This Tatler article about Duchess Meghan’s time in Canada is completely bonkers

Armistice Day 2018

Last week, I started reading this Tatler piece about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s exit from Canada and I never finished it because the essay/article is legitimately bonkers. It was written by Shinan Govani, who I guess is sort of a Toronto society-writer, like Canada’s version of Truman Capote, only terrible (and kind of racist). Govani’s claim to fame in this piece is that Meghan came to a party at his house before she met Prince Harry. And the purpose of this story is multi-fold: the Sussexes, according to Govani, should have stayed in Canada so they could be properly hidden, except everyone in Canada hated them and didn’t want them there, and LA will probably hate them too because Meghan is a gauche American or something. The whole piece is full of these absolutely bizarre quotes from various unnamed society people and his own bitchy asides. Here’s are a few parts which caught my eye (I stopped reading after the last part):

Regarding Meghan’s reputation in Canada: Those who knew Meghan best are often the most agnostic. ‘She is like liquorice. You either love her or you don’t’ is how someone who once moved in the same circles as her memorably put it.

The time Meghan came to his dinner party: During the casual dinner at my home – at which she had made a surprise appearance to join her then boyfriend, Vitiello, direct from shooting scenes on Suits – I recall turning in my kitchen to find her near the fridge, and our conversation moving to the time she had spent living in Buenos Aires. Something that has stayed with me, especially post-Megxit, is that Meghan is no stranger to picking up and reinventing herself, be it in Argentina, Canada, the UK, or now, LA. Both a go-getter as well as a shape-shifter, she returns now with more social mojo than she could have ever imagined then.

This part about her race is baffling: When people ask me about Meghan in the context of her first go-around in Canada, I waffle a bit. On the one hand, she was just another actress, part of an ensemble cast on a fringe cable network, working at a time when there were well over 400 shows every year in the entertainment ecosystem. Toronto, in particular, is used to American projects shooting in town. And to be perfectly frank, we did not pay her much attention. She was just there. Charming, sure, if a little coquettish, with one eye on being an ‘influencer’. But, swear to God, many of those in her social circles (even someone of colour, like myself) did not realise then that she was biracial, as it never came up and she did not ‘read’ that way.

[From Tatler]

“But, swear to God, many of those in her social circles (even someone of colour, like myself) did not realise then that she was biracial, as it never came up and she did not ‘read’ that way.” Fam, I’m laughing. This is the most pathetic excuse of the racist: “how could I be racist if I didn’t even know she’s black?” He wants us to know that she didn’t “act black” or “act biracial” and that Meghan never introduced herself to people as “Hello, I’m Meghan and I’m biracial.” He tried it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to Dublin, Ireland - 11 Jul 2018

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  1. (TheOG) jan90067 says:

    Seems Petty Betty’s RRs have a bitchy cousin.

    • Silas says:

      There’s a new tactic in play: Use POC to attack Meghan.

      The biracial DM writer and the “Cole black dog” and now this guy insisting Meghan doesn’t read as biracial. How is she supposed to act so that this guy can suss that out?

      • HMC says:

        It’s the equivalent to “I have a black friend so I can’t be racist.”

      • BlueSky says:

        As a black woman it is not too much of a stretch to believe that there are black and brown people who have no problem carrying the water for white supremacy. Anti blackness is global and there are some who feel as if the best way to assimilate is to join the fray.

      • Golly Gee says:

        I think he made the comment about not knowing she was biracial as a way of legitimizing everything he said in the article, so people couldn’t accuse him of writing from a racist perspective.
        It reminds me of Stephen Colbert back when he one doing his satirical, right wing Colbert Report persona, claiming that he didn’t see color, and in the next instant being cringingly racist. I miss that show.

      • Chica71 says:

        Anyone who watched Suits know that she is biracial because MM pointed it out in first season and her parents in show were too. This is well known from pre-Harry days.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Yep. It’s one of the oldest (new) tricks in the book, and it’s exhausting.

      • Some chick says:

        And, “she’s like licorice.” ORLY?

        What’s the other characteristic of licorice?


        What a dog whistling, tap dancing, Uncle Tom fool. Is the money worth it?

      • NA says:

        Bahahaha. This writer is hilarious. And I love that he cloaks his dagger with his identity as a “ fellow person of colour”. As if we are all, interchangeably, all in this together. Here’s the thing though, we just aren’t. And the truth of it is that the racism from Indian/South Asian communities towards African/black communities is just as virulent as the racism can be from white communities. It always amuses me when people comment with expertise on issues faced by black communities because they too are ‘people of colour‘ or ‘biracial’. I’ve seen it here on CB as well by a few posters, even to the point of people correcting black women or insisting that their truth or experience of racism isn’t universal because ‘as a person of colour’ they have never experienced it as such.

    • Olenna says:

      This “cousin” is more than bitchy; he’s a self-hating fool.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Yep, this Govani guy is so transparent. Nothing he’s writing makes any sense. He’s just one of the jealous, thirsty people who were impressed by Meghan when they had brief contact with her before she made it big. Such people are hugely pissed they didn’t rate an invite to M&H’s royal wedding which was a hot ticket for celebrity types and rich V.I.P.s on both sides of the continent.

        Govani: “Meghan is no stranger to picking up and reinventing herself, be it in Argentina, Canada, the UK, or now, LA. Both a go-getter as well as a shape-shifter, she returns now with more social mojo than she could have ever imagined then.”

        Nope Govani. Meghan has turned out to have more staying power, star quality, worldwide appeal and next level success than YOU could ever have imagined then! What you failed to get about Meghan is that she’s not only a go-getter, she’s a true-blue, down-to-earth believer in hard work and limitless possibilities. You call her a ‘shape-shifter’ because you just ain’t on her level, and you never were. The people who ‘get’ Meghan and who became her lifelong friends are intelligent high-achievers themselves, with no time for petty jealousies and leech-like behavior.

        I don’t believe Meghan has ever been a person who suffers fools. That’s why you were never truly part of her inner circle. Meghan has always been about getting things done, taking care of herself and making a difference for others. Above all, she knows how to live life in the moment and accentuate the positive, which is something you as a hater will never understand. So stay pressed and bitter.

        The most laughable part of your insane expose is that no matter how hard you try to dismiss Meghan, you’ll never give up trying to make money off of her, so you may as well bow to the Queen that she truly is. She don’t need the use of HRH in order to be regal!

    • sunny says:

      @bluesky your point it painfully accurate

  2. Jessica says:

    He’s outing himself as not just a petty panderer (and race-baiter), but as Canada’s budget Capote. He sucks.

    • Mac says:

      It’s amazing how someone who kind, compassionate, and dedicated to making the world a better place makes all the racists show their a$$es.

