Lili Reinhart hopped on the #WeLoveYouMeghan bandwagon, and we’re giving her a standing ovation. Reinhart joined the legion of Meghan Markle supporters on Twitter, agreeing that the video of Markle stating she’s not okay “breaks [her] heart.” The Riverdale actress then called out anyone who bullies women online and ordered them to “check yourself.”
On October 18th, a heartbreaking clip from an interview between the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and ITV’s Tom Bradby, from the recently-aired documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, went live on Twitter. During her conversation with Bradby, Markle states that the constant negativity she’s received from the press has hurt her mental health.
Bradby asked the Duchess if she is okay, and Markle implied that she is not. She then stated, “Also thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
Fearing for Markle’s mental wellbeing, Twitter users started the hashtag #WeLoveYouMeghan to show the duchess support during this troubling time in her life. And actress Lili Reinhart (who’s no stranger to a social media clapback) also shared her love and support for Markle and all women who have been attacked online or in the press.
ITV's @tombradby spoke to Meghan as he gained exclusive access to the royal couple as they toured Africa for 10 days with their son Archie.— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
The documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, airs on Sunday at 9pm on @ITV #HarryandMeghan https://t.co/Uy21iE6ozJ pic.twitter.com/XYlHVytiHF
This breaks my heart. We live in such an entitled world these days. Everyone feels they have the right to scrutinize and judge. It’s disgusting. And if you’re one of those people who goes online to talk about women, whom you know nothing about, you need to check yourself. https://t.co/e2fZZvQ5lq— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) October 18, 2019
And Reinhart’s followers couldn’t agree more.
the way the uk press treat meghan is disgusting. she deserves so much better. love that you speak up about these issues💓— chelsea (@lilixbetty) October 18, 2019
Thank you Lili for speaking out. We need more people like you in the world. Thanks for making me a better person by being an amazing influence.— Kari Kathryn🧚🏻♂️ (@mallowcup44) October 18, 2019
Yes yes yes yes yes— Amy Reinhart (@ReinhartAmy) October 18, 2019
i don’t get why people think they can have a negative opinion on others people’s lives. you don’t know what they have been through or how they could react.— 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚 (@reinhartsdreams) October 18, 2019
Well said. The replies under this video is even more proof of the entitlement and disgusting behavior towards Meghan. She doesn’t deserve all of this hate.— Miranda (@mdawn37) October 18, 2019
Earlier this month, Prince Harry admonished the tabloid culture that he believes has bullied Markle with its often sexist and racist negative press.
“I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,” he said in a statement, in reference to Princess Diana’s death in a car accident as she was fleeing paparazzi.
"I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces"— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 1, 2019
Prince Harry says he and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are suing the Mail on Sunday newspaper over the publication of a letter written by the duchess https://t.co/Iihzec0OOw
If you’d like to watch the full ITV documentary, it will air in the States on ABC on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10 p.m. EDT.