The Royal family takes heat for their treatment of Meghan and Harry.
In case you missed it, CBS aired the Oprah-Meghan-Harry interview last night. The personal, intimate interview tackled the racism and mental health issues Meghan and Harry have struggled with and been subjected to as part of the Royal Family, and now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had their say, everyone else has one, too. For a little TL;DR of the interview, we've rounded up the smartest, funniest, and most scathing tweets.
Let's start with a cheeky thesis statement of that entire interview:
ONCE AGAIN AMERICA WILL DEFEAT THE BRITISH MONARCHY BY SPILLING TEA— Gabrielle Cornish (@gcornish91) March 8, 2021
And if the monarchy is, in fact, defeated, here's an idea for what to do with Buckingham Palace:
turn buckingham palace into a rainforest cafe— rae ⚔️ (@raehasasword) March 8, 2021
We get that it's a joke, but also ... Tim Barber is onto something.
Say what you will about Genovia but they sure had a better Royal Family onboarding program than the UK— Tim Barber (@TimJBarber) March 8, 2021
And in the spirit of the royal story we know best:
where’s HER royal interview pic.twitter.com/lHSlN7VtGw— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) March 8, 2021
In all seriousness, last night's interview was more than just a bad look for the Royal Family. It was a brutal reminder that the institution of the monarchy is (and perhaps always has been) doing more harm than good.
Oprah just woke up one day and was like "you know what, I'm bored. Lemme take down the British monarchy"— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 8, 2021
And it's been doing damage to its own for decades, at least.
Prince Harry is protecting his wife the way he wishes someone protected his mother.— Fully Vaccinated Sewist 👩🏾🦽💨 (@ThatsJustGroce) March 7, 2021
Let’s not forget that this institution (royal family) that refused to help Harry and Meghan, refused to care for their mental health, is the same one that made 12 year old Harry walk behind his mom’s coffin in front of millions and shake people’s hands smiling.— best of diana (@dianaofhearts) March 8, 2021
But hopefully, we won't stand for it, not this time. (Something even we non-royals can do? Stop consuming paparazzi photos of the royals.)
I came of age with Diana's story, I will ride at dawn for Meghan.— Sarah Bessey (@sarahbessey) March 8, 2021
Lisa Lucas points out a sobering truth:
I know we're watching some royals go through this, but a lower stakes version of this happens to interracial couples every damn day.— Lisa Lucas (@likaluca) March 8, 2021
As the Washington Post reports, the couple "were about to lose their security services from the palace" just as "a British tabloid had just published their exact location near Vancouver." Where the Royal Family would not step in, close friend Tyler Perry did.
“Tyler Perry provided security to the royal family because the Queen wouldn’t” is not something I had on my 2021 bingo card.— Rep. Chaz Beasley (@ChazBeasley) March 8, 2021
And that, as CNN writer Saeed Ahmed reminds us, is powerful on multiple levels.
Two things stood out to me from the #OprahMeghanHarry interview:— Saeed Ahmed (@saeed_ahmed) March 8, 2021
- Tyler Perry offered them security when the royal family wouldn’t.
- Oprah allowed them to tell their story when the royal family wouldn’t.
A Black man gave them a home. A Black woman gave them a platform. pic.twitter.com/uIDDNAsSG7
And while we're talking about Oprah ...
I have missed Oprah’s seamless transitions between curious observer, fun high school guidance counselor, and world’s greatest detective.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) March 8, 2021
everyone should get 1 interview with oprah to talk about their boyfriend— aubrey (@aubreybell) March 8, 2021
But lest we forget, Meghan is the real hero of the hour.
Don’t underrate this: Meghan talking about her mental health struggles and her bravery in asking for help will almost certainly save lives.— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) March 8, 2021
And last, but not least: an actual TL;DR.
They'll never be royals. It don't run in their blood. That kind of luxe just ain't for them. They crave a different kind of buzz.— Eli McCann (@EliMcCann) March 8, 2021
Did you watch the interview? We'd love to know your thoughts! Let us know in the comments.