      • Petal says:

        I think it’s simply jealousy. And that really arises out of insecurity. Sad.

      • Lady D says:

        I agree. It’s like the hatred Angelina gets for doing good across the planet. People and their filthy jealousies.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Oh exactly @Mac. You got that right. It’s pure jealousy and bitterness by people like Piers and like Govani who were never on Meghan’s level of kindness, human compassion, and positivity.

        All the haters and naysayers mistake Meghan’s admitted ambition and healthy ego with their own petty deceit and shitty going nowhere, thirsty inadequacies.

    • Nancito says:

      I checked Wikipedia for Govani and in the last line of the article it states – Poet Mark Abley has described Govani’s writing as “the language of hype, dead at the heart”. Looove this description.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Wow, sounds apt @Nancito! And I bet Meghan saw through this guy, Govani. Apparently, he never got over recognizing in her eyes his own worthlessness. LOL!

    • Rosalee says:

      Never heard of him…Lainey is the only worthy source of gossip in the great white north.

  3. Jessica says:

    I tend to believe this though…*shrug*

    • Laalaa says:

      I do, too.
      The more time passes, the more it seems..
      I don’t know. I was all in with Meghan. Now something seems off.

      • Rose says:

        @lalaa Sure Jan

      • Aria says:

        Another day another lazy cambridge troll.

      • Sid says:

        Pray tell, what is it about these snippets that snippets that confirm your feeling something is “off?” As I read it, all I see is a bitchy author who is reaching hard to find something to be shady about.

        You either love her or hate her? You can say that about a billion different people. She’s a “shape shifter?” I didn’t realize that attempting to fit into the culture you are living in was a bad thing. A professional actor in the 21st century was trying to build her influencer rep? Call the police! And don’t get me started on the nonsensical comment about her not “reading” as biracial.

      • Silas says:

        @Laalaa. It’s like there’s a template.

        No one supported Meghan more than me but now …

        What exactly in this article changed your mind?

    • bonobochick says:

      It is always interesting when racists reveal themselves. *shrug*

      • hunter says:

        I used to watch Suits and enjoyed her character. It never occurred to me she was bi-racial and honestly I never thought about it.

        I genuinely do not understand – how does this make me a racist?

      • morrigan01 says:

        If you used to watch Suits then you would have KNOWN she was biracial because her character on the show was ALSO biracial. By like the second season, it was made explicitly clear because they cast a black man and a white woman as her parent.

        So get off this you watched Suits and didn’t know BS. If you watched Suits, then you knew. Period.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why of course you do, Jessica. You too, Laalaa.

      Didn’t “act black” and I would know because I’m a person of color. Many in my social circle. Fringe little known cable show. We did not pay her much attention.

      Who is this snob again?

    • Whatsinaname says:

      Sure. I mean she’s spoken about being biracial before. And God knows that when she traveled to another country she was just putting on “personas.” Ya’ll are not even clever with your racism.

    • Original Jenns says:

      So, you agree, she doesn’t act black or biracial? How do people like that act? What would you suggest for Meghan do to announce her race so that people know whether or not they should socialize with her?

    • Jessica says:

      My name is Jessica and I also comment here semi-regularly but the above comments aren’t mine. The article is a typical hack’s take. Wannabe-literary tittle tattle. The race part is especially messy.

    • Nyro says:

      I see the haters are really gonna creep into celebitchy something serious now that H&M have closed the comments on their Instagram. Don’t you bums ever get enough. You have Al Gore’s entire internet to be help us if and racist toward this woman. And now you just have to come to the one safe and same haven with your bile. How pathetic. All I know is you people are going to need serious help because you won’t be able to get your fix because the days of successfully hating on them are well and truly over.

      • Lady D says:

        Where oh where are all these hateful, slightly sickening people going to get their multiple daily fixes of hatred? All that ugly anger, racism, jealousy and hatred is going to have to be released somewhere. These losers have spent hours every day for the past three years spewing their pus and racism laced derangement across the net and reading thousands of like-minded comments. I’m telling you, this energy has to be released somewhere and it’s most likely going to start at home in a really bad way i.e. drug, alcohol or physical abuse? Seriously, what are they going to do to fill the void the disappearance of the D&D of Sussex have created? That kind of hatred doesn’t just get shut off like a switch thrown. I wonder, I really do where all this rage is going to be directed. Ideas anyone?

      • Some chick says:

        There’s always the Daily Fail.

    • Silas says:

      Which part?

      Living in different countries makes you a shapeshifter and a chameleon?

      Or that this guy had no idea Meghan was mixed?

      • Amelie says:

        I lived in Spain for two years and I think you can only understand this if you speak more than one language and have lived in another country for a lengthy period of time. But I definitely felt like I had a different persona when living in Spain and speaking Spanish. It’s not something I did on purpose at all and was out of my control. I just feel 100% myself when I’m in the United States speaking English. It’s where I was born and raised. When I visit France and speak French to my relatives there, I feel like often they’re only getting half of my personality. They don’t see me day to day or witness me extensively speaking English, they don’t quite understand 100% what I’m truly like.

        So Meghan probably felt the same living in Argentina and the UK (Canada not so much, the difference between the US and Canada is not so vast). I know anyone who speaks more than one language or who has lived in a foreign country for a long time will understand what I’m talking about.

      • A says:

        Didn’t she intern in Argentina for like three months? I’m sure it was an interesting experience for her, but I don’t know why it’s portrayed as her having had some huge life abroad.

      • Bea says:

        @Amelie: Just popping in to say that you’d be surprised at the cultural differences between Canada and the US. I’m Canadian, and I used to live in the States, and I definitely have a different way of being in each country. (I’m much more assertive in the US, haha)

    • girl_ninja says:

      What troll? That she didn’t act black? Show me how that’s done then why don’t you?

    • girl_ninja says:

      Lol. Bye 👋🏾 Don’t come back.

    • katharine says:

      Moi aussi.

  4. aienei says:

    OMG, I love this piece. It’s so spot on when it comes to describing Canadian culture. Canadians are not nice, but just passive-aggressiveness in drag. Totally spot on.

    • Tattler is coming after Meghan hard. They published another extreme takedown article about her in just the last few days that showed up on my Apple News feed. It was written by the Angela Levin, the woman who loves to self-reference as Harry’s official biographer and who absolutely hates Meghan. I tried reading it but I had to stop it was so biased and unprofessional. And then I remembered, one of Kate’s best buddies is the editor of Tatler. So, I see nasty, vindictive, jealous Kate’s hand in this recent spate of vitriolic, anti-Meghan Tatler articles. Kate’s level of hate towards Meghan is beginning to seem just a tad scary. I mean she just can’t let it go can she. Kate must be living one miserable life.

