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Meghan and Harry interview: Racism claims, duke 'let down' by dad, and duchess on Kate

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  1. cfabbro
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    Awesome of Tyler Perry to help them like that. And it also makes me glad they both felt comfortable enough in Canada to move here, even it was only temporarily/part-time. We don't have much of a...

    The couple reveal that, after they were cut off, American billionaire and media mogul Tyler Perry provided Harry and Meghan with a home and security last year when they moved from Canada to southern California.

    Awesome of Tyler Perry to help them like that. And it also makes me glad they both felt comfortable enough in Canada to move here, even it was only temporarily/part-time. We don't have much of a tabloid/paparazzi culture here so it makes sense, and the people of Vancouver Island were supposedly also quite respectful of them and their privacy while they were there as well.

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      Greg
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      Harry had no choice in the family he was born into, Meghan married a person, not an institution. Both of them chose to walk away from that institution. The fact that they still have enormous...

      Harry had no choice in the family he was born into, Meghan married a person, not an institution. Both of them chose to walk away from that institution.

      The fact that they still have enormous wealth and privilege does nothing to invalidate the suffering caused by the strictures of the system, the racism, and their treatment by the press. They have a platform to speak out on those issues, and to make abundantly clear that nobody is immune - would you prefer they didn't make use of it?

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      1. JoylessAubergine
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        Yes, i'd rather they go away like they said there doing. I feel like when you choose to leave the institution only after a £32 million wedding and getting the titles they use as their branding...

        would you prefer they didn't make use of it?

        Yes, i'd rather they go away like they said there doing. I feel like when you choose to leave the institution only after a £32 million wedding and getting the titles they use as their branding that it does invalidate some of the suffering. I'm sure Meghan had an incredibly hard time and for that she has my sympathy. On the interview however, nothing they said in the interview was new or shocking. It's well known Phillip is a racist and that the royal family are completely out of touch with reality (non-sweating, pizza express visiting uncle's interview being the most recent example) . It's well known they look after the institution no matter how misguided or brutal they have to be to their own. And nothing needs to be said about the british tabloids.

        It wasnt a grand exposé on the royal family, it was a cynical grift by a couple of multimillionaires throwing their family under the bus while being interviewed by a billionaire to get media attention on their future attention seeking nonsense.

        My less filtered view on Harry

        Harry had a choice when he choose to be an apache helicopter pilot and politicked with his royal position to get deployed to Afghanistan where he said what joy he got from his job of launching hellfire missiles on Afghans, i believe he compared it to a video game. He had a choice when he dressed as a nazi. Him lecturing anyone on the morality of anything is a joke. He's cut from the same cloth as the rest of his deluded inbred family.

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    2. joplin
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      While I agree with this sentiment (and I was questioning why my spouse wanted to watch it), I think it's very important to call out rich powerful people being racist. In fact, it's probably more...

      While I agree with this sentiment (and I was questioning why my spouse wanted to watch it), I think it's very important to call out rich powerful people being racist. In fact, it's probably more important to call out people like that than it is to call out your neighborhood jackass because of the amount of influence these people hold.

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    3. soks_n_sandals
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      Unironically yes, poor royals. No one should be subject to the kind of vile comments levied at this couple by the tabloids. This interview highlights that racist treatment she's constantly...

      Unironically yes, poor royals. No one should be subject to the kind of vile comments levied at this couple by the tabloids. This interview highlights that racist treatment she's constantly received is no easier because of her status. In fact, Markle reveals that she was kept from seeking mental health support over suicidal ideation as a result of her ill-treatment because the optics were bad, which is just cruel. You can feel bad for the royal couple for the same reasons you'd feel bad for anyone else that was being bullied, harassed, or on the receiving end of racist remarks.

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