Amanda Gorman Speaks Out About Meghan Markle

Unless you've been living under a rock for the greater part of 2021, you know that young poet Amanda Gorman took the country — scratch that, the world — by storm after her groundbreaking performance at the Biden/Harris inauguration on Jan. 20 (via CNN). Since then, people both young and old have looked to Gorman for commentary on important issues plaguing today's society, including her thoughts and opinions on the royals.

On March 7, 2021, one of the most highly-anticipated interviews of the past year finally aired on CBS, and it seems like everyone's had an opinion or commentary on legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey's bombshell tell-all with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. One of those people, of course, was Amanda Gorman, who coincidentally celebrated her 23rd birthday on the day the interview aired. Like the rest of us, Gorman had some choice words for the Royal Family, and took to Twitter to comment on the jaw-dropping CBS special.

In a short-but-concise Tweet, Gorman aired her grievances with the Royal Family on social media

"Meghan was the Crown's greatest opportunity for change, regeneration, and reconciliation in a new era," she wrote (via Twitter). "They didn't just maltreat her light—they missed out on it." The Tweet garnered almost 70,000 likes and nearly 8,500 retweets at the time this article was published, and social media users from across the globe had their own commentary to add to Gorman's.

"And for what? To defend the old excuse, 'that's just the way it is, we've always done it like this.' So ridiculous they learned nothing from the tragedy of Diana. At least one of her sons got out," one Twitter user commented, while another added in a Tweet, "Exactly. Lesson learned. Never dim your light for people who can't handle how bright you shine. They didn't deserve Meghan. Archie definitely didn't need to be raised in that environment."

However, not every social media user agreed with Gorman's take on Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and the Royal Family. "It's one side of a story and allegations at that. Let's hear the other side first," one Twitter user wrote, with another adding, "Yes. There are two sides to everything. That allows you to make a balanced judgement."

As of March 7 around 2:30 p.m. EST, the Palace has yet to respond to Oprah's explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but people across the globe are waiting on the edge of their seats for the Royal Family's statement regarding the tell-all.