The Duchess of Sussex thanked Jameela Jamil on her behalf for her “struggle” after the actress criticized Meghan’s “demonstration” in the media.
amil – a friend of Meghan’s – said the duchess had faced “a huge amount of rubbish” amid the “cruelty, bigotry and disregard for women” of the press.
The Duchess, who stepped down as a senior to the royal family in 2020, is exploring the stereotypes and judgments women face in the active world in the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast. .
I fought on your behalf years before I met you because I was so outraged about itJameela Jamil
She told Jamil, “Well, thanks for fighting back,” after the She-Hulk star expressed concern about Meghan’s experience.
Jamil, who has always been outspoken in support of the duchess, said: “It’s an unfathomable amount you have to bear, Meghan. I can not believe it.
“I fought on your behalf years ago when I met you because I was so outraged by it. I am so indignant with this twisted behavior of this very ordinary, very kind, very civilized woman.
“That demonization shows how scared they are of you and I’m sure – maybe you can’t keep this a secret or something like that – but the treatment of you, and I’m so sorry you’ve had to endure it There it was, it brought back to us the cruelty, bigotry and disregard for women of our media.
“And I think, I hope and I feel confident that the tides are changing because so many of us are fighting back.”
Jamil, who stars on the hit series The Good Place, also revealed on the Spotify podcast that Meghan often reaches out privately to women who are having a “very, very difficult time” to offer support in ” their most lonely and desperate moments”.
She added: “I just want to thank you too, in a way that you know I probably didn’t understand at the time, but in some of my most difficult moments when I was bullied by the media. most hurtful and malicious. and also by the public, you have been a serious voice of unwavering support for me.
“And people don’t know that you’re constantly reaching out to women who are having so much trouble. Privately, you reach out to us.
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“You don’t do it openly. You didn’t come to get any glory, but you approached us privately in our most lonely and desperate moments.
“We need more of that in the world. and so I just appreciate you and thank you for that because those were some confusing moments and I needed that guidance. So thank you, thank you mate.
Meghan replied: “Yes, definitely.”
The episode is titled Activist Audacity and features conversations with Jamil and Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Meghan said she’s started to notice “almost default eye roll” when people mention a woman fighting for a cause.
She added: “Almost, ‘Oh, she’s here again’. Or maybe it’s ‘Heading for something? Why can’t she just sit down and…’ You know the rest.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/meghan-faces-demonisation-in-the-media-actress-jameela-jamil-says-42145861.html Meghan faces ‘demonization’ in the media, says actress Jameela Jamil