Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast resumed on Spotify today after a four-week hiatus following the Queen’s death.
The Duchess of Sussex, in her latest episode airing this morning, explores the ‘Dragon Lady’ stereotype with journalist Lisa Ling and comedian Margaret Cho.
The Duchess began by talking about her experience growing up in Los Angeles which was ‘full of culture that you could see, smell, hear and taste on a daily basis’ and said she had a ‘genuine love’ for getting to know people. other cultures. .
She spoke of going to a Korean spa with her mother as a teenager, adding: “It’s a very humbling experience for a girl going through puberty because you walk into a room with women aged nine to maybe -being 90 years old, all walking around naked and waiting to get a body scrub on one of those tables lined up.All I wanted was a bathing suit.
“Once I got over this teenage embarrassment, my mom and I would go upstairs, sit in a room, and have a steaming bowl of the most delicious noodles.”
The Duchess criticized the films Austin Powers and Kill Bill for featuring “caricatures of Asian women who are often overly sexualized or aggressive”.
Meghan said she only knew about the stigma faced by women of Asian descent many years later. “The Dragon Lady, the East Asian temptress whose mysterious alien allure is described as both tempting and deadly,” she told Cho.
“It’s seeped into a lot of our entertainment. But this toxic stereotype about Asian women doesn’t stop in the credits.
Meghan, in her latest episode released on Tuesday, explores the ‘Dragon Lady’ stereotype with journalist Lisa Ling and comedian Margaret Cho
Revealed: Meghan Markle hires fact checker for her Archetypes Spotify podcast series
By Richard Eden for the Daily Mail
Meghan Markle has hired a fact checker for her highly anticipated Spotify podcast series, Archetypes.
His composure and passion in front of a camera or microphone is certainly unmatched in royal history. But those gifts haven’t blinded the Duchess of Sussex to the fact that she, like the rest of humanity, is fallible.
The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden can reveal that Meghan employed a ‘fact checker’ for archetypes, which resumes today, having been suspended immediately following the Queen’s death.
Meghan did not choose an ordinary recruit, but a young and very talented American writer, Nicole Pasulka, whose interests closely mirror her own.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet American singer Pharrell Williams at the European premiere of Disney’s Lion King
“I write about criminal justice, activism, race, music, business, queer culture and gender,” Pasulka alerts visitors to her website, which mentions that she’s “currently writing a book.” .
In fact, his book was published this summer — titled: How You Get Famous.
Lest the uninitiated jump to the conclusion that this is a fictionalized account of a pretty mixed-race American actress catapulted to international attention by marrying the youngest son of a king, they should think again. .
Rather, it is a “deep dive into New York’s underground drag scene”, and has been hailed as “an engaging book that will appeal to genre scholars as well as anyone with an interest in queer culture”. . There are currently no suggestions that Pasulka’s role will extend beyond the podcast.
A fact checker could clear up the confusion that has sometimes – and sadly – followed some of Meghan’s statements. For example, in an interview with US magazine The Cut, she recalled chatting with a South African cast member of The Lion King at the film’s London premiere in 2019.
It’s a shame. A fact checker could clear up the confusion that has sometimes – and sadly – followed some of Meghan’s statements.
For example, in an interview with US magazine The Cut, she recalled chatting with a South African cast member of The Lion King at the film’s London premiere in 2019.
“He said, ‘I just need you to know: when you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets like we did when Mandela was released from prison,'” Meghan recalled.
Yet Dr John Kani, the only South African actor, pointed out that he had never met Meghan and was not at the premiere. Of course, as the late Queen memorably said on another occasion, “memories may vary”.