A new trailer has been released for 60 Minutes Australia titled “Inside A Royal Crisis” featuring Katie Hopkins — a far-right media personality known for off-color and bigoted rants. As one can probably guess, it’s a tabloid-spun production aiming to take a hit at the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Katie alongside other British commentators shallowly analyzes Meghan’s influence on the British Royal Family. In the edited teaser for the program, Katie calls Meghan “a no one” who “wears bad clothes” and labeling her “the biggest hypocrite there is,” most likely referring to the recent debate about Meghan and Prince Harry using a private plane to travel with their newborn.
Even before the glamorous wedding, the birth of Archie, and the media circus that has followed Meghan and Prince Harry’s engagement, there have been two clear opinions on their union: Some saw their union as a long-awaited representation of modern-day love within the setting of an antiquated monarchy. The other saw Meghan’s incorporation into the monarchy as a threat to the “perfection” (ie: homogeneously white) bloodline that is the Royal family.
People are quickly calling out on Twitter for 60 Minutes' choice to air the program.
Jameela Jamil, who’s spoken about the racist rhetoric about Meghan, shared her thoughts on Twitter as well. “Thank you for exposing the fact that this woman is always glowing,” the actress says. “She must be stopped. What Andrew did to those teenage girls was bad ... but even he never dared to GLOW ... you stupid, anti-black, scum bags. This is a fucking pantomime, not journalism,” referring to Prince Andrew, a fellow royal who’s been tied to accused sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein.
It’s maddening to realize how differently the media probably would react to a new bride of Prince Harry’s had she been a white woman. Any analyzation between the media’s verbiage when talking about Meghan versus Kate Middleton clearly proves that bias.
As frivolous as this new 60 Minutes trailer is, it proves the singular point that Britain — and countries under its influence like Australia — refuse to acknowledge and say; they have a problem with the Duchess of Sussex being a Black woman and wish she was anything but that.
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue