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Archetypes: Meghan Markle Speaks about “Toxic Stereotyping” of Asian Women in Her Podcast

This was Meghan Markle's first podcast since the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
Aspiring reporter covering trending topics

UNITED STATES: A new edition of Meghan Markle’s Archetype podcast, which began last month and included Serena Williams as its first guest, has just been released.

After Queen Elizabeth II passed away earlier in September, the most recent episode of the Duchess of Sussex’s podcast was the first to air. In the most recent episode, comedian Margret Cho and journalist Lisa Ling discussed harmful stereotypes about Asians.

Meghan Markle’s event occurs just after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai called attention to how Muslims and Asians are portrayed differently in Hollywood.

During the conversation, Meghan Markle and the guests covered a wide range of subjects, such as their own experiences, how they overcame preconceptions, the problematic representations of Asian women in the media and on television, as well as many other subjects.

Episode: “Demystification of Dragon Lady”

In the opening sequence of the “Demystification of Dragon Lady” episode, the Meghan Markle reflected on the different cultures she encountered while growing up in Los Angeles and emphasised how many Asian traditions were a part of her upbringing.

Meghan Markle recognised that she had been unaware of the long-standing misconceptions that many Asian women had to deal with and emphasised how poorly Asians are portrayed on television and in movies.

She said, “This toxic stereotype of Asian-American women doesn’t just stop when the credits start to roll. Films like Austin Powers and Kill Bill portrayed these images of Asian women as excessively sexualized or violent.”

Three episodes of Archetypes were shown prior to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, and they included guests like Serena Williams, Mariah Carey, and Mindy Kaling who appeared to shatter gender preconceptions.

Queen Elizabeth’s family conducted a week of grief after the late monarch’s funeral on September 19. The royal family members then returned to their jobs.

The podcast has resumed, but the Queen’s passing has caused a further delay in the premiere of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix docuseries.

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