Meghan Markle has been branded a narcissist along with Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Sam Bankman-Fried, and Elizabeth Holmes.
In their recent Netflix show, Prince Harry’s wife was accused of self-aggrandizing behavior for reliving her love story with Prince Harry. She is said to have given the impression that “there is no one more in love, no one more socially conscious, no one more aggrieved,” Joanna Weiss wrote in Politico.
Weiss wrote in her article ‘2022 Is the Year We All Finally Got Tired of Narcissists’, she became “irritated” with the former working royals “somewhere” between the fifth and sixth hour of the Netflix docu-series “Harry & Meghan.”
She stated, “My natural sympathy for the couple started turning to irritation, and it occurred to me that ego has its limits.”
Adding, Harry and his wife’s Netflix series is the same “impulse” that led other “narcissist” celebrities to “overreach.”
The author’s comments were part of a scathing attack accusing Elon Musk of turning Twitter into a “terror,” Ye (formally Kanye West) for publicly embracing antisemitism and taking alt-right Nick Fuentes to a dinner at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, and took aim at FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who faces criminal charges in the United States for securities fraud, campaign finance violations, and money laundering.
Weiss states about Harry and his wife’s series, “Even sympathetic critics have groused that there’s little new here, beyond the vanity.”
She added that while the narcissism exhibited by the Sussexes is “benign” compared to that of Sam Bankman-Fried, Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Donald Trump, it can be dangerous when it reaches those levels.
“Some of these turns of fate are more dramatic and complete than others,” the author said, citing “declining fortunes,” “falls from grace,” and “newfound public skepticism.”
The former Royal’s global spokesperson Ashley Hansen ridiculed the suggestion that Megxit was ever about privacy, telling The New York Times: “Their statement announcing their decision to step back mentions nothing of privacy and reiterates their desire to continue their roles and public duties.
“Any suggestion otherwise speaks to a key point of this series. They are choosing to share their story on their terms, yet the tabloid media has created an untrue narrative that permeates press coverage and public opinion. The facts are right in front of them”.
While some critics claimed some of the accusations made by the couple against the Royal Family are false and misleading, others said the docu-series failed to meet expectations due to its lack of substance.
Despite a torrent of criticism, the couple’s series attracted more than 2 million people on its first launch day, making it the biggest single-day audience for any Netflix show since the streamer joined rating body Barb in October.
It should be noted that Netflix is relatively new to reality shows. Also, it flopped in the United States, their targeted audience, and viewership plummeted in the UK after the initial episodes. Statistics show that more than half the viewers tuned over the three episodes after the initial.
The popularity of the couple also sunk.
A YouGov survey of 1,677 British adults conducted across December 7 and 8 shows Harry was liked by 33 percent and disliked by 59, giving him a net approval rating of -26, down 13 points from November.
Harry’s wife was liked by 25 percent and disliked by 64 percent, almost two-thirds of British adults, giving her a net rating of -39, a drop of seven points since November.
Prince Harry and his wife have stated that they have evidence of racism within the royal family. Their friend Gayle King stated over a year ago that proof of royal racism would be revealed.
Not only has no evidence been provided, but recently, Gayle King walked back her remarks stating that the Royal Family is not racist.