Liberals and fans of American actress-turned-duchess Meghan Markle are furious after “60 Minutes Australia” released a “character assassination” piece about the new Royal Family member.
The segment–which hasn’t aired yet–was teased on Twitter as a promo by “60 Minutes” and included interviews with several of Markle’s most vocal opponents including British commentator Katie Hopkins. The video said the show would dive into the Duchess of Sussex’s bad PR which is causing a “royal crisis” and how Markle went from “adored to insufferable” in just one year. The show is called “How Meghan Markle lost her sparkle.”
#Megxit! How Meghan Markle lost her sparkle. From adored to insufferable in less than a year. What went wrong for Meghan, and how it affects hubby Harry. SUNDAY on #60Mins: Inside a Royal crisis. Can the ghost of Princess Diana save a fairytale? pic.twitter.com/dHtiPdwa7j
— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) September 4, 2019
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Liberals went nuts after the release of the segment, calling it “racist.” Some famous figures even chimed in. Mia Farrow wrote on Twitter, “Shame on you for airing this trash. – Great Britain is fortunate to have this intelligent, compassionate, beautiful woman in the Royal Family. In her, Prince Harry has found happiness and for that we rejoice.”
60 mins Australia interviewed Katie Hopkins, a woman who is unquestionably racist and xenophobic, for this “story” about the first black member of the Royal Family.
Members of the Royal Family are not above criticism, but this racist hit piece is an absolute disgrace https://t.co/mon4LcR5jC
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 5, 2019
This nasty piece of work is from 60 Minutes Australia on Channel 9 there. Katie Hopkins, the British commentator interviewed, has been routinely been criticized for racist remarks.
The show is licensed but not run by CBS, which owns competitor Network 10. https://t.co/3y5pqprvQI
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) September 5, 2019
The trailer said it will reveal the “scandal, abuse and … lies” surrounding Meghan’s time with the Royal Family. In spite of the negative reaction to the “60 Minutes” special, there have been numerous reports from trusted outlets that many members of the royal family are unhappy with how Ms. Markle has conducted herself. She and husband Prince Harry have been slammed for taking private jets around the world–while lecturing everyday citizens about their own carbon footprints–while having UK taxpayers shell out millions to fund upgrades such as a “green” yoga studio to their expansive estate, Frogmore Cottage.