Ulrika Jonsson claims Meghan Markle ‘left behind her feminist principles’ to pursue her career – after Duchess said she was ‘reduced to a bimbo’ on Deal or No Deal
Ulrika Jonsson claimed Meghan Markle “left behind her feminist principles” to pursue her career in showbiz on Friday.
The presenter’s comments come after the Duchess said she was ‘reduced to a bimbo’ on Deal or No Deal because she was valued for ‘beauty not intelligence’.
Writing in her column for The Sun, Ulrika, 55, argued that Meghan’s “ambition has burned a hole in her principles” and that starting out in such a role “doesn’t sell short”.
Thoughts: Ulrika Jonsson, 55, claimed Meghan Markle ‘left behind her feminist principles’ to pursue her career in showbiz on Friday
Meghan appeared on the game show between 2006 and 2007 as a briefcase and quit because she was ‘objectified’, saying she wanted her daughter Lilibet to be appreciated first for her wit.
Ulrika asked why the actress didn’t object to the way she was portrayed at the time, as it didn’t align with her feminist views.
The TV personality wrote: “She didn’t [object] because she had the ambition to dig a hole in her principles and she was completely willing to use this role as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
Onscreen: The comments come after the Duchess said she was ‘reduced to a bimbo’ on Deal or No Deal because she was valued for her ‘beauty not her brains’ (pictured on the show in 2006)
Ulrika continued, “She was quite willing to give up one of the fundamentals she had at the time to further her career.”
She went on to explain that in her first job as a meteorologist, people thought of her as a “blonde bimbo”, but argued that such roles are created for women who want to “seize the opportunity”.
“I wish she would stop talking like it’s a feminist issue…to say that starting in a role that doesn’t test your IQ means you’re underestimating yourself,” she concluded. .
Why? Ulrika asked why the actress didn’t object to the way she was portrayed at the time, as it didn’t align with her feminist views.
It comes after Meghan revealed she quit as a Deal or No Deal briefcase because she was forced to have a spray tan and wear a padded bra which reduced her to a ” bimbo’, as she appeared on the latest Spotify podcast with Paris Hilton.
The Duchess of Sussex said she was grateful for the work and the money as she tried to make it as an actress – but didn’t like ‘how it made me feel, which didn’t wasn’t smart” because “I didn’t like feeling obligated to watch everything”.
Speaking on her new Archetypes with Paris podcast, titled Breaking Down the Bimbo, Meghan said she wanted her daughter Lilibet to be valued first for her mind, rather than ‘beauty not brains’ as she is. was on the game show.
Looking back: She explained that in her first job as a meteorologist, people thought of her as a ‘blonde bimbo’, but said the roles were created for women who wanted to ‘seize the opportunity’ (pictured on TV-am in 1990)
The Duchess, who appeared in Deal or No Deal between 2006 and 2007 calling it ‘a short stint’ to pay the bills, added: ‘I want our daughter to aspire to be slightly higher.’
“Yeah, I want my Lili to want to be educated, to want to be smart, and to be proud of those things.”
She continued, “I ended up leaving the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage. I didn’t like feeling pressured to be everything to me. And little substance.
Objected: It comes after Meghan revealed she quit the briefcase role on the show because she was forced to sunbathe and wear a padded bra that reduced her to a “ baby»
“And that’s how I felt at the time to be reduced to this specific archetype, the word bimbo.”
The California-based royal revealed that she and the other women on the show were made to “queue” for various beauty treatments, including “stuffing in your bra”, attaching false eyelashes and ” put on” hair extensions.
She said: “We even got spray tan vouchers every week because there was a very specific idea of what we should look like. It was only about our beauty”.
Views: Speaking on her podcast, she said: ‘I ended up leaving the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage. I didn’t like feeling like I had to be all at once’
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