Patrick J. Adams defends Meghan Markle against racist Twitter comment

Patrick J. Adams defends Meghan Markle against racist Twitter comment

The actor wrote on Twitter a lengthy response to GOP Republican congressional candidate Paul Nehlen's post that mocked a picture of Markle as a Cheddar Man.

Republican politician and Donald Trump supporter Nehlen reportedly superimposed a picture of Cheddar Man - the oldest skeleton to be recently found in the United Kingdom and was revealed to have dark skin - onto Meghan Markle's face.

Patrick J. Adams has shown his support for his former Suits co-star Meghan Markle after she was attacked United States politician Paul Nehlen with a racist tweet.

Markle, who is a mixed race, has been targeted by racist comments since it was revealed a year ago that she is dating Prince Harry.

The picture superimposed by Nehlen was a reconstruction of the appearance of Cheddar Man, one of the oldest skeletons found in the United Kingdom, who experts believe had dark skin.

"Get a life", Adams wrote. And don't go anywhere near MM - she's got more power, strength, honor and compassion in her fingernail than you'll ever know in this lifetime.

"Way above your weight class".

The Friday tweet, the latest in Nehlen's history of incendiary statements, appears to have been prompted by recent revelations that early British inhabitants are believed to have been dark-skinned.

"Publishing an article disappearing whites or dispossessing whites of their homelands is wrong; made worse when claiming "science" to "prove" whites never existed", he wrote in a tweet. "It's not a laughing matter, so I chose to laugh about it".

A backer of President Donald Trump, he has previously spread anti-Semitic and alt-right memes on social media. The politician has made waves for racist and anti-Semitic tweets in the past and proclaimed that "Jews control the media" on former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke's podcast last month. Nehlen called the suspension of his Twitter account as "the epitome of interfering with a federal election" and an effort to "suppress right-wing political speech", The Washington Post reported.

His campaigns hadn't borne much fruit at the polls - Mr. Ryan won the 2016 primary by 70 percentage points. The findings suggest lighter skin pigmentation now seen as typical of northern Europeans is far more recent than previously thought.