In an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, accused the Royal family of being cold and racist, especially towards her and their son Archie, which pushed the couple away. However, Indian actress-TV host Simi Garewal wasn’t convinced with their claims made by the couple in their 90-minute interview. She called Meghan ‘evil’ in her tweet after watching the video. But her tweet on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, drew massive flak on social media.
“#OprahMeghanHarry 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. Evil,” Simi had tweeted earlier on Monday. Soon, Twitterati empathising with the former royal couple and their interview, slammed the 73-year-old. Many questioned Garewal’s veracity to make such bold claims, considering the fact that she is not even related to the Royal family.
#OprahMeghanHarry 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. Evil.
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) March 8, 2021
In the hotly-anticipated interview which aired on CBS on Sunday at 8 p.m., Meghan said the fear for their child, for whom no security was offered by the Royal family, and the growing scrutiny also had a damaging effect on her mental health, and she claimed going through suicidal thoughts while she was pregnant.
“I was ashamed to say it at the time I just didn’t want to be alive any more. And that was a very real and clear, and frightening and constant thought,” she said in the two-hour pre-recorded interview, adding that the Palace refused to protect her. “My regret is believing them when they said I would be protected,” a teary-eyed Meghan said at the end of the interview she gave along with Harry.
Meghan spoke at length about the issue of Archie’s skin colour. “In those months when I was pregnant, we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘He won’t be given security. He’s not going to be given a title’, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” she said, revealing that while the couple didn’t refuse for the official photo when Archie was born, Markle was scared for his safety.
“There was a lot of fear surrounding it. I was very scared of having to offer up our baby, knowing they weren’t going to be kept safe,” she said, adding that the information was relayed to her by Harry, who later in the interview, refused to share the details of the conversation, or with whom he had the conversation, since he felt it would be “very damaging to them”.
Check how netizens react:
The irony that is International Women's Day. Why, Simi, why? https://t.co/bugsqoMBMk
— Lux, me. (@purplemuch) March 8, 2021
Aunty Simi is sad Harry didn’t marry a white girl. https://t.co/K2ZFMdgDkB
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) March 8, 2021
— Lavanya (@lavanyad) March 8, 2021
You’re just bitter that @Oprah got the interview before you.
— Megxit (@TheKuzzu) March 8, 2021
Buckingham palace please invite her for a field trip , she’s EARNED IT https://t.co/vshjoVnQyf
— High (@talkingcurves) March 8, 2021
Statements like these make mentally unhealthy ppl to not ask for help. Didn't expect this from you
— Fatima_M (@Fatima_khan_M) March 8, 2021
Idk, her husband sat next to her, held her hand and corroborated everything she said. Or am I missing something here? Oh wait, internalised misogyny. Right. https://t.co/2ygNKHjXNr
— HER FUNKNESS (@HerFunkness) March 8, 2021
Her husband literally sitting right next to her endorsing everysingle word but yeah by all means call out just her.
Keep your internalised misogyny and racism to yourself lady. Sheesh. https://t.co/btqxcWY4ti
— Edgar Allan Poeha (@vaniIlaessence) March 8, 2021
HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY, Y’ALL! https://t.co/sF78mVrq9H
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) March 8, 2021
Man, she used to wear all white for a reason, eh? https://t.co/1KoV0Hwstn
— Abbas Momin (@AbbasMomin) March 8, 2021
Oh damn. Simi went full racist. https://t.co/9IU65DAX4Q
— L P (@february_31st) March 8, 2021