Is Megyn Kelly racist for criticizing Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey? Former TV host tells critics to 'grow up'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a two-hour interview that aired on March 7 on CBS, after which Megyn Kelly critiqued Winfrey for not asking the couple for specifics


                            Is Megyn Kelly racist for criticizing Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey? Former TV host tells critics to 'grow up'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were criticized by Megyn Kelly, sparking outrage online (Getty Images)
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Megyn Kelly lashed out at her critics on, March 8, Monday after she was accused of "racism" for criticizing Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey following their tell-all interview on CBS. The former Fox News host had also slammed Harry after h claimed that he too was a victim, the Daily Wire reported. In an acerbic tweet, Kelly wrote: “So…any criticism of Meghan or – Oprah (God forbid!)-is not allowed bc…it’s racist?” She added: “Well, too bad. Unlike the paternalistic wokesters trying to protect this famous millionaire/billionaire pair (who chose to go on TV), I see them as fully capable of taking a few barbs. Grow up."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with Winfrey for a two-hour interview that aired Sunday night, March 7, on CBS. Meghan Markle and Harry made waves as they leveled broad allegations of racism against the royal family. Criticizing the interview, Kelly noted how Winfrey did not press the couple for specifics.

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The Duchess had alleged that someone within the royal family had told her husband they were concerned about how dark their son Archie would be before he was born. Markle said Prince Harry “had spoken to a close family member on the subject of their future child’s skin color,” according to Oprah Magazine.

In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Getty Images)

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“That conversation I’m never going to share. But at the time, it was awkward, I was a bit shocked. I’m not comfortable sharing it,” Harry reportedly said during the interview.

“They were concerned that if he were too brown that that would be a problem?” Winfrey asked to confirm, before Markle responded, “I wasn’t able to follow up. If that’s the assumption you’re making…that would be a safe one.” Kelly has shared a clip of the interview, writing in the caption, “In which [Meghan & Harry] pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break. Have you ever seen such privileged people wallowing in their own (perceived) victimhood like this?” The journalist added in another tweet, “Meghan’s only regret is believing the Royals that they would protect her and Harry. So she made no mistakes other than failing to realize how bad the Royals are.” Kelly also posted an article about Markle's troubled relationship with her estranged father in a bid to emphasize her point. “Everyone victimizes Meghan! Everyone! The palace! The press!” she wrote. She added: “Even her dad – who had no money, no clue, and was swept up in a whirlwind of press he had zero understanding of how to handle – he too is a villain! She is – again – the victim. It never stops.”

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The veteran journalist also hit out at Winfrey. “If Oprah doesn’t ask Harry which family member allegedly told him they were worried about how dark Archie’s skin would be, it will be a total dereliction of duty,” Kelly wrote Sunday night, March 7, as the interview was airing. “Oprah stayed too broad-I wanted more: ‘who?…Be specific…what exactly did they say? Who was jealous of M after Australia? How did u know that? What do you mean ur family hasn’t 'educated themselves' the way u have? They’re racists? WHO?'” Kelly asked. “Eventually they’d have to get specific,” she added.

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