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Motsi Mabuse: Strictly judge wades into Meghan Markle interview reaction ‘Stark reminder’

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has taken to Twitter to share a post about the treatment of Meghan Markle. The 39-year-old aired her views following the broadcast of the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was shown on CBS last night and will air in the UK on ITV tonight.

“I ReFused to be triggered today!!!” she wrote online, in view of her 55,300 followers.

Alongside her tweet, Motsi shared a quote, however it is not known where it originated or if it was written by the dancer herself.

“Do not underestimate how the treatment of Meghan Markle is a major trigger for Black and Brown women right now,” it began.

“It replicates our existence in a white supremacist society and acts as a stark reminder that our acceptance is based on a set of conditions – don’t challenge, don’t defend yourself, don’t disrupt the system or this is what you’ll get.”

Earlier in the day, Motsi shared a post from tennis ace, and Meghan’s pal, Serena Williams.

The Wimbledon champion threw her support behind her “selfless friend” and spoke out about her own experiences with sexism and racism.

She released her statement on Sunday night via Twitter following the couple’s interview.

ITV will show the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s full interview at 9pm tonight on ITV Hub, Courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS.

Serena’s post began: “Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life – and leads by example – with empathy and compassion.

“She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble.

“Her words illustrate the pain and cruelty she’s experienced.

“I know first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of colour to minimise us, to break us down and demonize us.”

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She went on to say: “The mental health consequences of systemic oppression and victimisation are devastating, isolating and all too often lethal.

“I want Meghan’s daughter, my daughter and your daughter to live in a society that is driven by respect.

“Keep in your memory the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control.

“Against such things there is no law.”

During the chat with Oprah, Harry and Meghan, who is pregnant with her second child, revealed they are expecting a baby girl.

Their daughter will be a sister for their one-year-old son Archie.

The couple also told the host that they tied the knot in secret three days before their televised wedding ceremony in May 2018.

Oprah With Meghan and Harry is on ITV at 9pm on Monday March 8. You can watch the full interview afterwards on the ITV hub.

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