Ben Shapiro says Meghan Markle lied about royals questioning Archie's color: 'No one says anything like that'
Among those calling out Meghan Markle's claims of the royal family's alleged racism, conservative radio host Ben Shapiro has now suggested that the former Duchess of Sussex was lying when she said there were conversations surrounding what her son Archie's skin color was going to be.
During a taping of his Daily Wire show on Monday, March 8, the Right-wing pundit said, "I don't think it happened. The reason I don't think that happened is because no one says anything like that." Shapiro's claims came after the bombshell March 7 interview as part of a CBS two-hour-long special where the former Sussex royals, Harry and Meghan, broke down the reasons behind leaving the Royal family and dropping all duties and titles.
Meghan alleged several claims of racism and bullying that she went through from the monarchy as well as the British media and tabloid. Among those were claims that there were concerns and conversations within the royal family surrounding how dark the color of her unborn son Archie would be. When Oprah followed up asking who said that, Meghan chose to not reveal names as it would be damaging for the family. "(The concerns) were relayed to me from Harry," Meghan told Oprah. "Those were conversations that family had with him. That would be very damaging to them."
Shapiro criticized Oprah's interviewing style and said, "Now, this would be an excellent time for Oprah, being the interview to ask, ok, 'Can you name a name?'" Insisting on his catchphrase "Facts over fiction, Shapiro continued: "''How dark is your son's skin going to be?' Beyond like, the racism of it, the actual stupidity, like the human stupidity of asking that question."
But more than denying Meghan's experience with the British monarchy, Shapiro was fixated on Harry speaking out against his own family. "Imagine being Prince Philip," Shapiro tweeted, "fighting Nazis, helping preside over the UK during the Cold War and the economic struggles of the 1970s, and now watching your spoiled grandson basically call the institution to which you have silently devoted your life a vile repository of bigotry." Shapiro went to the lengths of accusing the former Duchess of weaponizing 'wokeness'. He tweeted, "We told you not to screw with us, George III. And now we've unleashed our most dangerous resource: B-rate TV actresses wielding wokeness."
Social media did not take kindly to this, of course, as many reacted to his remarks about Harry with one writing, "He has done more for mental health and disabled veterans than most and continues to do so. But God forbid he takes a position on his life that you don't agree with?" Another wrote "Ben. I'm Irish. You've some reading to do if you think the British Royal family represent heightened morality." One user reacted to his comments surround Meghan's 'B-rate' status writing, "Lol that’s a lot of words from a D-list Twitter pundit for “I’m threatened by strong women”."
He has done more for mental health and disabled veterans than most and continues to do so. But God forbid he takes a position on his life that you don't agree with?— James Kent (@JamesKe54308017) March 8, 2021
Ben. I'm Irish. You've some reading to do if you think the British Royal family represent heightened morality.— eamonnwilliamobrien (@eamonnwobrien) March 8, 2021
Lol that’s a lot of words from a D-list Twitter pundit for “ I’m threatened by strong women”.— Kate Hamm (@mskatehamm) March 8, 2021
I think it’s maybe time to ban our Princes from marrying American women. pic.twitter.com/FKAo4q6Gi9— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 5, 2021
Liberated from royal duty.. but continues to exploit her royal titles to make millions of $$$$. The Duchess of Disingenuousness. 👇 https://t.co/ByslsiXg4b— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 5, 2021
Shapiro's comments come shortly after controversial British presenter Piers Morgan was under fire for branding Meghan the "Duchess of Disingenuousness" as he called for a ban on "Princes marrying American women". On March 5, two days before the Oprah interview aired in the US, Morgan tweeted: "I think it’s maybe time to ban our Princes from marrying American women." Once the interview had aired, he tweeted, "Liberated from royal duty.. but continues to exploit her royal titles to make millions of $$$$. The Duchess of Disingenuousness."