Whoopi Goldberg has accused Meghan Markle of ‘making other women feel bad’ after claiming that her time with a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal made her feel like a ‘bimbo’.
Goldberg said on her talk show The View yesterday that the Duchess of Sussex’s views could be offensive to other women who are “just trying to make a living” in the entertainment industry.
Meghan had made the comments on a recent episode of her podcast, saying that her time on the show between 2006 and 2007 left her feeling objectified and not seen as a real person.
The mother of two and former actress said that while she was “grateful” that the job helped pay the bills, she felt she was valued only for her “beauty” and not her “brain.”
This prompted one of her former co-stars to come out and say that the program had given them “so many opportunities” and that models who opened briefcases on the show weren’t chosen just for their looks.
Now Goldberg has come along and says she didn’t think the people watching the show, the suitcase girls, the Sun reports.
Meghan Markle opened up as a Deal or No Deal suitcase girl, revealing she quit, claiming she felt ‘objectified’ and like a ‘bimbo’
Meghan made the comments on her Spotify podcast. She and Prince Harry signed a three-year podcast deal with the streaming giant for an estimated $15 million to $18 million
The panel on The View said Meghan was well within her rights to end her role in Deal or No Deal if she felt bad about it
“I don’t know if the people sitting there think of you that way. They think, “I want the money,” she said.
The objectification may come from you and how you felt about how these women were portrayed.
‘You have to change that, because we are performers. When you’re a performer, you take the gig…sometimes you’re in a bozo suit, sometimes you’ve got a big nose, and this is just how it is.”
While discussions about the talk show continued, the panel said that while Meghan was responsible for taking the job, she was within her right to walk away if it made her feel like it.
“My point is, if you see it and that’s how you feel, just maybe, you don’t want to make the other women feel bad because maybe they’re trying to make a living as well,” Goldberg said.
Meghan, who appeared in 34 episodes of the show’s second season between 2006 and 2007, said she quit because she felt she was being “objectified.” The Duchess revealed she was forced to spray regularly and wear a padded bra.
She claimed her time on the show made her feel like “not smart” because it was all about “appearance.”
In the latest episode of Meghan’s podcast, released today and featuring Paris Hilton as a guest star, the royal said she was grateful for the money she made from Deal or No Deal while trying to succeed as an actress. short stint” to pay the bills – but said she hated “how it made her feel, which wasn’t smart”.
“There were times when I was on the set of Deal or No Deal and I thought back to my time as an intern at the US Embassy in Argentina, Buenos Aires, and when I was in the motorcade with the Secretary of the Treasury and was appreciated especially for my brain,” she explained.
‘Here I was appreciated for something quite the opposite. I eventually quit the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage.
Meghan, who appeared on the second season of the NBC series for 34 episodes between 2006 and 2007, said on her podcast that she felt she was being “objectified” in the show.
The reality star (seen with suitcase number one) appeared on Deal or No Deal between 2005 and 2009, while Meghan (seen with 24) appeared between 2006 and 2007
Meghan (right) said she hated ‘how I felt, which wasn’t smart’ because ‘I didn’t like being forced to just look’
Meghan’s Spotify podcast is back after a short hiatus following the death of Prince Harry’s grandmother, the Queen
“I didn’t like being forced to have only looks and little substance. That’s how it felt to me at the time, being reduced to this specific archetype, the word bimbo.’
She added that she wanted her one-year-old daughter, Lilibet, to be valued for her spirit first, rather than her “beauty,” unlike what she was on the show.
“I want our daughter to have the ambition to get a little higher,” she stated. “Yeah, I want my Lili to be educated, smart, and proud of those things.”
The actress claimed that she and the other women on the show were forced to queue for various beauty treatments, including “padding their bras”, attaching fake eyelashes and “inserting” hair extensions.
“We were even given weekly spray tan vouchers because there was a really good idea of what we should look like,” she added. “It was all about our beauty.”
Prince Harry’s wife also said a woman “in charge” of the show would tell her to “suck it in” before filming began, presumably an order to hold in front of the camera in her stomach.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia, 49 – who appeared on the show alongside Meghan, 41, in the mid-2000s – posted a furious rant about the Duchess on her Instagram on Tuesday.
Meghan Markle’s former Deal or No Deal co-star Claudia Jordan (right) has backfired on her claims she was ‘reduced to a bimbo’ on the NBC game show
But Claudia Jordan, who appeared on the NBC game show alongside Meghan, 41, posted a furious rant about the Duchess on Instagram on Tuesday, responding to claims she made about the show on the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast.
Claudia, who starred in Deal or No Deal for four seasons from 2005 to 2009, criticized Meghan for her comments, explaining that the show “never treated them like bimbos” and that it gave them “so many opportunities.”
“Just to be clear, yes, getting a modeling appearance on a game show isn’t necessarily about your intellect, but each show the executive producers chose five models with the most outgoing and fun personalities to put mics on that they knew they would handle.” with the participants,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram.
And Deal or No Deal never treated us like bimbos. That show gave us so many opportunities.’
The reality star added that it’s “the kind of opportunity” that “you make it.” She added: “If you just show up and don’t participate, you just get your check and you don’t get much of it.
Meghan (circled on the show in the back) had very different opinions about the way suitcase girls were treated for her former co-star Claudia (seen circled up front)
“But when you show up and grab your moments, there’s no limit to what you can do with the opportunity.”
Claudia explained that she “liked” working on Deal or No Deal and claimed it helped her launch a great career.
“It was a step up the ladder that I’ve climbed for 25 years, paid all my bills, brought me in front of 13 million people a night and led me to be on Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Apprentice All Stars, a breast awareness campaign.” cancer, guest hosting of Extra, participation in the 100 Most Beautiful issue of People magazine and much more,” she continued.
“It also led to me co-hosting the 2009 Miss Universe pageant with @BillyBush for half a billion people. Not too shabby for a ‘bimbo’.
While the 49-year-old wanted her followers to know she wasn’t attacking Meghan, she said it was important to her to defend the show, and all the people who worked so hard to make it a success.
“Lord knows I’ve been defending this woman in the media for years,” she explained. “And I still will, but I just didn’t want any misunderstandings about the climate and the environment on the Deal or no Deal set.
‘And I am especially protective against’ [host] Howie Mandel, who was nothing but kind and respectful to all 26 of us.”