      • Florence says:

        Kate is sooooo obsessive with everything. Wanting to win. It’s weird and immature.

    • DM2 says:

      Wow. Generalizing a whole country! Brilliant.

    • Erinn says:

      Sure, Jan. Allllll of Canada is evil because some douchebag had to write a shitty article about Meghan. There’s a reason they chose Canada over the US in the first place.

      • Original Jenns says:

        Maybe she’s Canadian? I’m from Minnesota, and this is exactly how I would describe our brand of passive aggressiveness. Minnesota nice can be the exact opposite 🙂

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Original Jenns, please try to speak for yourself. You might be from Minnesota but you have no right to speak for every Minnesotan out there. You are passive aggressive as you so proudly proclaim, but your being a mean person doesn’t necessarily mean every Minnesotan is a mean, don’t drug an entire state of folks down the gutter with you.

      • Gogo Girl says:

        Now you know how British people felt when people on CB called the entire United Kingdom racist because MM got bullied in some bottom feeder tabloids that are mostly read & commented on by Americans!

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Gogo girl, last I checked, 2 wrongs don’t make a right. Secondly, there ARE British people, other than the tabloids, that DID actually subject Meghan and Archie to racism. If you interested, you can google and its all over the internet but also, in a lot of CB threads about the Sussexes. True there is/was a huge number of Americans that have subjected the Sussexes to racism and all the rest, but there is also a large number of British people that are on record stating pretty much that Harry and Meghan deserved the racism. Thirdly, CBers that called the entire UK racists would get such pushback not only from British posters themselves but from all of us from Canada, US, Australia and elsewhere I haven’t mentioned.

    • Redgrl says:

      @aienei – generalize much, troll?

    • Rosalee says:

      Piss off…as a Canadian is that passive aggressive enough for you. I am also a First Nations woman so you know where you can take your stereotypes

  5. Smices says:

    Red licorice or black licorice?

  6. heygingersnaps says:

    Tatler (not just in Canada but in other countries as well) has always had a very racist and bias take against Meghan. A lot of these so called ‘posh’ whether old or new money thinks that Meghan is beneath them.

    • Nina says:

      And yet they need her for money

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Tatler, (with the exception of the gorgeous photographs of my favorite type of things; things I do not need or want and cannot afford), is a low journalistic quality publication.

      For a magazine that is supposedly covering society, the reporters are just plain stupid as they are constantly getting titles wrong, placing the wrong Toff in the wrong set and attributing the wrong country estate or London townhouse to the wrong Toff. Do not take anything you read in Tatler seriously just enjoy the beautiful pictures.

      • Harla says:

        @BayTampaBay, good to know! Now I can just enjoy the pretty pictures and not bother to read the articles 😊

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Harla – That is exactly what I do! I enjoy some of the best photography in the world.

    • Taller editor is also one of Kate’s best friends. I believe he was at school with her at St. Andrew’s.

      • Silas says:

        The Yorks just leaked to Tatler about B & E doing secret dropoffs of supplies at hospitals and Fergie driving them there.

  7. Nina says:

    This is so DISGUSTING! What do they think? That we don’t understand their game? The more they fight to deny the more they make it clear that they actually are racist

    • Tiffany says:

      And jealous. Capote reject is just upset that he is not part of her social circle. He must have thought that that party was the best thing ever and his invites would be permanent.

      She knew then and she knows now.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Yep, @Tiffany, as I responded earlier in this thread, Meghan saw through Govani way back then. And he never got over it. He’s really pissed he didn’t rate an invite to M&H’s royal wedding!

        So many old acquaintances turned Meghan-haters are still bitter about no wedding invite, including the trash Markles who always tried and failed to look down on Doria and her ‘tar-brushed’ daughter.

        Tiffany said:
        “Meghan knew then and she knows now.”

        Exactly right! Meghan has never suffered fools!

  8. HK9 says:

    This is completely ridiculous and I’ll take it with a boulder of salt.

  9. fluffybunny says:

    I didn’t know Meghan was half black until I saw pictures of her mother. I thought she was just tan like me. We have similar coloring and I’m white. Not that her being black matters to me.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I thought Meghan was of Italian Mediterranean heritage when I first saw a picture of her.

      • OriginalLala says:

        fair – I’m of Italian and North African descent and Meghan and I have the same colour, and much like her – people have made some awful comments about my perceived ethnicity throughout my life.

      • Natal says:

        Damn, it’s telling how much some of you have never been around black people….

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @OriginalLala and @Natal – I am sorry if I offended anyone of the CB commentariat. I was only telling the truth of what I first thought when I first saw Meghan’s picture on the cover of Vanity Fair pre-engagement.

        To all I have offended, please accept my humble apology.

      • iamcait says:

        BTB –
        I don’t think anyone would be offended by your comment. I for one did not know she was mixed race either – I did not watch her show, Suits. She was often pictured side by side with Jessica Mulroney and maybe it was the similar styling, but they looked very similar and Jessica is not mixed race. When I’ve seen pictures of Meghan as a child & teenager that have been published, it is obvious she is mixed race.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @BayTampaBay said:
        “I thought Meghan was of Italian Mediterranean heritage when I first saw a picture of her.”

        Yep, reportedly a number of people at Meghan’s school thought she was Italian or Hispanic, just because. Unless and until they met her mother. Her Dad volunteered to help out at her high school with stage production lighting design, but few people knew he was Meghan’s father.

        These kinds of confusions happen all the time because of our mixed-up prejudiced global culture dating back to the 1700s. Before that time, discrimination was based more on tribal and religious differences, as well as class and educational differences. Dark skin colors did not denote any kind of inferiority because dark-skinned people (the Moors) ruled half of Europe for centuries.

        When I first saw Meghan on an episode of E-news when it was reported that she was dating Prince Harry, I didn’t immediately register what her background was. I suspected possibly Italian, Hispanic or South American due to her olive-toned complexion. However, when I got a good look at her very dark eyes, I suspected Meghan has a mixed melanin-based heritage. I googled her name, and sure enough I discovered her mother is African-American. BTW, so is Troian Bellisario’s mother, who has fair skin and broad features, and is Louisiana Creole, i.e., French, African-American, and Native American.

    • Original Jenns says:

      I think people’s perception of her race indicates the circles they usually move in. It was obvious to me she was multiracial and that mix included black. Nothing against you or BayTampaBay at all, I think just knowing people who are black or multiracial in similar ways made that obvious to me in ways that for people who don’t know people in those categories wouldn’t.

      • Lisa says:

        It’s not just the circles one moves in. I’m biracial too, and honestly the first picture I saw of her, I thought it was Pippa! In later photos I could tell, but she does flatten her hair so much, I would love to see it natural.

