Priyanka Chopra Calls Out Vanity Fair's Meghan Markle Cover Story

Priyanka Chopra Calls Out Vanity Fair's Meghan Markle Cover Story

Priyanka Chopra had something to say about Meghan Markle‘s Vanity Fair cover story, which was released earlier this month and featured so many questions about boyfriend Prince Harry.

If you don’t know, Priyanka and Meghan have been friends for years, and Priyanka wanted to stick up for her pal as more than “just a plus one.”

“I don’t [know] if I will get into trouble for this, but I have an opinion. I mean, she’s on the cover of Vanity Fair. It would have been nice to write about her not just her boyfriend. I’m just saying. I mean, she’s an actor, she’s an activist, she’s a philanthropist. I mean, she does so much more,” Priyanka told ET. “It’s just a little sexist. Look, I’m a feminist and I love boys, okay… The only thing I’m saying is that there needs to be a certain sense of equality where a woman is not just a plus one, you know. It’s nice to be your own identity too.”

If you didn’t know, this isn’t the first time Priyanka has stood by Meghan‘s side!

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  • mafragias

    nicely said…

  • lorelai

    She’s only on the VF cover because of PH, so yeah, and I’m pretty sure Meghan and her team approved the article before it got published.

  • Madde

    Yes, I agree that she’s much more than that… BUT WHY do you think she is on the cover on Vanity fair? Be real. Because she is Prince Harry’s girlfriend. I’m sure she knew thats what the story would be. And she took it. Took the opportunity.

  • TaraTeller

    In this case, she IS a plus one. If she wasn’t with Prince Harry, she wouldn’t be getting anywhere near this attention.

  • Fox Chambers

    Umm when you mean also it’s ” Too” not “” To” whoever wrote or edited this article should be fired.

  • Casey C

    WHILE everything PC says is true, literally te only reason she was on the cover was because of her boyfriend

  • disqus_L1D8H4HF9U

    Please!!! If she wasnt dating that royal she’d never get even a paragraph in VF in a million years and she is well aware that. She jumped on the oppurtinty but after the negativity she got they try to play the sexism card and make her the cluless victim. Nobody buys that !!

  • Visitor

    Had it not been her boyfriend, she would not have been on the cover of Vanity Fair to begin with.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Calm down, Priyanka. Meghan, Harry, and the whole damn royal family basically commissioned this stupid, un-deserved VF cover. There was ZERO reason to ever put Meghan Markle on the cover of VF except that she’s Harry’s girlfriend. We’re not stupid – we know what’s going on. And the reason the media doesn’t write about Meghan’s other stuff is because she’s boring as hell.

  • nicpace

    honey..why do u think she even got that chance to be on the cover? seriously, get real

  • L.Whitney

    women need to support women period
    Many of the comments are bashing her in a way.. by saying basically she’s a nobody and that she wouldn’t even be on the cover if it weren’t for her man.. harsh

    The facts
    Yes meghan wouldn’t have gotten that cover if it hadn’t been for who she’s dating.

    However.. I’m sure she is a great human being which is why Prince Harry is with her in the first place. They should highlight the work she does as an activist, the charities she’s involved with, etc. I’m guessing Meghan had some control over what was published… and it didn’t bother her that all the questions were about her relationship…. ?

    I see what Priyanka is saying that she’s more than just a plus one, absolutely she is. But vanity fair chose her for the cover not because of the good she does as activist and philanthropist they picked her bc of who she’s dating and that’s a shame. So Vanity Fair needs to reevaulate themselves.

  • bbm

    she’s right, she’s obviously in the cover because of the prince, but she can still talk about something else than her boyfriend

  • plez

    She’s on the cover of VF because she is dating the Prince. If she wanted to talk about herself or the causes she fights for than she should have agreed to do an interview with another magazine. Obviously she knew what VF was interested in and she agreed because it will make her even more famous and next time she does an interview she will have control of the topics.

  • DEADP00L

    Sorry? She’s on the cover BECAUSE of her relationship with Prince Harry. She didn’t do anything else to merit it, and that is going to be the REST OF HER LIFE so you can stop acting like her proxy and tell her to accept the role she is willing play forever; because monarchy is not celebrity nor a Hollywood fantasy, its not even real life. Its a role onto itself, where you stop being an individual and who you are all together.

    People die and are slaughtered in the millions to keep monarchs in power or ‘royal’. There NOTHING about this that is remotely about you Meghan, whoever you would have been on your own is OVER. Now you are diving into an institution of blood and cruelty and you get perks for putting on blinders. Don’t complain when you are VOLUNTARILY doing this to yourself. You stop being an individual once you decide to marry into a MONARCHY. Gone is your free will, your ideas, your perceptions and what you would have been if you had chosen otherwise.

    You CHOSE this, don’t pull this BS again. You are fooling no one.

  • Yeah Right

    Sorry Priyanka but I had never heard of her until she started dating Harry. That’s her claim to fame now. She will always be known as the girlfriend, wife, or ex-girlfriend of Harry, not the things you named.

  • AbbyRichter

    Stop trying to insert yourself into the conversation. Yawn.

  • Deborah Lorenzen

    Did you read the VF article? She’s so much more than what? A previously unheard of actress in a second rate series? She’s dating prince Harry, enough said. Serving crusty bread and surrounded by rescue dogs, so down to earth, jetting around the globe to hook up with her royal squeeze, and who can blame her?

  • Publius

    It’s also completely moronic to type ‘umm’ before a sentence when you have the benefit of gathering your thoughts, but no one is demanding that your account be suspended.

  • Kaye

    Love how most people can see thru BS and call a spade. Only reason Meghan’s on the VF cover is because of who she’s dating, not for her work. Suits is in its 7th year and not even the actual leads get a cover.

    And what else would the reporters write about Meghan? How about her ex-husband or the numerous ex-boyfriends? opps… no go, we all know those are shady topics. How about her family? uh… no go also… lots of skeletons. How about her charity work? what charity work? aside from photo-ops??? Coz we all know why this article came out in the first place. If anyone has seen that discussion on the E! channel, they are spot on as well. Meghan is very good at “humble bragging”.

    Good things I can say about Meghan? She’s beautiful, sure. But she likes to use the word bi-racial and doesn’t often associate herself as black or African American? So…..

    And noh, I’m not trying to bring down another female. As a woman, I know there are so many more deserving women in this world who do real significant work to help people. Not for photo-op or a magazine cover or a blog.

  • Rhonda Schuck

    No one ever heard of her before PH. the Brits totally hate her and want PH to give being a royal if he marries her. She must be awful.