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Idris Elba Voices His Support For Meghan Markle After Her Interview

Idris Elba Defends Meghan Markle After The Oprah Interview
April 1, 2021 - 22:15 / Lucas Anderson

Idris Elba is the latest star to back Duchess Meghan amid the fallout from her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Elba was asked to comment on the hot topic in a new interview with ET, where he firmly said, "You cannot take someone's voice away." The popular actor's comments come after Meghan said in the interview that she felt "silenced," while vocal critics have also since cast doubt on Meghan's honesty.

Idris Elba has picked a side in ongoing debates about Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey. In a new chat with ET, Elba was asked to weigh in on the royal topic and Meghan "telling her story of the Black experience" in her interview.

Idris Elba backs Meghan Markle after Oprah interview

Elba answered firmly and succinctly: "I will say that everyone has to have their opportunity to speak up about what they feel. You cannot take someone's voice away, that's what we have to communicate."

The 48-year-old English actor is known to be a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and, however subtly, he appeared to be tuned in to the hot topic of recent weeks that's been Oprah with Meghan and Harry.

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Elba's answer highlighted a key point of the interview, which was that Meghan felt "silenced" by the royal institution. As a result, she was unable to defend herself against press misinformation but at the same time felt unprotected by the Royal Family.

Idris Elba attended Meghan and Harry's royal wedding in 2018.

Elba's opinion also countered vocal critics such as Piers Morgan and Duchess Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith, who have made demeaning comments about not believing anything Meghan says — effectively trying to silence her.

You can also see how Michelle Obama responded to Harry and Meghan's candid interview here.