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Meghan Markle: Why Are Her Old Sex Scenes Generating New Controversy?

Long before Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex and mother to Archie and Lillibet, she was a young actress trying to make a name for herself in a wildly competitive industry.

Like most emerging artists, Meghan was sometimes forced into work she wasn’t too proud of to pay the bills.

And now, more than a decade after the fact, the Duchess’s fiercest foes are digging through her past appearances in an attempt to shame her for the deed.

It all started when Paris Hilton appeared on Meghan’s “Archaetypes” podcast earlier this week, and the two discussed it. Meghan’s time as “Brief Case Girl” on game show deal or No deal,

Meghan Markle has talked about being objective during her time in Hollywood. Now critics are calling him a hypocrite. (photo via NBC)

“I ended up leaving the show. I was being objectified on stage more than I ever did,” Meghan said.

The Duchess said, “I didn’t like feeling compelled to be all looks and small substance, and that’s how it felt for me when I was reduced to this specific archetype: the word ‘bimbo’.”

“I was grateful for the job, but not about how it made me feel, which was not smart,” she continued.

“By the way, I was surrounded by smart women … but that was not the focus.”

Meghan didn’t enjoy her time as a brief case girl. (photo via NBC)

Many listeners were outraged by Meghan’s statement, and some took to social media to point out that she occasionally appeared in slightly risky scenes when her acting career began.

“After years you left the deal or no deal to ‘behave like a bimbo,’ you played BJ giving men in cars in 90210, took your top off to grill burgers at Men’s Health, ‘Suits ‘There was a ton of sex scenes in’. You’ve objected yourself,” tweeted one person, adding:

“You are not the victim girl.”

Meghan Markle has been embroiled in controversy over her last sex scene. (photo via The CW)

“He’s a false hypocrite!” another pair, According to page six.

“Sorry, #MeghanMarkle, you picked that gig plus – Hot Girl, FedEx Girl, 90210, other mixed roles, burger ads, etc. Nobody forced you. No one downvoted you. You volunteered those jobs.” Take it,” a third chimed in.

Meghan (fully clothed) appeared for about four seconds in the 2008 CW 90210 reboot.

And Suit Things always kept PG-13.

Meghan was involved in the occasional fiery scene during her time on Suits. (photo via USA Network)

In fact, you can comb through Meghan’s entire list and not find a single instance in which she has completely taken off on camera.

Not that it matters, of course.

Again, she was a working actress, and sometimes actors take off their clothes when a role calls for it – this is something adults must understand.

Critics say the Duchess is a hypocrite for filming racy scenes even after her time on Deal or No Deal. (photo via USA Network)

Thankfully, countless adults – many of them artists themselves – came to Meghan’s rescue.

“… Thrilled to play the role,” tweeted one actress.

“When you’re an artist, you take the gig,” commented Whoopi Goldberg discussing Meghan sight,

Insiders say Harry and Meghan felt cheated after seeing the first official photo of King Charles. So the couple released one of their portraits. (photo via Instagram)

“You get the gig. Sometimes, you’re in a bozo suit, sometimes you have a big nose, and that’s just the way it is,” Goldberg continued.

“My point is, if you watch this, and you feel the same way, you probably don’t want to make other women feel bad because maybe they’re trying to survive, too.”

Meghan also received some blowback from fellow cast members, including an ex deal or No deal Coworker.

Ex-Brief case girl Claudia Jordan wrote on Instagram, “Deal or no deal never treated us like bimbo.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the United Nations. (photo via Getty)

“For clarity – yes getting a modeling gig at a game show isn’t necessarily about your intelligence…” Jordan continued, “opportunity is what you make of it.”

OK, so Claudia had a different experience on the show — but that doesn’t mean Meghan can’t talk about her feelings.

And the fact that Meghan complained about a job certainly doesn’t give a bunch of internet randos the right to shame her for everything they did in her later years.