Whoopi Goldberg questions Meghan Markle’s ‘objective’ comments

Whoopi Goldberg questions Meghan Markle saying she felt objective on deal or no deal

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Dealing with her perspective. Whoopi Goldberg still had some questions after that Meghan Markle‘s honest comments about working on Deal or no deal.

During the new episode of Viewwhich aired on Wednesday, October 19, the comedian questioned Markle claims she felt “objectified” while working as a briefcase girl on the NBC series.

“On that show, you basically had a suitcase and they wanted to know, ‘Is this the deal you want or is this not the deal you want?’ Sister Act the 66-year-old actress told her co-hosts. “I don’t know that the people sitting think that way about you. They think, ‘I want money.'”

Goldberg noted that the women who worked on the other competition shows didn’t seem to be challenged by their jobs. “[Wheel of Fortune hostess] Vanna White is always in something interesting and beautiful, and that’s what she did,” she continued. “The objectification may come from you and how you felt about how these women were portrayed, and that’s what you have to change – because we’re performers. When you’re a performer, you take the gig.”

The New York native found it difficult to see the Duchess of Sussex’s perspective because of her history in Hollywood.

“We are not journalists, we are actors. You left and that was your prerogative. But I feel bad because I don’t think people look at these girls like this, I think people wanted money,” Goldberg concluded. “It’s TV, honey. But what did you think you were going to do? You know it was a show.”

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The Oscar winner’s insight comes after Markle, 41, opened up about her conflicted feelings with her former gig.

“Now, my experience on the show — which involved holding said briefcase on stage, along with 25 other women doing the same — was … for me, fascinating,” the former actress recalled on the Tuesday, Oct. 18, episode of his “Archetypes” podcast. “There were times when I was on set Deal or no deal and I remember the time when I worked as an intern at the US Embassy in Argentina, in Buenos Aires… and I was in a column with the Minister of Finance at the time and was valued especially for my brain. Here I was appreciated for something quite the opposite.”

The California native recalled having to “line up” backstage to get glammed up for the show.

“There were different stations to put eyelashes on or put extensions on, or bra pads,” Markle explained to a guest Paris Hilton, adding that the girls were given “spray tan vouchers” to help them all fit in. “When I look back at that time, I will never forget this detail. … There was a woman who hosted the show and she’d be backstage there, and I can still hear her … she’d say, ‘Markle, put that in! Markle, tuck it in!’”

The Bench the author ended up feeling unfulfilled by the job – even though it allowed her to pay her bills. “And by the way, I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn’t the focus of why we were there,” she added. “I would end up walking away with this pit in my stomach knowing that I was so much more than what was objectified on stage.”

Shortly after the podcast episode went live, Claudia Jordanwho also worked on the series, gave support to the game.

“To be clear – yes, choosing a modeling gig on the show doesn’t necessarily depend on your intellect, but on each show the executive producers selected five models with the most outgoing and fun personalities to put the microphones on the ones they knew would hang out with the contestants, ” the The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 49, wrote via her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, referencing her own experience. “And deal or no deal, they never treated us like whores. We have so many opportunities because of that show.”

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