Idris Elba defends Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah: ‘You can’t take someone’s voice away’

Idris Elba is the latest star to back Duchess Meghan amid the fallout from her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Idris Elba is standing by Meghan Markle for “speaking out” after she claimed she’d been “silenced” by the Royal family.

Elba, 48, was a guest at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding and also DJ’d at their reception too.

During a promotion for his new film – Concrete Cowboy which will be unleashed by Netflix – Idris was asked his view of Meghan speaking out during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Entertainment Tonight asked Idris: “We have seen in real life your friend Meghan Markle telling her story of the black experience – what do you think about her courage, just stepping out and saying ‘I need to speak my truth’?”

Elba made it clear in his response that he felt Meghan had been backed into a corner and was given no other option but to speak out.

He said: “I will say that everyone has to have their opportunity to speak up about what they feel.

“You cannot take someone’s voice away, that’s what we have to communicate.”

In other news, African celebrities in the diaspora like Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful, Naomi Campbell, and others have signed a letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.

According to them, they are worried about the safety of the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.

In Naomi Campbell’s Letter

“In recent weeks we have watched with profound concern as you have had to question the safety of your vital work at the LGBT+ Rights Ghana Centre in Accra, and feared for your personal wellbeing and security. It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe,” parts of the letter read.

The office which was subsequently shut down after many deliberations did not go down well with the community as they feel their rights have been violated.