Viewers were left gobsmacked this evening as a 28-year-old clip resurfaced of a young Meghan Markle criticising a sexist advert. The Duchess of Sussex appeared on children’s channel Nickelodeon when she was just 12 in 1993 as she voiced her concerns over a commercial. In the brief clip, Meghan shows her passion for women’s rights began at a young age as the pre-teen says she was “furious” over the ad and wrote a letter to the company. “I knew something had to be done because I was furious,” she says about the commercial – which referred to “women are fighting greasy pots and pans”. In her letter to the company, Meghan referred to her class at school watching the news for social studies when the ad popped up. “When I heard this, the boys in my class started saying, ‘Yeah, that’s where women belong – in the kitchen,'” Meghan says. Sitting with her female classmates, an eloquent Meghan continues: “It makes me think that they’re going to grow up thinking that girls are less than them – you know, like boys are better than girls.” Three months after Meghan wrote to the company, the commercial was changed, with the word… Read full this story
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