Jameela Jamil applauds Harry and Meghan: ‘I hope more people will speak out on abusive behaviour’

Jameela Jamil. Prince Harry and Meghan MArkle
Jameela Jamil spoke out on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview (Picture: Getty)

Jameela Jamil has shared her thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and told Cosmpolitan that she hopes that others will be inspired to follow in their footsteps. 

Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah was aired on ITV on Monday night, with CBS in the USA broadcasting it on Sunday evening in the USA, and the bombshell claims from the pair have dominated the headlines. 

Jameela, 35, told Cosmpolitan: ‘I just hope that we continue to have more and more people speak out when they are subjected to abusive behaviour. 

‘These things continue if we stay silent about it. That’s when an abuser has the most power over you. Be that the media, be that the family or your boss. 

‘Whoever it is, if you keep their bullying private and secret then they have free reign over you. I think calling it out makes it easier to identify and then deconstruct, and that goes the same for our inner bully.’

She added: ‘We have shamed victims out of talking about their silence and their trauma for too long. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Oprah Winfrey interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t hold back during their interview with Oprah Winfrey (Picture: CBS)

‘We’ve seen it throughout the Me Too movement and Black Lives Matter protests, we made people feel bad for just complaining that they’re not being treated like human beings, so that needs to stop and that’s what I hope comes out of this interview.’

The interview with Oprah was the first time Meghan and Harry had spoken out in depth about the circumstances leading to them stepping down from the Royal family. 

Among the shocking claims aired in the interview, Meghan and Harry claimed there were ‘concerns’ about what the colour of their son Archie’s skin would be before he was born. 

Meghan also revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during the worst period before they moved to the USA after the intrusion into their lives became too much. 

The pair are now expecting their second child together, revealing in the interview that they are expecting a baby girl. 

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