Some Americans ‘Have Had Enough’ of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Dominating U.S. Media Coverage
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry moved to Los Angeles in March after dealing with the relentless negative press coverage in the United Kingdom for almost two years. The couple is even suing a few U.K. newspapers for allegedly invading their privacy.
However, not everyone is welcoming toward Meghan and Harry in the United States. Recently, some Americans started pushing a petition against Meghan and Harry, calling for the couple to stop dominating the U.S. media landscape.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been living and working in the U.S.
After Meghan and Harry moved to Los Angeles, they resided in a mansion owned by Tyler Perry. In August, however, it was revealed that the Sussexes had bought a home in Santa Barbara County.
Ever since they came to the U.S., Meghan and Harry have also been spending their time volunteering and giving talks about issues close to their hearts, such as voting, women’s empowerment, and racism.
Some Americans ‘have had enough’ of Meghan and Harry in the U.S. media
Since Meghan and Harry are now living and working on American soil, they have garnered more interest in the U.S. media landscape. However, not everyone is happy about that.
Four months ago, a petition was launched on Change.org to urge American news outlets to curb their coverage of the Sussexes. Titled “Meghan Markle & Just Harry, please stop flooding American press,” the petition started gaining some traction in the past week. It has received hundreds of supporters out of the 1,000 needed.
“Meghan Markle and just Harry complained that they wanted privacy in the UK,” the petition says, referencing Harry’s request in February to “just call me Harry.”
The petition continues, “They also claimed that they were not thriving and the press caused them so much distress, so they went to Canada. Nobody is quite sure what Canada did to them, but since then, they have descended upon the paparazzi hotspot of Los Angeles.”
The petition, then, goes on to say that, despite their claim of wanting privacy, “for some peculiar reason, every time Americans look at the news, the internet, magazines, etc., we have to look at their faces.”
It adds, “Sunshine Sachs (their PR firm – whom they .pay. for – and who have represented Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein) seem to be working feverishly around the clock to keep them in the news every single day, spinning up articles, and confusing the public because there is just a blitz every single day.”
The petition description ends with one sentence: “We’ve had enough already. “
Meanwhile, the people who are supporting the petition call Meghan and Harry “toxic,” “petty,” and “hypocritical.”
An expert said Meghan and Harry do not want a ‘totally private life’
Ever since Meghan and Harry decided to step down from being senior royals in early 2020, many people have found their privacy status confusing. However, royal expert Victoria Murphy noted that the Sussexes do not want a “totally private life” as some have been led to believe.
“They have stepped back not in search of a totally private life (as some erroneously claim they wanted) but for a different kind of public life. A public life where they can have more control over who gets access to them and what they spend their time on,” Murphy wrote in an article for Town & Country.