Priyanka Chopra called out the “racism” Meghan Markle faces in the press, and she’s so right

Meghan Markle’s life changed tremendously when she began dating Prince Harry. In a few short years, she’s married a prince, birthed a royal baby, and become one of the most famous people in the world. But she hasn’t been treated too kindly by the press in the United Kingdom. And now, her friend Priyanka Chopra is opening up about the racism Markle has faced since joining the royal family.

In a new interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times, Chopra addressed the way Markle is treated by the media, praising her longtime friend for remaining true to herself no matter what. “Of course it has to do with racism, it’s an obvious reason,” Chopra said, ET Online reports. “But the beauty of Meg is that she’s been herself through all of this.”

"A lot of people got to know her after everything [once she started dating Harry], but I knew her before and she's the same chick. Now that she's got a real platform, she talks about the same things she always did. We spent hours speaking about the difference that influence and dialogue can make to the world before this whole thing happened, so what you see now is authentically her. She's always been the girl wanting to move the needle."

Chopra emphasized that the racist coverage against Markle is “really unfortunate,” but added: “If there’s anyone who can handle it, it’s her.”

"Meghan is such a progressive, modern girl. She's what the world is today—a self-made woman who looks like each one of us...I mean, she's stunning, but she is so completely herself."

We absolutely love to see the support these two ladies have for each other. While we have no doubt that Markle is handling her press coverage with grace and dignity, we sincerely hope that the anti-black sentiment she faces in the media ends—full stop.

Filed Under