Megyn Kelly says Meghan Markle always claims to be a ‘victim’ after bombshell Oprah interview: ‘Give me a break’

Megyn Kelly criticized Meghan Markle after her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images and John Medina/Getty Images
  • Megyn Kelly slammed Meghan Markle after her interview with Oprah Winfrey alongside Prince Harry.
  • “Everyone victimizes Meghan! Everyone! The palace! The press! Even her dad,” she tweeted Monday.
  • Kelly also called Markle “un-self-aware” during an interview with “Good Morning Britain.”
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Megyn Kelly is not holding back in her criticism of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after their recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On Sunday night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex discussed why they stepped back from being senior members of the British royal family, the bullying they faced from UK tabloids, and the racist attacks they had to endure silently and without much support.

Kelly, who was fired in 2018 from her NBC show after defending blackface on air, wrote on Twitter Monday that Markle and Harry “pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break.”

“Have you ever seen such privileged people wallowing in their own (perceived) victimhood like this?” she added.

Kelly also accused Markle of playing the victim.

“Everyone victimizes Meghan! Everyone! The palace! The press! Even her dad – who had no money, no clue, and was swept up in a whirlwind of press he had zero understanding of how to handle – he too is a villain!” she added after Markle told Winfrey that her father lied about going to the British tabloid press ahead of her 2018 wedding to Harry. “She is – again – the victim. It never stops.”

In addition to calling out the couple, Kelly criticized Winfrey’s questions as being “too broad.”

“Oprah stayed too broad-I wanted more,” the former Fox News host tweeted.

She even shared a series of questions that Winfrey could have asked after Markle said a member of the royal family was worried about the color of baby Archie’s skin, among other allegations.

Both Markle and Prince Harry declined to name the royal in question, but Kelly said Winfrey should have pressed the issue further. (Winfrey said on Monday’s “CBS This Morning” that it wasn’t Harry’s grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.)

“Eventually they’d have to get specific,” Kelly said.

The television personality continued her critique of the interview during a segment for “Good Morning Britain” on Monday.

“What I saw tonight was somebody who was totally un-self-aware – I mean, completely unaware of how she sounded,” Kelly said of Markle.

Kelly also told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that the interview painted Markle in a hypocritical light, since the duchess said she wasn’t swayed by the “grandeur” of the royal family but still invited celebrities to her wedding.

“She’s painting herself in adorations … while she was making complaints that will be totally unrelatable to 99% of the people out there,” Kelly said.

On social media, plenty of people took issue with Kelly’s criticisms, with many highlighting Kelly’s abrupt departure from NBC after a slew of controversies.

The former Fox news host was ousted from NBC, where she hosted “Megyn Kelly Today,” in 2018 after she defended blackface on air.

“But what is racist?” she asked during a segment on her show. “You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a Black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character.”

Kelly later apologized for the comments, but she continued to face criticism and was eventually fired – earning a $US30 ($AU41) million payout from NBC as part of her exit deal, according to the New York Post.

The former host wasn’t the only celebrity critical of Markle and Harry during their sit-down with Winfrey. Morgan and Bethenny Frankel, who later apologized on Monday after watching the interview, also spoke out against the couple.