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Musical legend Dionne Warwick has weighed in on Meghan Markle’s exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey — and she thinks the sitdown was a tad “invasive.”
“I, personally, felt that it was a little invasive and I think it could’ve been handled in another fashion,” Warwick told Page Six.
The singer quickly added that she supports Markle’s choice to tell her story. “This was a choice that Harry and Meghan made, and if they felt that it was okay to probe as deeply as Oprah did, then who am I to make any comment on it at all?”
While the buildup to the interview was immense, nobody could have predicted the explosive aftermath.
Piers Morgan, the British conservative daytime host who has spent years bashing Markle after she ghosted him — lost his job after he made remarks about the interview, alleging that he did not believe her claims she was suicidal.
Morgan slammed the interview as “an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of The Queen and the royal family.” He went on to say that “For Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful.”
“They trash everybody,” Morgan said Monday. “They basically make out the entire royal family a bunch of white supremacists.”
Morgan lost his job with “Good Morning Britain” following the rant after Ofcom, a television regulatory office, received more than 41,000 complaints.
Tennis superstar and close friend of Markle’s, Serena Williams, spoke out in her defense.
“I know first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color to minimize us, to break us down and demonize us,’ she wrote in a post to social media.
“We must recognize our obligation to decry malicious, unfounded gossip and tabloid journalism,” she continued. “The mental health consequences of systematic oppression and victimization are devastation, isolating and all too often lethal.”