TV segment of 11-year-old Meghan Markle protesting sexist ad resurfaces


Social media users are sharing old footage of Meghan Markle campaigning against sexist adverts when she was just 11-years-old.

The video, compiled and re-aired by Inside Edition, shows a young middle-school going Markle speaking up against a sexist ad by Procter and Gamble.

Back then, Meghan wrote to the company behind the ad and called on them to change the narrative to focus on people, not just women, for a dish-washing product.

“So, I was wondering if you would be able to change your commercial to: ‘People all over America,’” she wrote in her letter. Her efforts paid off as Procter and Gamble took Markle’s suggestion and changed the commercial to reflect her message of gender equality.

Markle, who is now a UN Women ambassador, reflected back on her 11-year-old self when she spoke about gender politics back in 2015.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56