Hillary Clinton is the latest personality to defend Meghan Markle against unnecessary media backlash, joining the long list of fellow celebrities and A-listers, such as Kim Kardashian and Ellen Degeneres, who have all sought to show their continued support for the Duchess of Sussex.
In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, the former First Lady of the United States described herself as a "Meghan Markle fan," and claimed that if inherent racism was indeed the root cause of the hostility currently surrounding the media's coverage of the royal , then "shame on everybody".
"I do want to say that the way she’s been treated is inexplicable," Clinton told the outlet.
Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, who also took part in the interview, added, "It’s because she proudly had a career first and has a voice that she thankfully continues to use," referring to the success of Meghan's acting career prior to joining the British royal family.
"Anyone who has the temerity to break the mould of what has previously been established and expected often, unfortunately, receives criticism and bile that I don’t understand. We’ve seen this pattern repeatedly."
She continued, "I don’t know her, but as someone who respects her, I’m so grateful that she persists, and is unbowed, and is doing work she feels called to do. And also isn’t willing to be bullied."