Did Kim Kardashian’s Support for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Ruin the Sussex’s Rep Further?
Kim Kardashian is undoubtedly one of the most famous celebrities in the world. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has over 149 million Instagram followers, making her one of the most influential personalities. She recently came out in support of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and although her intentions were good, she might have damaged their rep further.
As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex fight the press about the negativity around them, Kardashian weighed in. There’s no other celebrity in the world that gets scrutinized more than Kardashian and she can understand how the royals feel.
“I think that everyone makes their own choices and decisions,’ she said, per Daily Mail. “And I think that, like I said, no one’s gonna be perfect. I’m not, they’re not. I don’t know who is. I still love and value the fact they bring such attention to such important movements that need to happen and things that they’re really passionate about. They’re still changing the world.”
Fans of the royals react to Kim Kardashian’s comments
Although Kardashian meant well in defending the royal couple, many fans thought her words were not helpful. The reality show star is a polarizing figure and might have given “haters” even more of a reason to continue their attacks on Markle and Harry.
“The more celebs come to their defense, the more I dislike them,” a Twitter user said. “Their job is to support the Queen and the Commonwealth, not hobnob with celebrities.”
“No surprise here,” another social media user wrote. “Both self-serving, self-centered narcissist spectrum individuals who don’t care except what they can leech off [one] another. Watch for invite to Meggie’s world or vice versa. Great PR moves.”
“All of these celebs are feeding Meghan’s desires,” another fan tweeted. “They are helping destroy the [British royal family], in my humble opinion.”
Meghan Markle receives support from more celebrities
As Prince Harry decided to pursue legal action against the British media for their treatment of his wife, Hillary Clinton also chimed in on the controversy. In an interview with The Sunday Times, the former Secretary of State was asked about the media circus around Markle.
“I do want to say that the way she’s been treated is inexplicable,” Clinton told The Sunday Times in an interview. “If the explanation is that she’s biracial, then shame on everybody.”
Another former First Lady that came out in support of Markle was Michelle Obama. During the royal tour in South Africa, Markle and Harry met with the Girls Opportunity Alliance, which was founded by Obama.
“Thank you to my friend, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, a thoughtful leader who is breaking the mold and making our world better for it,” she wrote on Instagram. “Whether meeting with our Obama Foundation Leaders or helping girls around the world seek the education they deserve, she is an inspiration to so many.”
Prince Harry takes legal action
The Duke of Sussex slammed British tabloids for the “ruthless” treatment Markle has received. The statement from the British royal coincided with the filing of a lawsuit against The Sun and The Daily Mirror.
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Harry said in the statement.
Harry’s “deepest fear is history repeating itself” and wants to protect Markle from what his mother lived through.
“I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,” he continued. “We thank you, the public, for your continued support. It is hugely appreciated. Although it may not seem like it, we really need it.”
If there was one thing that Kardashian got right is that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want to use their influence for the better of this world. They are both taking the steps in bringing light to problems that need everyone’s attention and that is something that should be supported.