Celebrities speak out for Meghan Markle after the Duchess of Sussex announced in a New York Times published Wednesday that she had miscarried in July. Some even speak in defense of the 39-year-old as people criticized her decision to share the devastating news with the public.
If you criticize Meghan for talking about miscarriages because she is “too personal” to share, you are enabling the culture of silence on the subject that has so many people in a state of shame / guilt / Loneliness / misinformation holds. People MUST know that they are not alone in this
– Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 25, 2020
“When you criticize Meghan for talking about miscarriages because she is too personal to share, you are enabling the culture of silence on the subject that puts so many people in a state of shame / guilt / loneliness / Misinformation holds, “Jameela Jamil tweeted. “People MUST know that they are not alone in this.”
The Good Place actress wrote in response to those who reacted negatively to Markle’s play, claiming that her openness to the subject was in direct contradiction to the Duchess and Prince Harry’s decision to step down from their royal duties in January and to move to Santa Barbara, California with her 1 year old son Archie.
Meghan Markle is getting mixed responses to the uncovered miscarriage in July. (Photo: Getty Images)
“The same person who fled her husband’s homeland and royal duties for privacy reasons and kept the birth of their first child a secret for days from public announcement is now telling the world one of the most private experiences a couple can have,” one person tweeted.
“She’s after attention,” said another. “I have had several miscarriages. The last thing I would do [have] what is wanted is for the whole world to know. “
Ming Na-Wen, the actress who voiced Mulan in the original animated films, shared that Markle’s candor as a woman who also had a miscarriage is what some women who have the experience actually need.
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When I had a miscarriage, my gynecologist told me that there are 1 in 4 pregnancies! This information amazed me.
I asked, “Why isn’t it more common?”
“Very few want to talk about it.”
Thank you Meghan Markle for sharing. Sorry for the loss of you and Prince Harry. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/YOhHvcjSaU
– Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) November 25, 2020
Others shared a similar feeling. Monica Lewinsky wrote, “A publicly shared pain that is publicly shared may not help you, but it does help someone.”
“What would happen if a woman told the truth about her life? The world would split up. “
A publicly shared pain that is publicly shared may not help you, but it does help someone. Opinion | Meghan Markle: The Losses We Share – The New York Times https://t.co/7Wzjscgt5m
– Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) November 25, 2020
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has announced that she miscarried this year. As a woman who has also gone through fertility problems, it breaks my heart to hear from women who have miscarried. READ: https://t.co/R1E1F1mNAT #MeghanMarkle
– Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) November 25, 2020
While Markle appears to be receiving ample support, writer Roxane Gay shared a message on her own Twitter about how people have shown their true colors through their negativity towards Markle – which Gabrielle Union shared in accordance with her own account.
“Very many of you reveal who you really are when something has to do with Meghan Markle,” wrote Gay. “I appreciate it when you take off your masks. I do.”
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