Wendell Pierce, Meghan Markle’s Fits Co-Star, Slams ‘Insensitive’ Oprah Interview


Meghan Markle’s former TV father is just not impressed with the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday.

The actor, who performed Robert Zane on Fits, slammed the interview as being “insensitive” resulting from it being carried out through the ongoing pandemic.

“Immediately, 3,000 individuals are going to die in America from Covid. A few hundred individuals are going to die, even this hour, within the U.Ok.,” he informed LBC Radio.

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“[It was] fairly insensitive and offensive that we’re all complicit on this type of palace… gossip within the midst of a lot loss of life. I believe it’s insignificant.”

He quoted a line from Macbeth with “filled with sound and fury signifying nothing,” earlier than reiterating  that he was criticizing “everybody” concerned and added that the Royal Household “give attention to the throes of loss of life that we’re in.”

Pierce later took to Twitter when retailers reported his phrases as an “assault.”

“I simply found my phrases are getting used as an assault. Nicely completed, British Press. Readability: The British monarchy is archaic in my American eyes. If slavery, colonialism and apartheid did not educate you that they’re racist, you failed historical past,” he wrote on the social media platform.

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“I used to be lucky to inform Meghan personally I want her all the most effective. Predicting this hellacious maelstrom (sic), I additionally informed her she would all the time have a buddy in me. As a result of I had little interest in the interview would not change that.”

Pierce stated that by no means is he “insensitive” to suicide.

“Sadly, my household has suffered the ache of dropping somebody to suicide. I by no means was interviewed by the Each day Mail and their story manipulated my phrases in a radio interview. As I informed Meghan, I assist her and want her all the most effective.”

Pierce recurred as Robert Zane on Fits from 2013-19, showing in 36 episodes.

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Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Prince Harry touched on many matters on Sunday, with one of many largest revelations being Meghan alleging that she had suicidal ideas, however no member of The Palace would assist her.

“Look, I used to be actually ashamed to should say it on the time and ashamed to should admit it to Harry, particularly as a result of I understand how a lot loss he’s suffered,” Markle informed Oprah.

“However I knew that if I didn’t say that I might do it… and I simply didn’t ― I simply didn’t need to be alive anymore.

“And that was a really clear and actual and horrifying fixed thought.”

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle in South Africa

Meghan stated she sought assist from Human Sources, however she was informed “there’s nothing we are able to do that can assist you since you’re not a paid member of the establishment” and that potential assist wouldn’t be provided “as a result of it wouldn’t be good for The Establishment.”

The Palace additionally reportedly refused to present Archie safety. Markle didn’t know why this was the case, however she did say that there have been “considerations and conversations about how darkish his pores and skin is likely to be when he’s born… and what that may imply or appear like.”

The Palace opened up in a press release on Tuesday about their ideas on the allegations raised within the interview.

“The entire household is saddened to study the total extent of how difficult the previous few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the assertion stated.

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“The problems raised, significantly that of race, are regarding. While some recollections could fluctuate, they’re taken very critically and will probably be addressed by the household privately.”

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will all the time be a lot cherished relations.”

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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