In the past, Priyanka Chopra stood up for her friend, Meghan Markle, and called the treatment of her by the press ‘racist’. Here’s what she had said.
Before Meghan Markle implied in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that the British royal family had expressed racially motivated sentiments to her husband, Prince Harry, about their son Archie, her friend Priyanka Chopra had supported the Duchess of Sussex against the British press’ negative coverage of her. Priyanka in a 2019 interview labeled the reportage around her as ‘racist’ and had said that Meghan was more than capable of taking on detractors.
Meghan and Harry sat for their first joint interview on Sunday, after announcing last year that they would take a step back from their duties as members of the British royal family. In the interview, the couple revealed the reasons why they were forced to distance themselves from the royals.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Priyanka had opened up about the criticism Meghan had faced and said that much of it is due to her biracial heritage. Priyanka had said that the media’s criticism of her is ‘really unfortunate’, adding, “But if there’s anyone who can handle it, it’s her.”
She continued, “Of course, it has to do with racism, it’s an obvious reason. The beauty of Meg is that she’s been herself through all of this. A lot of people got to know her after everything, but I knew her before [she started dating Harry] and she’s the same chick. Now she’s got a real platform, she talks about the same things she always did."
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 08/03/2021