      • Silas says:

        I saw it too. I first noticed Meghan a few months before she was connected to Harry because I was looking for office wear inspo. I later watched a few episodes of Suits and was surprised by the episode where people didn’t know she was partly biracial.

      • sunny says:

        This! I watched Suits from its first season and I immediately noted that she was biracial and in particular black but I am a black woman with several biracial people in my family. So I really do think it depends on what circles you move in for sure.

      • incognito08 says:

        @Original Jenns – I totally agree with you. When I first saw her (pre-Harry), I immediately thought that Meghan was bi-racial (mixed with a black parent and another race) or a lighter-complected black woman. I am an African-American woman and come from a family with skin shades varying from the extremely fair-skinned to rich, dark ebony tones. A chocolate rainbow, if you will! What stuck out to me was her hair texture – particularly, the texture around her hair line. It really does depend on the circles that you move in to impact how others might appear to you.

      • Thirtynine says:

        Actually, I didn’t know she was biracial either until I looked her up when the engagement was announced. I had only seen one picture of her up until then of Harry’s girlfriend, and my only thought was how much she looked like Kate (in that particular picture). I don’t have tv, and knew nothing about Suits. I had to look that up too. So BTB, you aren’t the only one. Remember, Celebitchy is a global forum, and where I live biracial and blackness looks very differently to how it does in the US. So when Natal says s/he can see some of us have never been around black people, well, thats very true, I’m not American nor European and have actually never met a black American. But that doesn’t mean I know nothing of being biracial, or racism.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Yep, it’s interesting @Original Jenns. It’s all based on cultural perceptions and learned prejudices surrounding skin color and physical features, which actually have not much bearing on our DNA similarities as humans.

        For example, if Meghan wore her natural curly hair, people might more readily tag her as mixed with African American, especially coupled with her very dark eyes. But mostly we look at her fair, olive-toned skin as a marker. It really doesn’t tell us much though, because in fact, all humans have mixed ethnic backgrounds.

        So, as Meghan learned growing up, she’s in the category of ‘ethnically ambiguous.’

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      I do remember Googling her during Suits when we saw her TV father. I wasn’t aware that she was biracial before that. I just thought she was gorgeous (and I had hair/figure envy! lol)

      • And I remember reading an article where Meghan said she asked and it was agreed by producers of Suits, to make the character of her father black. Meghan said she talked to the producers about how her own life could be strange as many did not know she was biracial and would make off the wall jokes or racist statements in her presence until she would tell them she was biracial. She said that she and the producers agreed that rolling out the character of her tv father as a black man would be a TEACHABLE MOMENT as Maya Angelou would say.

    • Sam Louise says:

      Thank you. Finally I can admit that I didn’t know Meghan was bi-racial. I too thought perhaps Spanish or Italian heritage. Maybe fake tan too!

      • Hmp says:

        Wait really??? This is fascinating to me. Lookswise, I always immediately read her as biracial/African American and didnt imagine that that wasn’t the norm.

      • hunter says:

        Yes I am of northern-European (white) heritage and I also never realized (or considered) Megan was mixed race.

        Perhaps if someone had asked me, yes, but I would not have guessed black. I really never thought about it. I don’t think this equates to racism, if anything it is the opposite.

    • EMF999 says:

      I’m biracial – Irish and Sri Lankan so I have tan skin, curly hair and freckles also. Not that it means anything but I had no clue Meghan was biracial until I saw photos of her mom. But then, I guess I am not a good judge of these things as it was only a couple of years ago (when I moved to Alabama) that I realized the boy I used to play with as a kid in Ireland is black.

    • Nyro says:

      This is funny to me because I’m black and literally don’t know a black person who couldn’t tell she was half black. White people saying they thought she was white is so interesting to me. Says a lot about how differently we all see “color”. That said, this petty dude is clearly trying to imply that she was hiding her blackness in order to “ingratiate” herself with the Canadian upper classes and power players and that now she’s somehow a phony because he only became aware of her mother’s race when Meghan got with Harry. Apparently, she’s supposed to announce her racial makeup to every person she meets or else she’s being deceptive and trying to carbine over on people. What a snake!. Meghan has never denied or lied about being biracial. She’s never his either of her parents. She’s talked about race in general and has even talked about the light skinned privilege she has experienced. What do people want from this woman? This is what biracial people mean when they talk about this feeling of “distrust” people place in them. And it comes from all sides. Because there are also black people who swear Meghan is ashamed of who she is.

      • Cyr says:

        I’m surprised by these comments – my group is pretty diverse, and no one guessed by her appearance that she was half black (including those who are black and bi-racial).

      • Mia says:

        Years ago when my friend had her first child , she asked if I could tell her daughter was biracial. My friend is white and her husband is black. I knew even though the child was lighter. In the 50’s Ebony or Jet Magazine had an article about blacks passing for whites, yet other blacks could tell right away and kept their secret. Having family members from various cultures, I just knew, especially after seeing the photos of her as a child with curlier hair.

    • Lorelei says:

      I watched Suits from the first episode and had no idea she was biracial until her father’’s character was introduced.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Correction: Take the opportunity to learn what Meghan’s existence has presented to us.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @fluffybunny said:
      “I didn’t know Meghan was half black until I saw pictures of her mother. I thought she was just tan like me. We have similar coloring and I’m white. Not that her being black matters to me.”

      LOL 😆
      Sorry to have to tell you, but saying “her being black doesn’t matter” means the opposite, or you wouldn’t need to say that.

      Meghan isn’t really different from any number of people with a mixed heritage. However, her prominence and her biography offer numerous ‘teachable moments’ that simply go unheeded. That’s because our global culture is messed up by over 300 years of prejudice based on the faux manmade construct of so-called ‘race-based’ skin color differences. In fact, there’s only one human race. Four blood types. DNA technology and biology know there’s not much that separates humans biologically. It’s hard to grasp I know because we’ve all been conditioned to accept falsehoods and to try and describe things using limited, inadequate, divisive terminology.

      People simply need to open their hearts and their minds to deeper truths that have been hidden for far too long. Above all, accept each other as MLK said based on the ‘content of our characters’ rather than on nothing-based skin color differences. People in the same families come in different shades, shapes and sizes.

  10. Leah says:

    I live in Canada and am pretty tuned into gossip and had to search his name. As soon as I saw the 15 year stint at the National Post I realized why I don’t know him, I avoid that paper with every fiber of my being. (It’s the right wing paper in Canada founded by Conrad Black)

    • lizzieb says:

      @Leah. Makes sense. His “journalism” fits right in with the National Post. I had never heard of him either.

    • LaraK says:

      Yep, me too! Never heard of him. The association with that rag totally explains it.

