Their perspective is … different.
Their perspective is … different.
On Nov. 8, the royal’s communications team issued a statement lambasting the abusive, sexist, and racial undertones used by press and social media when talking about Markle.
Prince Harry has “seen a line crossed,” the statement reads:
“His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
The statement describes incidents of photographers attempting to gain entry into Markle’s home, bribes offered to Markle’s ex-boyfriend, and “the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.”
Prince Harry has only been dating Markle for a few months. In fact, this is the first time the relationship has been publicly confirmed.
Despite that, British tabloids have already run several insidious stories about her. One of them suggested she appeared in pornography, when, in fact, clips of the TV show that Markle co-stars in had simply been uploaded to a porn site.
Markle, who is biracial, has also been the target of racially charged online comments and tweets.
They have a long history of fighting with the press over scrutiny of their private lives. It’s also a personal subject for them since the death of Princess Diana in 1997 was the result of trying to outrun paparazzi. This is the first time, though, they’ve publicly defended someone outside of the family, specifically condemning racism and sexism.
It’s unprecedented for the family to issue a statement like this, but the treatment of Markle was so bad that Prince Harry was apparently afraid for her safety and for that of her family.
“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,” the statement says. “He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game it is her life and his.”
Maybe that’s something we should all do.
We certainly have a similar problem here in America. In fact, we practically invented celebrity culture, and there are countless examples of celebrities being harassed or assaulted online and in person.
When someone is in the spotlight, it can be too easy to forget that they’re a human being that they have feelings and an identity. It can be too easy to forget that we don’t own them and that they deserve to be treated with the same amount of respect and dignity as anyone else.
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Whenever you hear someone talk about a battle with a fish, you tend to take their story with a grain of salt. This big fish tale? Its the real deal! This 250 lb monster was captured by Yuri Grisendi in Italy and it took everything he had just to wrestle this beast above the water line.
“Our privacy is basically eliminated… In this day and age, it’s common sense. This is our 12th year since the towers, since that tragedy happened. It’s not a secret what our country is doing to try to keep us safe. You know, some people think it’s being nosy at the same time. For me, I try to educate people in an entertaining way without boring them. They can watch the news. I just try to — they might dance and party to some of my music but it still may have an underlying meaning or substance.”
Teriyaki salmon, step one: “Put on your Versace apron.”
Garlic mashed potatoes, step one: “If wearing a four-finger ring, carefully place it on a side table before starting to cook.”
At Dallas’s A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, teacher Scot Pankey leads dozens of students through the school in an impressively choreographed video for “Uptown Funk,” which they filmed in a single take…
Coming out to parents can often be frightening.
But when Hayden Smith worked up the courage to tell his mom about his homosexuality, she was nothing but supportive. She thanked him for sharing his secret with her and being true to himself.
And then the tables turn and the teenager gets a pretty incredible surprise: Smith’s mother reveals that she, too, has experimented with same-sex relationships.
She tells her son that she had a girlfriend before the death of his father.
Although Smith seems pretty taken aback, it’s a beautiful moment between a mother and son. They’re sharing their truest selves, and family is always at its best when you can trust one another.
Smith is starting a long journey of self-discovery, but he has his understanding mother to lean on for support.
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