Honestly, I’m still cackling about the news that Prince Harry executive produced an Apple TV+ series about mental health with OPRAH. Oprah, America’s Forever First Lady. Oprah, the black female billionaire. Oprah, arguably one of the most powerful women in the world. And Oprah and Prince Harry are joining forces for mental health. Meanwhile, Kate is throwing big-girl palace parties to celebrate a nebulous “mental health initiative” which will likely never launch, and William whines about how “not one celebrity” wanted to help him talk about mental health. *cackle* And that’s not all – it turns out that Oprah is also going to vocally support the Duchess of Sussex in interviews. Bless the mighty Oprah.
Oprah Winfrey is standing up for Meghan Markle. The television mogul, who just announced her partnership with Prince Harry in creating a mental health series launching on Apple next year, appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the project on Wednesday, and conversation turned to the royal mom-to-be.
“I think she’s being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart,” Winfrey, 65, said of the Duchess of Sussex, 37. “I think it’s very unfair.”
Gayle King, who attended Meghan’s baby shower in New York City, then added: “She’s very kind. She doesn’t seem to buy into [her bad press] though.”
A month after Meghan shared that she does not feed into negativity by looking at Twitter, Winfrey reiterated that the royal mom-to-be “does not read anything.”
“I think that’s remarkable that despite everything that’s going on she does not read anything,” she said.
It’s just a reminder to those stuffy, petty, pearl-clutching, nasty and racist courtiers and royal reporters: we noticed, motherf–kers. We were paying attention to the smear campaign. And we think less of those journalists and courtiers who were involved with the smearing of Meghan. When even Oprah says something about it, you know it’s bad. Oprah doesn’t involve herself in every gossip story or every controversy. But she sees it and she decided to say something this time.
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