meghan harry interview meme

One of the many memes that have surfaced after Meghan and Harry’s explosive Oprah interview.

Harry and Meghan interview sparks shock, support and memes on Twitter

Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview has set Twitter alight with expressions of shock, anger and support, along with the inevitable memes.

meghan harry interview meme

One of the many memes that have surfaced after Meghan and Harry’s explosive Oprah interview.

Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey in the interview which aired on CBS on Sunday that she had contemplated suicide after joining the British royal family. She also raised allegations of racism, including official concern about the skin colour of her and Prince Harry’s child.

The weekend interview was one of the most-watched media events of 2021 so far. The explosive statements prompted messages of support for Meghan and Harry, as well as barbs against the monarchy.

Meghan and Harry’s interview a blow to the monarchy

However, a number of users, including some British media figures, accused the couple of boosting their public image at the expense of the monarchy. Others pointed out that the explosive allegations would be a serious blow to the institution.

“This is a stain on the royals that will endure… [one] no amount of palace spin will erase,” commentator Peter Hunt tweeted.

Many memes and jokes about Meghan and Harry’s interview

Hashtags about Meghan and Harry’s interview were quickly propelled to the top of the Twitter trends list, with many posting memes and quips — including jokes about how high-profile the broadcast had become.

“I’m making nachos for the Oprah interview like it’s the super bowl,” writer Laura Bassett said.

Others created memes from screenshots during the interview, including one of Harry claiming goblins are hidden in a mine under Buckingham Palace.

Many also brought up The Crown, saying the interview was set to inspire even more seasons of the hit Netflix series.

One user tweeted a GIF of Muppets character Kermit the Frog furiously working on a typewriter, describing him as a screenwriter on the show. Here’s another:

British monarchy gets Twitter heat from US

With the interview airing during prime time in America, Twitter users in the United States got to take the first shot in the battle of snarky comments with those in Britain.

Here’s one by the US academic Gabrielle Cornish, referring to the 1773 protest in Boston when anti-colonial demonstrators destroyed tea shipments from Britain as calls grew for American independence.

Here’s what writer George M Johnson had to say about Meghan and Harry’s interview:

On the allegations of racism, @Andrewmd5 remarked: “The British Monarchy is racist?! They only colonised most of the planet and kept brown and black people under their thumb for centuries, there’s no way.”

And referring to Harry’s comment that there were concerns about how the royal family would “pay for” Meghan after their marriage, academic Melissa Murray tweeted a photo of Queen Elizabeth II in an ornate room saying:

Sympathy for Meghan after interview

“Conversations. About how dark. The baby. Would be. My God in Heaven,” activist and writer Brittany Packnett Cunningham tweeted.

On Meghan saying she had contemplated suicide, Packnett Cunningham added: “Meghan’s admission here is courageous and brave — and asking for help always is.”

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