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Meghan Markle claimed that she quit being one of the briefcase girls on Deal or No Deal after struggling with being objectified.
Speaking on her podcast Archetypes with Paris Hilton, Meghan admitted that she didn't like that her looks were focused on rather than her intelligence or personality.
But actress Whoopi Goldberg has shared her confusion at Meghan's comments, talking about the subject with her fellow panellists on The View.
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She said: "On that show, you basically had a suitcase and they wanted to know: 'Is this the deal you want, or is this not the deal you want?'"
"I don't know that the people who are sitting there are thinking about you like that. They're thinking, I want the money."
She continued: "[Wheel of Fortune hostess] Vanna White is always in something interesting and beautiful, and she's been doing this.
"The objectification might be coming from you and how you felt about how these women were being portrayed, and that's what you have to change — because we're performers.
"When you're a performer, you take the gig."
As the roundtable continued, Whoopi concluded: "We're not journalists, we're actors," she said. "You left, and that was your prerogative.
"But I feel bad because I don't think people were looking at these girls like this, I think people wanted the money."
Goldberg added later, "That's TV, baby. But, what did you think you were going to? You know that's what the show was."
Meghan said about her time on the show: "There were times I was on set at Deal or No Deal and thinking back to my time working as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina in Buenos Aires and being in the motorcade with the security of treasury at the time and being valued specifically for my brain.
"Here, I was being valued for something quite the opposite."
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