“When you’re a performer, you take the gig”: Whoopi Goldberg Seems Unfazed With Meghan Markle Criticizing ‘Deal Or No Deal’ For Objectifying Her, Claims Royal Princess Is Not Exclusive

American actor Whoopi Goldberg, 66, takes issue with Meghan Markle’s recent comments about her time on the Deal or No Deal game show. During an episode of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes Spotify Podcast, the Suits actress shared some revolting revelations she faced when she started her acting career. The Duchess of Sussex claims she felt “objectified” on the Deal or No Deal game show.

The comedian Whoopi Goldberg defended for questioning Meghan Markle’s Deal or No Deal objectified claims, stating that it’s part of being new to the entertainment industry to take jobs that aren’t ideal, and she added, “That’s showbiz baby.”

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg Slams Meghan Markle For Her Objectification Claims

During Wednesday’s episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, the talk show host, dismissed Meghan Markle‘s claims that she felt ‘objectified’ on Deal Or No Deal and saying it’s a part of getting started in entertainment.

Goldberg explained,

“When you’re a performer, you take the gig,” and she added, “You take the gig. Sometimes, you’re in a Bozo suit, sometimes you got a big nose, and this is just the way it is.”

She continued, “We’re not journalists. We’re actors. We’re trying to get to another place.”

During her segment on Wednesday, Goldberg also expressed her belief that Markle, 41, had been feeling objectification from within and was affected by how women were being portrayed.

The View host added, 

“I feel bad because I don’t think that people were looking at these girls like this, I think people want the money.”

Whoopi Goldberg concluded,

“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, too.”

Also, Claudia Jordan, one of the models who participated in Deal Or No Deal with Markle, spoke out against her comments this week.

Why Meghan Markle Felt Objectified On Deal Or No Deal Show

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

During an episode of Meghan Markle’s Spotify Podcast Archetypes, where Paris Hilton was the guest, at some point, Markle also spoke about her time on the game show Deal or No Deal, where she was treated like a ‘Bimbo,’ where she was a “briefcase girl” in 2006. 

Markle, who worked as a model on the now-defunct game show, quit because she felt “so much more than what was being objectified on the stage.”

During her conversation with Hilton, Markle revealed that unraveling the term ‘bimbo,’ which is often considered offensive and stereotypical, “brought back many memories.”

The Suits star recounted,

I didn’t like feeling forced to be all looks and little substance, and that’s how it felt for me at the time being reduced to this specific archetype: the word ‘bimbo.'”

Markle also said, 

“To paint the picture, before the tapings of the show, all the girls, we would line up, and there were different stations for having your lashes put on or your extensions put in or the padding in your bra.”

She added,

“We were even given spray tan vouchers each week because there was a very cookie-cutter idea about what we should look like. It was solely about beauty.”

The job made Markle feel uncomfortable, although she was grateful for it. Now that Markle is married to Prince Harry, she is a member of the British royal family. They, however, relocated to California after retiring from royal duties in 2020.

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Fan’s Reactions To Whoopi Goldberg’s Comments

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

As a result of Whoopi Goldberg’s comments questioning Meghan Markle’s objectification claims going viral, fans slammed her on Twitter for invalidating the Duchess of Sussex’s experience on the game show.

Whoopi Goldberg, however, noted that people playing the game only thought of money and did not think less of Markle because she held the briefcase.

Here are the fan’s reactions to The View’s Twitter post:

It appears that Meghan Markel has a lot of support from her fans after she shared her experience with the Deal Or No Deal show.

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Source: Page Six

Tulika Shreshthi
Tulika Shreshthi

Tulika Shreshthi is a professional content writer at Animated Times in an entertainment niche. She has years of experience in Content Management and SEO-based digital Content Writing. Also, she has a specialization in technical content writing. As an illustrator, she loves to draw something on her iPad while not writing professionally. She is passionate about the children's digital illustrations segment. Aside from illustrating, she also enjoys cooking and singing as her hobby.

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