Jameela Jamil said she is “mortified” by the way the British public treat Meghan Markle, and that it wouldn’t be happening if she “was a white woman.”
The Duchess of Sussex has faced criticism for her guest-edited issue of British Vogue, for which Jamil is one of the 15 inspirational women who star on the cover.
“The Good Place” actress said the fact Markle declined to appear on the cover alongside the women shows she “isn’t in this for the glory.”
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Jameela Jamil said that if Meghan Markle “was a white woman, all the bold things she’s doing would be celebrated.”
The Duchess of Sussex has been subject of intense scrutiny ever since she entered the royal family in 2018. Lately, however, the criticism has appeared to reach its peak — and Jamil thinks it’s down to racism in the UK.
“I’m massively mortified by the way people in England nitpick everything Meghan does,” said “The Good Place” star in an interview with The Sunday Times.
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“Let’s just hope this is an adjustment period and that things are about to improve, because if Meghan was a white woman, all the bold things she’s doing would be celebrated.”
One of these “bold things” includes guest-editing British Vogue’s September issue, a move which caused major controversy across the UK.
“Royals don’t guest-edit magazines,” said showbiz reporter Dan Wooten while appearing on ITV’s “Lorraine.” The statement confused and angered Markle fans across the globe, who knew that Kate Middleton guest-edited the Huffington Post back in 2016.
Markle was also criticized for including Jamil as one of her 15 inspirational women on the cover. …read more
Source:: Business Insider