Why Do Dads Like Prince Harry and Mark Consuelos Get Targeted By Trolls?

In the day and age of the internet, and especially with social media, rumors can get started and stories can quickly get out of control.

As we know, famous people have virtually no privacy. They are constantly being photographed, and one badly timed picture can start a world of criticism. In addition, people who are in the spotlight seemed to get criticized no matter what they do.

Spend a lot of time with family? They will be criticized for neglecting other obligations. Work too much? They get attacked for not spending enough time with family. It just doesn’t seem fair, and gives a whole new meaning to the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” way of thinking.

So, why is it that dads like Prince Harry and Mark Consuelos get targeted by trolls?

What happened when Prince Harry was targeted?

Prince Harry
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

As would be expected, Meghan Markle took some time off from her royal duties after the birth of Archie Harrison. Her hardworking husband, Harry went back to work within a few days. According to Time, the prince returned to his responsibilities so quickly for quite a good reason.

As it would turn out, Harry was promoting the Invictus Games, for which he is a co-founder. The news media was all over the fact that Harry left Meghan and Archie, saying that he wasn’t spending enough time with his wife and new son. Unbelievable!

What exactly happened with Mark Consuelos?

Recently, it was reported by Hollywoodlife that Mark Consuelos was targeted for spending too little time with Kelly Ripa and their three children. The family was on vacation, and a picture surfaced of Mark during one of his workouts.

A random internet troll commented that he spends too much time concentrating on his workout regime, and not enough time with Kelly and the kids. Kelly quickly jumped to her husband’s defense, telling the shamer that Mark was on vacation with the entire family, and was simply multitasking by exercising while the family was on vacation. Way to go, Kelly!

Harry’s friend defends him

Luckily for Harry, he has a close-knit group of friends who don’t let anyone get away with unfairly attacking him. His friend Nacho Figueras defended him by saying that he is a “great father” and “very present” in Archie’s life, as reported by Daily Mail.

Nacho continued to stand up for his friend by saying that he and Meghan’s actions are constantly misinterpreted and that Harry is in no way an absent father.

Prince Harry is devoted to his family

We can see just from observing Meghan and Harry how much they are devoted to one another. We almost never see them not holding hands, and they look at each other with nothing but love and admiration.

In addition, on the day that baby Archie was born, it was evident that Harry was bursting with joy. According to Today, not only did Harry say that he was so incredibly proud of his wife but also that his newborn son was just “to die for”. 

Why do dads like Prince Harry and Mark Consuelos get targeted by trolls?

While it is hard to say why this happens, it most likely is because trolls enjoy the drama that follows their criticism. People such as Prince Harry and Mark Consuelos are living their lives in the spotlight, and people will always have something to say no matter what they do.

We need to remember that although they are high-profile people, they are just like the rest of us, and need to find time for things such as workouts and work obligations. It appears that they, as well as those close to them, have the perfect comebacks and allow the negative comments to roll right off their backs.