Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, for which Markle and her husband Prince Harry travelled to the UK. The podcast Archetypes, hosted by Meghan Markle and featuring Serena Williams as a guest, was put on hold. The Duchess of Sussex talks about harmful misconceptions of Asians in the fourth edition of the podcast, which has just been aired.
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Meghan Markle Podcast
The fourth episode of Markle’s podcast features interviews with journalist Lisa Ling and comedian Margaret Cho regarding the prejudice that underlies some stereotypes of Asians. In the episode, Meghan also thinks back on her upbringing in Los Angeles, where she first encountered many cultures and developed a passion for learning about them. In the programme, Markle was very frank about her experience as a teen embracing many cultures.
Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle’s podcast Archetypes has released its first new episode. The most recent episode, available on Spotify as of October 4.
Meghan Confession In Podcast
According to Markle, a number of problematic depictions, such as those in Austin Powers and Kill Bill, portrayed these portrayals of Asian-American women as excessively sexualized or hostile. Before introducing Cho, Markle emphasised that this damaging stereotyping of women of Asian heritage did not simply end when the credits rolled. Cho noted that the archetype comes from the “dream of Orientalism.”
"I only wanted a bathing suit, but you're not allowed, just so you know. Once I had recovered from my teenage shame, my mother and I would go upstairs, sit in the upstairs room, enjoy a steaming bowl of the tastiest noodles, and observe the other women. These lovely Korean women shared the jimjilbang with one another and had embraced the generational custom."
She remembers, “Now those of you who haven’t been to one before it’s a very humbling experience for a girl going through puberty because you enter a room with women from ages 9 to maybe 90 all walking around naked, and waiting to get a body scrub on one of the tables lined up in a row.”
Meghan Markle spends some time with Lisa and Jett at the end of the episode. When Meghan asks both of them as she does with all of her Archetypes guests what three words best define them, Jett responds by using the word odd.
"I loved it," Meghan says of the "weird" definition. "Because she gets to. As we all get to define ourselves as we see fit."
Then Meghan says, “Be strange or sponge-like, stupid or fearless, inquisitive, or even self-conscious or uncertain some days and courageous and strong the next if that’s what you want to be. whatever it may be. You have the choice. Simply be who you are, regardless of what any societal framework, archetype, or loud voice coming from a remote location tells you you should be. Be genuine. Your entire, multifaceted, layered, occasionally weird, occasionally fantastic, but always best and true self. Be who you are. You are far superior to any archetype.”
Meghan Markle On Hollywood Shows
Meghan emphasised that only 4% of Asian. 1% of Muslim performers are featured in well-known Hollywood motion pictures and television shows. She also urged that the situation be adjusted so that they would have greater representation and more important duties.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Broadcast
In light of Queen Elizabeth’s passing, it was previously rumoured that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had postponed their impending multimillion-dollar Netflix collaboration. After The Crown Season 5 debuted on November 9, sources claim Netflix planned to broadcast it in December.
About Meghan Markle
Meghan, born on August 4, 1981, is a former actress and a member of the British royal family. She is 41 years old. She is the spouse of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, King Charles III’s youngest son. Meghan was raised in Los Angeles, California, where she was born.
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