      It’s like not knowing a columnist for USA Today.

    • sunny says:

      Seems on brand, a capital R racist.

    • Redgrl says:

      @leah – ah, that makes sense. I live in Canada too but I had never heard of him. But then I don’t read the right wing dog-whistling National Post so…😉
      @btb – not sure what the US equivalent would be – but it’s basically a right wing rag dressed up as a broadsheet to get some “respectability” with those too who view themselves as too “educated” or “upper class” to read a tabloid like the Toronto (or Ottawa) Sun. I believe they have the same owners.

  11. OriginalLala says:

    wow, that is bonkers! the licorice comment is..odd? I have friends in the entertainment industry in TO and they met Meghan several times through work and said she was always very professional and friendly for what it’s worth…

    • sunny says:

      I cosign this! I don’t know her personally but know a few people who do(pre Harry) and she has always been described as being kind and thoughtful for what is worth.

      • Amelie says:

        I’ve met people who knew her in Toronto. The consensus seems to be that she was “always on”.

      • L4frimaire says:

        @Amelie,So what? I kind of don’t get this whole all women have to be likable all the time. More of the she was asking for it, knew what she signed up for because…women, have to be everything to everyone,every time,🙄

      • Nyro says:

        Amelie, was she “always on” or did your friends feel intimidated by her. Because I’m guessing it’s the latter. Men who have the kind of energy and presence Meghan has are never accused of being “on”. They’re just called “alphas”.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        @Nyro: This. Plus, not seeming always on as a woman can sometimes be misread as cold/bitchy/snobby/emotionally distant too.

      • Amelie says:

        I think the idea was that it seemed like she was putting on a persona – like it didn’t seem that she was being genuine.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Amelie said:
        “She was always on… I think the idea was that it seemed like she was putting on a persona – like it didn’t seem that she was being genuine.”

        I’ve always felt that Meghan as an actor consciously or unconsciously picked up certain mannerisms, but some of her tics may just be part of the way she carries herself and innate to her personality. If that’s all there is to nitpick about her though, I mean that’s pretty petty.

        I can see how she is often perceived as not being genuine and ‘putting on a persona,’ but I sense that’s partly due to her being an actor, and also partly due to growing up in a predjudiced culture in which you are neither part of one group or the other. Meghan said her father told her to ‘draw her own box,’ and so perhaps that is part of what is coming across. Her personal interior understanding that she has to create who she is and present herself in that manner at all times so that she can believe in the image she is projecting. Plus, as discussed earlier, Meghan has learned to adapt in different environments and to reinvent herself.

        The other part of this is that Meghan is a very strong-minded Leo, so she has an agressive, take charge personality combined with a sweetness I think she gets from her mother. People seem to be automatically jealous of her gorgeous looks, her intelligence, her ambition and her aggressive take-charge attitude. And in our culture femininity combined with confidence and aggression is often looked down on and criticized.

        I also think that Meghan was never fully accepted by the Markles, which wasn’t a problem for her because she gained a strong sense of self through the nurturing she received from her mother and her maternal grandmother. Her father nurtured her when she was young and he probably helped her develop the confidence she exudes. But part of her confidence and aggression is simply that she’s a strong Leo.

        I suppose it’s that she hit the jackpot with beauty, brains, confidence, sexy femininity, class, grace, and a solid upbringing. However, it doesn’t make her life perfect. She was the one who learned to appreciate her gifts and to make something out of her blessings, and to not sweat the hardships. I also think she projects an upbeat positivity that she probably learned from her mother. So all of this combined would certainly make her seem on all the time. She has energy, mystery and excitement. She enjoys life.

        Miserable people can’t handle her power and her mystique.

    • L4frimaire says:

      How dare she marry the most eligible prince and go to, gasp, America, Hollywood! Get the smelling salts! Some if this whole Meghan angle is all about the scheming “exotic“ woman who preys upon innocent white men trope. We know the actual history behind that myth. It’s like a living Kara Walker tableau. Sort of like that disgusting Cut article a few years back that called Priyanka Chopra a global scam artist for daring to marry a Jonas brother. They’ve bewitched these poor men, will they ever come to their senses. Ana DeArmas better watch her back, because they’re coming for her too.

  12. BearcatLawyer says:

    As a triracial person, I wonder exactly what I am supposed to do to make sure I “read” as only being part white. Do people of a single race or ethnicity make sure they read appropriately too or is it just something we mixed types must do to keep the white majority comfortable? And why is one’s race anyone’s business anyway???

    • schmootc says:

      Someone’s race isn’t anybody’s business! The press just seems to think because she married Harry, it makes her fair game and everything she does should be public information. I don’t blame the two for them for making a run for it. I seem to recall David Bowie talking about being bothered less in New York than the UK, so let’s hope they experience something similar.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Exactly @schmootc and @BearcatLawyer! You are just part of the human race. We all are. These ‘racial’ distinctions are simply intended to divide us and to have one group dominate others.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Her character on Suits had interracial parents (although I want to believe she asked them to cast a black man as her father instead of her having a black mother and them getting Wendell Pierce was just a huge bonus).

    This douche is basically saying that she should have introduced herself as biracial because anyone who is even remotely black people cannot handle themselves or adapt in various settings.


    • songbirds_thrive says:

      “Hi, I’m Meghan, my Mom’s African-American, Native American & European, and my father’s English, Irish, Dutch & German. What does that make me? Go Figure!”

      Duh! No one introduces themself by reciting their parents’ backgrounds!

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Bottom line: ‘black’ and ‘white’ are simply different hues, which tell us nothing about anyone’s ethnicity.

  14. Aria says:

    I always though Meghan is black beacuse I live in asia and I dont know the differences between the black and biracial . But I was surprised to learn that she is half white though.

    • hunter says:

      Wow that’s nuts. White person here and it never occurred to me she was half black! Maybe Mediterranean or Hispanic or something if I’d ever thought about it.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Again, sorry to have to point this out, but ‘white’ and ‘black’ are just hues, and moreover emotional and social constructs that do not mean what we have been taught to think these terms mean.

        See my previous posts above to gain an understanding of Meghan’s actual ethnic background.

  15. milliebillie says:

    Is he calling her white washed? Yikes

  16. mazzie says:

    Shinan is a nice guy in person but he is a terrible, terrible, terrible writer. I do not know how he’s managed to get jobs for so long. He does have long term relationships with a lot of editors.

    • Tiffany says:

      No nice person put these words to print and then published.

      There is one thing to be opinionated but this is not it. He is horrid and idiotic to boot.

    • Silas says:

      People can be nice enough to get what they want. What matters is how they behave when they can get away with not being nice.

      This guy is boosting his career by being a POC attacking Meghan. Has he ever gotten an article in Tatler before?

