Meghan Markle lashes out at two US sitcoms in new Spotify podcast

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MEGHAN Markle lashed out at two US sitcoms for their portrayal of “crazy” women in her latest Spotify podcast.

The former Suits actress took a swipe at How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs while speaking on episode five of Archetypes.

Meghan Markle today lashed out at US sitcoms in her latest podcast

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Meghan Markle today lashed out at US sitcoms in her latest podcastCredit: PA
She blamed shows like Scrubs for teaching people it's ok to label women 'crazy'

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She blamed shows like Scrubs for teaching people it’s ok to label women ‘crazy’Credit: Handout

Today’s episode centred on the world’s treatment of women – with the Duchess of Sussex saying she has been labelled “crazy” and “hysterical”, “nuts” and “insane”.

She explained: “The use of these labels has been drilled into us from movies and TV, from friends and family, and even from random strangers.

“The fact is, no one wants this label.”

And Meghan pointed the finger at two sitcoms in particular while chatting with with Indian actress Deepika Padukone, American comedian Jenny Slate and American actress Constance Wu.

Several clips were played, including one from How I Met Your Mother in which the character Barney says: “If she’s this crazy, she has to be this hot.”

And in another, Scrubs character Elliot, a female doctor, says: “I can’t take it, Carla. I cannot hide the crazy a minute longer.

“I’m just this big mountain of coocoo is about to erupt and spew molten crazy, all over him and he’s gonna die like this.”

The comments come despite the fact that Meghan starred in a sitcom for several years.

She was known for her role in US legal drama Suits long before she married Prince Harry.

During the 55-minute instalment, titled The Decoding of Crazy and released today, she added that she feels “pretty strongly” about the word “crazy”.

And she said families have been “shattered” by its use.

“The way that it’s thrown around so casually and the damage it’s wrought on society and women, frankly everywhere,” she said.

“From relationships to families being shattered, reputations destroyed and careers ruined.”

At no point while discussing being branded “crazy” does Meghan reveal who who has done this to her.

But she has previously spoken about feeling suicidal while a working member of the Royal Family.

During her tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey, the duchess said her mental health battle left her feeling like she “didn’t want to be alive anymore” – but she was never offered support as it “wouldn’t be good for the institution”.

Meghan included a clip from How I Met Your Mother in the latest episode

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Meghan included a clip from How I Met Your Mother in the latest episodeCredit: Getty

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