Meghan Markle’s TV Dad Wendell Pierce Calls Her Out For ‘Insensitive & Offensive’ Interview During Pandemic, Later Clarifies Remarks

Meghan Markle’s TV Dad Wendell Pierce Calls Her Out For ‘Insensitive & Offensive’ Interview During Pandemic, Later Clarifies Remarks

Actor Wendell Pierce has a few thoughts about his former Suits co-star Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

Wendell Pierce played Meghan Markle’s father on the popular USA series from 2013-2019.

And it looks like he’s not a fan of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s sit down with the media mogul.

He said on UK radio station LBC,

“Today 3,000 people are going to die in America from COVID. A couple of hundred people are going to die, even this hour, in the UK. It was quite insensitive and offensive that we are all complicit in this sort of palace … gossip in the midst of so much death. I think it is insignificant.”

After receiving lots of criticism, he clarified his comments on Twitter and called out the British media.

“I just discovered my words are being used as an attack. Well done British Press. Clarity: The British monarchy is archaic in my American eyes. If slavery, colonialism, and apartheid didn’t educate you that they are racist, you failed history.”

He added,

“I was fortunate to tell Meghan personally I wish her all the best. Predicting this hellacious maelstrom I also told her she would always have a friend in me. Because I had no interest in the interview doesn’t change that.”

 

He then addressed Meghan Markle’s reveal that she was suicidal while living in Buckingham Palace.

“In no way am I insensitive to suicide. Unfortunately my family has suffered the pain of losing someone to suicide. I never was interviewed by the Daily Mail and their story manipulated my words in a radio interview. As I told Meghan, I support her and wish her all the best.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson