Each time a strong Black woman thrives in a space that is felt to be the exclusive domain of whites, an obstacle course to block her path emerges.
I call it Twitter-Gate not because this story is as scandalous as the stories referenced earlier but to point out the scandalous evidence of abject laziness and lack of originality in the UK press.
Meanwhile, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, continues to be the scapegoat for the outright xenophobic and misogynistic behavior from the angry press who have gone rogue. The group drives a negative smear campaign with the intent to kill her spirit.
The British media show no sign of reducing the barrage of depreciating headlines about Duchess Meghan. This comes as no surprise given their financial dependence on her for online advertising revenue.
No other woman who has married into the British royal family has faced the avalanche of vitriolic, racist and sexist tabloid criticism that Duchess Meghan has endured.
British tabloids did not welcome Meghan Markle when her relationship with Prince Harry became public. They did not welcome Meghan Markle following the couple’s engagement announcement. The tabloids did not welcome Duchess Meghan after Kensington Palace announced that she was pregnant.
Either you complain or you explain but sitting on the fence and allowing this abuse to continue in the face of an audience who in many ways have been drawn to the Royal Family since Meghan Markle joined is simply no longer an option.
A picture is clearly worth a thousand words. Here are people taking pictures of the Duchess of Sussex as she leaves Wimbledon. No one is stopping them or asking them not to. In the continuous racist, sexist war against the Duchess of Sussex British journalists failed to verify the Sally Jones story. Instead they printed
“Taxpayer’s money doesn’t pay for the weddings. Last year’s wedding was paid for by the Queen. Yes, taxpayer’s money paid for security. Who do you think is paying security tomorrow for the Pride March? Taxpayer’s money.”
At the end of the day, it is undeniably obvious that the outrage from the media is more about being cut out of the ceremony than the public being deprived of photos of baby Archie as they want people to believe.