Meghan Markle and Prince Harry roasted on South Park over privacy concerns.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became the subject of mockery in the satirical animated TV show South Park. The show has reportedly used Markle’s own words against her,
South Park Used Meghan Markle’s Words Against Her?
South Park brutally roasted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in one episode, describing the royal couple as Canadian royalty. They were dubbed the “prince of Canada and his wife.”
According to Showbiz CheatSheet, the episode mocked the couple in different ways. It illustrated Prince Harry in a light grey suit, similar to what he wore during their interview with Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, “his wife” sported a pink dress and hat, similar to Markle’s ensemble when she attended the Trooping the Color in 2018.
The Feb. 15 episode featured the animated version of the Sussexes in a fictional Colorado town embarking on their “worldwide privacy tour.”
At one point, the two characters held a sight that read:
“We want our privacy” and “Stop Looking at us.”
The outlet noted that the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone wanted to show the “dichotomy of having a constant media presence and needing privacy.”
What Did Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Say About Their Privacy
In an unaired clip, exclusive to OprahMag.com, Markle described what privacy was to her after the multi-media mogul asked the couple about their requests for privacy.
Markle told Winfrey:
“I think everyone has a basic right to privacy. Basic. We’re not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn’t expect.”
Markle went on and explained what “basic privacy” was to her.
“If you’re at work and you have a photograph of your child on your desk, and your coworker says, ‘Oh, my gosh, your kid’s so cute. That’s fantastic! Can I see your phone so I can see all the pictures of your child?’ You go, ‘No. This is the picture I’m comfortable sharing with you.'”
“And then if they double down and say, ‘No, but you already showed me that one. So you have to show me everything. You know what, I’m just gonna hire someone to sit in front of your house, or hide in the bushes and take pictures into your backyard, because you’ve lost your right to privacy…because you shared one image with me.'”
Meghan Markle Denied Talking About Privacy
The Duchess of Sussex clarified that they were not talking about complete privacy. They just wanted the people to know that it was up to them what they wanted to share.
“They’ve created a false narrative. I’ve never talked about privacy,” Markle said before adding:
“There’s no one who’s on Instagram or social media that would say, ‘Because I shared this one picture, that entitles you to have my entire camera roll. Go ahead and look through it.’ No one would want that. So it’s about boundaries. And it’s about respect.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex doubled down on their stand about their fight for privacy when they were criticized after they dropped their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, which featured several intimated details about their marriage and family.
“The Duke and Duchess have never cited privacy as the reason for stepping back. This distorted narrative was intended to trap the couple into silence,” their global press secretary, Ashley Hansen, said in a written statement obtained by BBC.
“In fact, their statement announcing their decision to step back mentions nothing of privacy and reiterates their desire to continue their roles and public duties. Any suggestion otherwise speaks to a key point of this series.”
The statement continued:
“They are choosing to share their story, on their terms, and yet the tabloid media has created an entirely untrue narrative that permeates press coverage and public opinion. The facts are right in front of them.”
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