The disgusting stuff Harry and Meghan have to put up with

I’m critical of Harry and Meghan. This isn’t news. But I always try to limit my criticism to their strategy and actions – the staged photoshoots, the tone-deaf private jet flights, the cries for privacy as they appear on web streams and TV specials.

But there is a different type of criticism of Harry and Meghan that I see online, and it sickens me. The amount of racist, classist, misogynistic, and transphobic crap they have to put up with is not okay. It will never be okay.

Here’s a Daily Mail article from a couple of days ago (now deleted), saying that Harry volunteered in “the hood” because it was in Meghan’s old neighbourhood in LA:

Here is the Daily Mail (also now-deleted), saying that Meghan is “(almost) straight outta Compton”. The paper is trying to paint Meghan as having come from a “rough” “Black” neighbourhood, even though she did not live in Compton (she was raised in nice suburbs of Los Angeles), her father was an Emmy-winner working in the TV industry, and her mother is an educated and accomplished social worker:

Here is Princess Michael of Kent wearing a racist blackamoor brooch to Meghan’s first Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace (as Harry’s fiancee) in 2017:

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Princess Michael of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Blackamoor is an “European art style from the Early Modern period depicting highly stylized figures, usually African males but sometimes other non-European peoples, in subservient or exoticized form.” So it’s an old, super racist brooch depicting a Black servant.

That was what Meghan had to deal with at the first Christmas lunch with her new family. How would you feel?

This is how anti-Sussex social media accounts talk about Meghan:

It goes on and on.

Let me be clear: all of this type of commentary is vile. It’s unacceptable. I don’t know what else to say about it. I’m sorry that Harry and Meghan have to deal with this garbage. /fin

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