    • girl_ninja says:

      How is he a nice person when he’s clearly a racist?

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      Character is what you do when nobody is looking……if this guy is nice in real life, he would never, not ever have printed this racist trope. So, he fools people for a living. That’s really ‘nice’ (not!!)

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @mazzie said:
      “Shinan [Govani] is a nice guy in person but he is a terrible, terrible, terrible writer. I do not know how he’s managed to get jobs for so long. He does have long term relationships with a lot of editors.”

      Ah, so it’s who you know and making connections, i.e., networking, which is what Meghan is brilliant at. The difference between Meghan and Govani though, is Meghan actually has superb talent, human kindness and a positive attitude.

  17. Abby says:

    I am not the biggest Meg fan but a lot of the ‘digs’ he tried to take with her didn’t really land with me. As an American, I admire someone who approached their career with hustle and entrepreneurialism, though it seems those things are looked down upon in UK/Canadian culture. Yes, we have old money and plenty of unearned privilege here, but at least the term ‘ambition’ isn’t an insult.

    The biracial part made me very uncomfortable. I know he is a POC, but given Tatler’s target demo, I don’t like him giving white people permission to determine who is “black enough.” Nope. No thank you. That’s literally the last thing we need.

    Why did her race even need to be mentioned in the first place? What was he getting at? That she shouldn’t be allowed to mention it now because she didn’t before? Would love to see him attempt to explain what it means to “read biracial” without sounding like a total moron.

    • Why did he need to mention his race. He’s such a racist himself he thinks stating that he is black gives him permission to go there.

      • FicklePickle says:

        He didn’t say he was black, he called himself a POC. He’s of Indian descent (but apparently born in Uganda, which makes it slightly confusing).

  18. Kebbie says:

    I don’t want to read the article or give them the clicks, but did it actually say they won’t like her in LA? I think it’s the exact opposite. Celebrities will welcome them with open arms. Celebrities are the ones who have been defending them in the press.

    • Onemoretime says:

      Sounds like he is “salty” they are leaving Canada. He upset he won’t have access to them because they are leaving for LA. Did he say she’s an American in LA and they won’t like her? Is she not an American? Most of the positive things said about them were from Americans.
      Get a grip sir!

      • Maybe this is his petty snark for turning down a follow up invite after she was married to Harry. I could see that happening as he sounds like a real society snob with bragging right issues.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I should watch The Scarlet Pimpernel again while in isolation. The way these snobs carry on gives me a richer understanding how Sir Percy got away with it.

  20. S808 says:

    How the hell does someone read biracial? Does he mean her physical traits? Everyone associated with this magazine sounds insane.

    • Deanne says:

      Maybe he thinks that she should have introduced herself “Hi, I’m Meghan and I’m biracial”, so that everyone would know and not have to waste time trying to “read” her racial makeup. That article is terrible on so many levels, I don’t even know where to start. Exactly how does he think people who are biracial act differently than anyone else? How this kind of crap get published is beyond me.

  21. maggi says:

    I live on a little island off the coast of Vancouver Island and I, for one, as a Canadian taxpayer, was delighted with the Sussex’s decision to decompress in this place. The value they brought to our (now defunct) tourism industry would have more than offset some security costs.
    I also recognized that mansion-surfing was not a long-term plan but I was kind of sad to hear that they had left. I loved the idea of Archie spending time turning over rocks on some remote coastal beach.

  22. Becks1 says:

    Wow, that article IS bonkers.

    “she didn’t read biracial” – what on earth does that mean??

  23. GG says:

    This article sucks. I’m much more interested in the Tatler piece about how Sarah Lathem is going to work for QE2. I’m sure she had H&M’s blessing but do y’all think the queen will be better served by people who aren’t obtuse or Sarah will quit within 90 days?

  24. L4frimaire says:

    I don’t know what the angle here in this article is, but this stupid article brings up something that has shown up in American literature/arts and subconscious time and time again regarding biracial or light- skinned people. There is this impression that they are there to deceive, use their light- skin to access proper American society. Check out films like “ Showboat”, “Imitation of Life” ,books like “ Passing” by Nella Larsen, Miss Swartz in Vanity Fair, some of the writings of Jean Rhys, heck even Thomas Jefferson’s kids with Sally Hemings. All this talk about reinvention, protocol, knowing one’s place, we’ve seen this for a long time and in different contexts. Let’s just say some of us see exactly what’s happening, have seen it, and not falling for this. They really can’t let this couple just live their life, inside or outside the Royal family, and we know why.

    • Amy Too says:

      The whole shape shifting and chameleon thing too that’s constantly attributed to her. She’s constantly being called inauthentic. She’s not black enough to let people know she’s black. But she’s not white enough to make white people 100% comfortable and accept her fully either. It’s a theme I hear often in human interest stories and on NPR: that biracial people feel very isolated sometimes, like they don’t really belong in any group, even within their own family, sometimes, because half the family is black and half the family is white and they’re neither/both, and that people are wary of them because they don’t know if they should treat them as white or black.

    • Agree L4frimiere —- it’s the same as Joel Grey singing in Cabaret movie, that “…she didn’t LOOK Jewish at all.” Racism is racism, but racists often try to shade it to try and sound reasoned and intelligent and right in their racism. It always amazes me how desperate many of them are for you to validate their racism by trying to convince you to agree with them. We are all 100% human……ok, except for maybe Piers Morgan and the Trumpster et al!

      • L4frimaire says:

        Cabaret is my absolute favorite musical! Loved the film and saw Broadway revival a few years ago. Fascinated with that time period.

  25. Lisa says:

    Bonkers does not even begin with the insanity.

  26. M Narang says:

    Meghan has never hid the fact that she is bi-racial. In fact, her character on Suits was bi-racial as well. She’s written articles about it and spoken about it in interviews. He once tweeted that Meghan would go out of her way to meet people in Toronto and “use them” to get ahead. I called that out as “networking“ and men do it all the time without criticism. Meghan is self made in a cut-throat, low success industry. Suits was one of the highest rated cable shows and she was one of 6 main characters. Meghan has never been afraid of hard work & has always believed in philanthropy. She’s great at social media. She & Harry are going to be fine.

    • Christina says:

      Good point about how men “network” and women “use” others to get ahead. And she gets extra crap for daring to do it while being half black and actually being successful at it.

      Why are people so insecure? Why do people pay to read about other people being trashed for doing good things? Tear up people who ruin things, like Trump, or people who put themselves out there doing dumb things. Everybody has an opinion, but Meg and Harry are about philanthropy and good works, and she was before she married him.

