Candace Owens slammed Meghan Markle's Oprah interview, suggesting she isn't Black enough to be a victim of racism

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Candace Owens slammed Meghan Markle's Oprah interview, suggesting she isn't Black enough to be a victim of racism
A composite image of Candace Owens and Meghan Markle.Getty/Getty
  • The conservative activist Candace Owens weighed in on Meghan Markle's Oprah interview on Wednesday.
  • Owens questioned whether Markle's bad press was racist, saying her race is not immediately apparent.
  • Owens also called Markle a "typical leftist narcissist."

The conservative activist Candace Owens weighed in on Meghan Markle's Oprah interview during an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday night and suggested that the duchess wasn't Black enough to be the victim of racism.

In the interview with Sean Hannity, Owens discussed some of the bombshells Markle dropped in the interview, including that she'd had suicidal thoughts and that royals had expressed concerns about how dark her son's skin would be.

Prince Harry said during the Oprah interview that the British press was bigoted and that racism was part of the reason the couple decided to leave the UK.

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Owens questioned whether the bad press Markle received was racist. "You would not be able to discern just by looking at Meghan Markle that she's Black," Owens said.

Owens described Markle as a "typical leftist narcissist" who saw something "traditional" - the British royal family - and decided "to call it racist."

Owens also suggested that Markle's son, Archie, who is also biracial, couldn't be the victim of racism.

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"If you've seen a picture of Archie and you believe that he has suffered anti-Black racism then I'm a Nigerian prince and give me your credit-card details. It's so ridiculous," Owens said.

Owens appeared to be referring to Markle and Harry's revelation that there had been "concerns and conversations" among some royals before Archie's birth about the color of his skin.

Candace Owens slammed Meghan Markle's Oprah interview, suggesting she isn't Black enough to be a victim of racism
Prince Harry and Markle with their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, on September 25, 2019.Toby Melville/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

In the "Hannity" interview, Owens also defended Piers Morgan, who on Tuesday quit the ITV show "Good Morning Britain" after receiving widespread criticism for his comments on Markle's discussion of her mental health in the Oprah interview.

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"Piers Morgan was all of us when he was dressing down Meghan Markle and calling her out on the blatant lies that she's told," Owens said.

"She can't even keep her story straight. If anyone remembers, about three years ago she said in a panel that she does not read newspapers, she does not check social media, because she doesn't like to read stories about her," Owens said.

"Well, apparently that's not true, because she's now telling everybody that she was suicidal because of bad press.

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"In his opinion he believes that Meghan Markle is lying," Owens said of Morgan. "I agree with him. Why aren't we allowed to have an opinion anymore?"

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