Meghan Markle admitted to judging socialite Paris Hilton before interviewing her because she grew up “pretty.”
Markle interviewed the hotel heiress during the latest episode of her podcast on Archetypes where she discussed about the archetype of a “bimbo.” However, she confessed to Variety that she had negative opinions about Hilton before their discussion.
Markle revealed, “I was embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve had a judgment about her that’s based on everything I’ve seen, and I don’t like to come from a place of judgment.”
“But I also didn’t grow up pretty.”
She explained, “I grew up as the smart one. So much of what I ended up thinking about, when I thought about Paris, was envy and judgment — two of the most dangerous things. But then you hear about her trauma and her life and her buying into this persona.”
The 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex claimed that Hilton’s appearance on her podcast aimed to be a “humanization of her” and not a “defense of” her.
“I don’t care what situation you’re in — if a 16-year-old boy or girl, or a woman in the workplace, feels objectified or dehumanized because their character is misrepresented,” Markle added, “I hope everyone listening with an open mind could come away thinking, ‘Could I just actually consider for a second that there’s a person there?’”
Meanwhile, the 41-year-old hotel heiress has come a long way from being a reality star in “Simple Life” to being an advocate of change. She has finally opened up about the sexual abuse she has experienced from her old school, Provo Canyon School in Utah, when she was just a teenager.
She claimed in a New York Times article, “Very late at night, this would be around like 3 or 4 in the morning, they would take myself and other girls into this room and they would perform medical exams.”
According to her, it “wasn’t even with a doctor” but “a couple of different staff members who would have us lay on the table and put their fingers inside of us.”
She further tweeted, “I cried while they held me down & said, ‘No!’ They just said, ‘Shut up. Be quiet. Stop struggling or you’ll go to Obs,’”, adding, “It’s important to open up about these painful moments so I can heal & help put an end to this abuse.”