal biographer Anna Pasternak told the BBC, before falsely stating that White people were a minority in the UK. “We are a White minority now a days and we are silenced from speaking our truth because then it’s immediately labelled as racist.”
Television personality Piers Morgan said on Twitter that the Winfrey interview “was just another reminder that anyone who criticises Meghan Markle is automatically deemed a racist bully.”
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