It’s hardly surprising that social media has been dominated by reactions to the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey since it first aired on Sunday night.
While the royal family themselves are believed to be in crisis talks over what was said, other high-profile individuals seem happy to speak out in support of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Here’s what they had to say.
One of the first people to speak out in support of the couple following the tell-all interview was American tennis player Serena Williams, who tweeted that Markle “teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble.”
https://t.co/fYx4HlZutl— Serena Williams (@Serena Williams) 1615178132.0
Nina Parker, E! News correspondent and co-host of E!'s Nightly Pop, also publicly declared her support for Meghan, explaining that Black women “know exactly what micro aggressions look like .”
You know why Black women believe Meghan? Because we know exactly what micro aggressions look like. And how they slo… https://t.co/w9yLdGacrn— Nina Parker (@Nina Parker) 1615168979.0
American filmmaker Ava DuVernay also spoke out after the interview, sharing an old video clip of Princess Diana and quoting her by saying “It’s the strength that causes the confusion and the fear.”
“It’s the strength that causes the confusion and the fear.” https://t.co/M0JLKogYgc— Ava DuVernay (@Ava DuVernay) 1615186985.0
Amanda Gorman, the activist and poet who performed at Joe Biden’s inauguration, said the royal family missed out on Meghan’s “light.”
Meghan was the Crown's greatest opportunity for change, regeneration, and reconciliation in a new era. They didn't… https://t.co/97sdTsOB3r— Amanda Gorman (@Amanda Gorman) 1615175278.0
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki even weighed in, saying “For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage,” adding that this is a sentiment Joe Biden agrees with.
Red Table Talk’s Jada Pinkett Smith responded to the memes and jokes suggesting the Queen should come on her show to respond to the interview, sharing this image via Instagram.
Comedy Central’s official page also referenced the Harry and Meghan interview, joking that they did not commission Oprah to “roast” the royal family.
To be clear: We did not commission Oprah to do A Roast of the Monarchy last night.— comedycentral (@comedycentral) 1615217431.0