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'Meghan Markle is using the race card to gain sympathy', says Simi Garewal after Oprah Winfrey interview

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Veteran actor and talk show host, Simi Garewal, on Monday, took to her Twitter account to react to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, their first sit-down interview since they announced they were taking a step back from their duties as members of the British royal family.

Simi, who has been a popular talk show host herself wrote on Twitter that she does not believe what was said by Meghan Markle during her interview with Oprah. Simi also accused Meghan of 'using the race card to gain sympathy'. 

In a scathing tweet, Simi wrote, "I don't believe a word Meghan says. Not a word. She is lying to make herself a victim. She is using the race card to gain sympathy. Evil."

Check out the tweet here. 

During the interview, Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused Britain's royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son's (Archie) skin might be and pushing her to the brink of suicide. The 39-year-old, whose mother is Black and father is white, said she had been naive before she married into royalty in 2018, but that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self-harm after pleading for help but getting none.

Meghan said that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about "about how dark his skin might be when he's born". Buckingham Palace had no immediate comment about the interview, which aired in the early hours of Monday morning in Britain.

After Meghan's interview, tennis player Serena Williams issued a statement in support of her 'friend', the Duchess of Sussex, saying, "I know firsthand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of colour to minimise us, to break us down and demonize us."

(Inputs from Reuters)

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