Indian actor, director, producer and a popular talk show host, Simi Garewal, has penned her two cents on the recent Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview which is blowing up the internet.
In the interview, Meghan has accused the British Royal family of racism, lying and pushing her to the brink of suicide. The 39-year-old, whose mother is Black and father is white, has said she had been naive before marrying into the royal family in 2018, and that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self-harm after pleading for help but getting none.
Meghan added that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about how dark his skin might be. She and Harry declined to comment on who aired these concerns, but Harry went on to reveal that his family had cut them off financially and that his father, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had let him down and refused to take his calls at one point.
Now, despite the support Harry has lent to Meghan's claims, few Twitterati, including Simi have refused to accept anything she says.
Taking to the microblogging site, Simi tweeted, "#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."
#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
Many agreed to what Simi had to say, including a user who responded, "Yes!!! It's a shame when people misuse this card. t brings down the entire movement for a lot of deserving people. I have absolutely no sympathy in this case.They didn't need to dish dirt like this on an Institution for their own gain."
Yes !!! It's a shame when people misuse this card. It brings down the entire movement for a lot of deserving people. I have absolutely no sympathy in this case. They didn't need to dish dirt like this on an Institution for their own gain— Abhina Pradeep (@abhi197) March 8, 2021
But while many may echo similar sentiments, some have voiced support for Meghan and shut down speculations of Simi and others like her. "After what the Royal family did to Lady Diana, there is enough reason to believe Meghan," wrote a user. "Frankly, it is not at all surprising. In fact, it is so difficult to understand this whole Royal family concept in the present times. However, Meghan is definitely very smart and brave."
After what the Royal family did to Lady Diana, there is enough reason to believe Meghan. Frankly, it is not at all surprising. Infact, it is so difficult to understand this whole Royal family concept in the present times. However, Meghan is definitely very smart and brave.— Raj Krishna (@rk300777) March 8, 2021
Another commented, "I respect you a lot and I really would wish you’d introspect this whole thing again from an open perspective. And form an opinion after more research from authentic sources before having a take on this topic to post on social media platform."
@Simi_Garewal Simi Aunty, I know where you’re coming from but racism is still an issue worldwide. I really don’t see or think or believe Meghan is lying. Also, truly victim shaming/blaming is an age old thing which has to stop now.— Jen Carter 🏳️🌈 (@sam_carter_30) March 8, 2021
While the hash tag #OprahMeghanHarry continues to trend on Twitter, who is to say what speculations may surface next, but for now it seems there is a divide on social media and the grey area seems to have been blurred with the former royal’s latest revelations.
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