One of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter is calling for a boycott of the royal family after Meghan Markle’s disturbing allegations of racism, according to a report.
Opal Tometi, 36, appeared on TMZ Live to urge people to turn against the monarchy because it doesn’t support black people, the outlet said.
In her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle claimed that at least one senior royal raised “concerns” with Prince Harry over how dark their baby Archie’s skin would be, falsely suggesting it was why he was not made a prince.
Harry also said racism was “a large part” of why his family left the UK.
Tometi, one of the three women who helped launch the BLM movement, told TMZ Live that people should turn their backs on the royals — as Markle claimed the monarchy did to Archie, the outlet said.
The BLM activist — who calls herself a “global icon” and “one of the most influential human rights leaders of our time” in her bio — said Markle’s allegations were a depressing reflection of what black people are put through too often, TMZ said.
The “feminist freedom-fighter” said that people should start believing black women when they speak up about mistreatment, TMZ said.
Tometi didn’t provide more details on how to go about boycotting the Palace.