    • Nyro says:

      M Narang, thank you! She was a savvy career woman networking. Wtf is the problem with that? “Oh, she really threw herself into the Toronto scene…” Um, is this supposed to be a bad thing?! I’ve never seen so many positive qualities and attributes be turned into negatives. Anything to tear her down.

  27. Emily says:

    So Meghan was at his house party one time and told him that she took a trip to another country (as many of us have) and now he’s an expert on her? If only we could all be paid to write fanfiction about our acquaintances.

    • Silas says:

      She had an internship in Argentina and now she’s a shapeshifter.

      • Nyro says:

        First, her moving to a new city was called “ghosting”, now it’s “shapeshifting”. LOL! She’s lived in a grand total of like five places in her 38 years and therefore she’s a phony shapeshifter. Man, I wonder what this guy thinks of military brats.

      • Emily says:

        @ Silas, the Meghan hate is really starting to sound like science fiction. Shapeshifting 😂

      • Olenna says:

        Not surprised by the rhetoric. From RRs to haters, she’s been declared a witch, siren, voodoo queen, and lord knows what else in order to justify their hate and deny Harry’s love for her. Shite like this is why Sussex Derangement Syndrome doesn’t sound preposterous; some people have lost their damn minds (and souls) trying to spread the most hateful, primitive, and insane stuff they can about her across the BM and SM.

      • HMC says:

        Is that what happens during internships? I was never an intern….I missed my chance!

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @Emily said:
      “If only we could all be paid to write fanfiction about our acquaintances.”

      You not kidding! LOL! 😆 I could make a ton, if I knew how to network, I guess. 😉

  28. Jules says:

    So much wrong with this trashy article. And we are all so over it, this rehashing of the same old thing, just trying to stir up more drama. Let them move on and let’s focus on fun gossip and the fact that the world is falling apart.

  29. MaryContrary says:

    Bonkers? This guy is a straight up a-hole. All of these articles (“they’re acting like spoiled teenagers!”, her father saying “they should go back to the UK to support the Queen”) are straight up disgusting. If they ever had ANY doubt they were doing the right thing by trying to distance themselves, this just underscores what a great decision they made.

  30. ABritGuest says:

    It’s from Tatler who is obsessed with Meghan& have done many hit pieces on her incl one that said people couldn’t wait to see Meghan curtsy to Kate as Queen. That’s when I knew white supremacy was at heart of some of the Kate/Meghan press face offs.

    That writer seems type that is bitter like Piers, probably hoped for a come up on back of her higher profile because he met her socially in Canada. Knew it when saw him agreeing with a disgusting Piers Morgan tweet about being a social climber where he was kind of bragging about knowing her before- these people don’t realise how much they tell on themselves.

    And yeah a few of these media outlets are using black/brown people to slam Meghan to rebut racism accusations. But him saying she didn’t ‘read that way’ (as bi-racial) already reveals his racism & as BlueSky said many black& brown people carry water for white supremacy because anti blackness is global so saying you can’t be racist because you are from X or married to X person etc doesn’t mean much.

    • Jaded says:

      I agree. He’s “Piers Morgan lite” and I honestly think he’s got a chip on his shoulder the size of a boulder about his own race/colour. He was born in Uganda and came to Canada as a refugee. Uganda chased many people of East Indian background out of the country. I worked with a woman for some years whose family literally had to flee in the middle of the night and lost everything. She too had a huge chip on her shoulder and was extremely arrogant, talked constantly of her privileged life, her family’s wealth, their mansion, their servants, etc. etc. It’s like she was clinging desperately to her lavish past and unable to integrate very well into her new country and life. I also wonder if he made a pass at Meghan and was rebuffed, that would bring out the very worst in a petty, condescending little prick like him.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Some black men can’t bear to see a black woman marry outside her race. It incites them.

      • Jaded says:

        RoyalBlue – sad but true.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Thanks for the enlightenment @Jaded about Govani’s family background and former country of origin. Those details reveal a lot.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @ABritGuest said:
      “It’s from Tatler who is obsessed with Meghan& have done many hit pieces on her incl one that said people couldn’t wait to see Meghan curtsy to Kate as Queen…”

      Wow. That will never happen I’m betting. Either the monarchy will have ended by the time W&K are holding out for, or else by that time, M&H will not be making regular trips back to the U.K. because they don’t have to!

      In any case, Meghan knows how to handle herself with grace and dignity under any circumstance, which btw can not be said of Future Future Keen Queen, Kate-Unable, who has shown herself to be not only a Wisteria sister, but also a mean girl.

  31. Chrissyms says:

    She isn’t reinventing herself in L.A she is from there and her mom lives there. Makes sense for her to want to go back home and be near her mom now that she has a baby. Sounds pretty normal to me.

  32. Kyra WEGMAN says:

    She’s an actress, being able to reinvent yourself is part of the job description. I don’t see that as a bash on her character, either. This article is ridiculous. The racial stuff just shows them that if they were looking to outrun a brit-style kind of cruel media, a commonwealth country isn’t the place to do it. I’m not sure the US is any better but at least in LA she’s able to work.

  33. MLouise says:

    I live in Canada and most of our friends, as my husband and I, are from different background. Kids have zero idea of it- no one talks about it, they are all raised with different cultural background without anyone mentioning the concept of race. at all. never. because we are all human with different backgrounds/ cultural and food habits. That being said, I honestly identify when I see a French Canadian being criticized- I can see why biracial and fact she is criticized is alleged to be worst because of her being considered ‘of color’. In general, people are really unaware that they may be influenced by others background – I do not believe it is ‘racism’ per se, meaning it could be anything ‘race’ is not alone (poverty, cultural, language) but I truly think that ‘not seeing’ a difference in a social setting is better than being overtly preoccupied to point out the others are different. Here It would be rude to ask people: how do you deal with being (blank fill in with what you want), pointing at the difference. I appreciate to be treated as one of the group without mention of my accent for one. I believe a lot of people in a multicultural environment do not want to be singled out. We express our culture with food and that is when we ask each other how to- I love that for one. All that to see I read what he said and can relate- I do not believe anyone would think she was different.

    • Nyro says:


    • BayTampaBay says:

      Talk about multicultural environments, come to Tampa, Florida. There are so many accents, skin tones, body builds, hair textures and facial shapes that one really thinks or notices these things because everyone is so different.

      • dreamchild says:

        @btb I suppose it is really where you live. I’ve lived in Pinellas County for the last 12 years in the Gulfport/Largo/Clearwater area to be specific and its one of the whitest places I’ve ever lived. I’m originally from Manhattan NY and raised my family in Atlanta GA. I am a black American and to be truly honest I recently moved from Largo back to NYC because of all the trump lovers and how uncomfortable I felt with all the overt racism. I also worked for Trump lovers who bend over backwards to explain how they are “not racist” but everything they say and do reveal their white privilege and their unwillingness to see it as that. Don’t get me started on how they tried to “whitesplain” Trump to me. God forbid they feel uncomfortable ever. I also drove Uber for the last 4 years and really got to see the Tampa Bay Area. I did not see a lot of the diversity you speak of. It was mostly segregated. The blacks in one area, the hispanics in still another and for the most part those areas were undesirable. The asians tend to stick to white areas although I can only imagine what they are feeling now. There was maybe a little gentrification happening in downtown Tampa but again mostly white.
        Of course this is mostly my experience and from reading your posts @bay I can tell you are open to hearing what black people experience and not negating that experience and I personally really appreciate that.

  34. Jaded says:

    Govani is a professional bitch and he’s written some similarly disparaging stuff about people as talented and amazing as Margaret Atwood. He did a thinly veiled stink piece on her last year that is as risible as the Meghan piece. He thinks he’s a legendary “auteur” but he’s nothing more than a Cindy Adams wannabe and his writing has been described as nothing more than “the language of hype, dead at the heart”.

  35. AislingMoon says:

    This douche is doing a Sunday morning lecture series on the history of the Royals at Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. It was supposed to start earlier this month but got postponed when all the theatres shut down for the quarantine. He thinks he’s an authority on the subject, I guess?? Ick.

  36. lily says:

    Wendell Pierce literally played her dad for years

  37. Nic919 says:

    The obvious subtext here is that Meghan doesn’t “act black” so people don’t guess she’s biracial. That’s pretty damn racist and someone should be ashamed to write garbage like this.

    • Nyro says:

      Yes, that is exactly what he means and I didn’t want to get into it on here.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Would or could someone explain to me what “acting black” is?

      How can one “act black” or “act Asian” or “act Martian”. I really do need to know as I have no clue. If one said “acting Southern” or “acting Californian” I would know know what you are talking about but I have no clue on the other.

  38. Sue M says:

    As a Canadian living in Vancouver, not far from Sooke where the Sussexes were living, I can tell you we loved them being here. Generally people are a bit disappointed that they chose not to stay. But, more pressing issues to be concerned about right now.

    • Jaded says:

      Actually the Sussexes weren’t staying near Sooke, they were in Saanich, just north of Victoria, about 20 minutes from where I live. But I agree, it would have been nice to have them as permanent fixtures but I’m sure they’ll come back once the world gets this pandemic under control.

      • Smices says:

        I think they would have stayed if the Coronovirus hadn’t closed travel between Canada and the States. I think they worried about being cut off from friends and family and work associates during the time this whole thing unfolds.

  39. Thea says:

    Maybe it’s because I grew up in LA where it’s pretty diverse. There’s a lot of mixed kids (I am one myself) here. The first time I saw her on TV, the pilot episode for Suits, I could tell she was black. I remember there was an episode later on where Mike was surprised that her dad was black and I thought it was such bad writing cause how the f couldn’t he tell? So I’m constantly surprised when it’s brought up that she doesn’t “read” as black or mixed.

    • hunter says:

      Oh! I didn’t know, so yes it was a surprise to some of us. I am pretty white though and was raised in a white town by white people so maybe that impacts my perception.

  40. Truthiness says:

    Oh ffs. A person lacking all access is trying to come up with something worth printing and this ain’t it. This sounds like “my cousin’s neighbor saw her at a party once for a couple minutes” and now they want to share those 2 minutes marinated with racism.

  41. TheMummy says:

    She’s polarizing much like Hilary is. So strange.

    • Ennie says:

      She’s not polarizing per se. She’s not giving interviews stating polarizing points of view or attitudes. She was working along with Harry, the most personal she said was in that documentary.
      She sells, she’s lived, she’s got “it”, wether you like it or not. Sadly, they found friends who sold her out early on, Due to that, they are selling her as the evil stepsister and alm the villains put together. The mistakes or “faults” that they’ve made are nothing against the vitriol they endure.

  42. morrigan01 says:

    Here’s the thing about publications like The Tattler and Daily Mail employing black people to write these types of hit pieces against Meghan:

    The audience for these things isn’t other black people. It’s white people who want to keep telling themselves their dislike/hate towards Meghan isn’t racist. “See! *This* black person thinks the same way I do about her! So I’m not racist when I’m hateful towards her!”

    It’s basically the same reason Candice Owens and Diamond and Silk exist for the Trump supporters. They are not there and being used to get black people to like/back Trump. These people are chosen to reinforce specific stereotypes about black people and are also there to reassure white people who voted for and support Trump that they aren’t racist, even when Trump keeps saying and doing the most racist stuff.

    It’s basically the media spin/slander equilivlant of the “I’m not racist, I have black friends!” thing. Because, if you notice, the majority of black people pay these people no mind or cause. We know what they are about, and why they are doing what they are doing, especially African Americans like me. It’s all as old as slavery and the “house” slaves/Uncle Tom dichotomy.

  43. Well-Wisher says:

    This gentleman is of South Asian descent. He wrote the gossip pertaining to Hollywood for some time for the National Post. It was similar to the Daily Telegraph since its founder was also the owner of DT. Because of competition it was forced to comply to good journalism but was clear on its biases to the right. He knows his audience and plays to it. I am not aware of his credentials but work will be limited to his prior CV. Meghan was better known and liked than him.

  44. Marivic says:

    PHarry and Meghan are now free. Free from the hate from William and Kate, most members of the BRF, and the British media. They may hate the Sussexes forever but they are not able to control them anymore. They are not under anybody’s mercy. Happy for them. May the Sussexes happily live and thrive.

  45. Awkward symphony says:

    I noticed an alarming trend of tabloids hiring biracial writers to troll Meghan. The idiot/self hater states “even someone of colour, like myself” ANNOUNCING her mixed heritage but has issues with Meghan+shares her ignorance of not realising that she was biracial!!! This is so pathetically painful to read and I feel ashamed for her.Imagine going home to brag about this🤦‍♀️

  46. Chichi says:

    Ah but I also watched Suits and it was a surprise for me to learn she was biracial as well. In fact I thought she was latin@ for the longest time. She looks kind of like my mother- very Southern Europe Mediterranean. So whilst I am sure that comments referred to on the OP were ill intended, I don’t tend to believe that assumptions from many of the posters here were.
    For those of us who were born and raised in cultures that are so mixed (Latin America, Southern Europe, turkey, Israel) this concept of biracial, brown, mixed etc. makes zero sense for the most part, some of us look at the world in terms of “shades of” because that’s what’s obvious to us and that’s that. I never understood the whole “I’m 15% Irish, 10% Jamaican, 25% Indian, 25% German” that is so prevalent in the U.S. and a couple of European countries. I guess I just don’t understand racism…