Why in the world are so many Karens bitter about Archie’s birthday video?

I’m so happy that we got this video with Meghan and Archie, filmed by Prince Harry. It’s so joyful! People kept laughing throughout the day about Archie picking up a new book, tossing it to the floor and all of the general baby shenanigans. Like, I want to believe that 99% of us were like “how cute,” but there was that 1%. Those people complained about all kinds of things. But here’s what I kept thinking about… they weren’t filming that video live, you know? Who’s to say they didn’t try a few different “takes” and this was merely the funniest one? Who knows? What I do know is that Meghan and Harry are completely comfortable showing their authentic “just like us” selves, completely with a chonky baby who chews on books. So how did Mr. Archie celebrate his birthday in LA?

Archie’s first birthday is also his first Zoom birthday — and it will be a messy one! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are marking their son’s milestone on Wednesday in their new L.A. home with a traditional “smash cake” — no fork needed! — and remote celebrations amid the ongoing social isolation guidelines.

“They are celebrating as a family focused on Archie and being together,” a source tells PEOPLE. “They’ll have a smash cake and Zooms with family and friends. It’s been beautiful weather, so perhaps a family stroll with the dogs.”

[From People]

For those who don’t know, a smash cake is just a small cake meant for babies/toddlers, something easy that they can grab with their hands. I suspect that even without the pandemic and everything, Meghan and Harry always intended for a smaller birthday celebration for Archie. And I’m so glad we got to see him!

Going back to what I was saying about that Bitter 1% criticizing the video… the Bitter Karen patron saint is apparently author Emily Giffin. She’s blonde and she wrote Something Borrowed, which became a Kate Hudson film of the same name. Bitter Karen hates the natural vibes of a… mother reading to her son while daddy films it. That’s the thing that just absolutely destroys these salty bitches: the fact that A) Harry chose Meghan and Archie over his “white family,” B) Harry is incredibly proud of Meghan and Archie and he delights in them every day and C) Harry doesn’t regret any of his choices. All of that is absolutely destroying these pathetic women.

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  1. LouBear says:

    She also posted a comment from a black woman who said Meghan was “using the race card”. Because that isn’t racist at all, using women of colour as a shield for your own shitty beliefs.

    Kayleigh Donaldson has the receipts


    • Toot says:

      This makes completely no sense because Meghan has not said one thing about race in the relation to her current life.

    • Circe says:

      Emily Giffin is a train wreck and always has been. I used to work in publishing and she had a reputation for being a superbitch, even when she was unknown. Super competitive with other women. Her husband also had several online meltdowns and ended up going real life and bullying people who left bad reviews for Emily’s books. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/324201/

      Let’s not forget her first book is about a woman who sleeps with her best friends fiancé and feels entitled because her best friend was kind of a mean girl in middle school. I think that tells you all you need to know.

      • MsIam says:

        Omg, my thoughts exactly about that book. I couldn’t even finish it because I couldn’t see myself rooting for a heroine who feels entitled to be a shit like that, lol. But I wonder if deep down that is the issue with her and a lot of Karens. They truly feel that Meghan got something she wasn’t entitled to even though absolutely none of them had a chance in hell of being in that same position. Get thee to therapy quickly Karen!

      • SwirlmamaD says:

        I’ll admit I’ve read her books and enjoyed them but I didn’t realize how nasty she was. She won’t be getting a dime of my money ever again.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      “Because that isn’t racist at all, using women of colour as a shield for your own shitty beliefs.” +1000. Different versions of this are tried with woc and poc all the time. With this example, the Karen is deliberately using a woman of the same race to dismiss Meghan’s experience and shield herself from criticism. Sometimes white people try to use flattery of one race to justify the way they treat another. Other times white people- including liberals and White Feminists- may use misogyny in other cultures to silence criticism of their own misogyny, even when the criticism is also coming from members of that group (this is no better than the way MRA’s fetishize how submissive/innocent/untouched women from certain racial and ethnic groups may be, only to become emotionally and psychologically abusive when that script is deviated from). There are more examples, but these are all forms of racism that you don’t always become fully aware of before adulthood, or pretty close to it.

      • Anna says:

        @Otaku fairy So true

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        @Otaku fairy yes! I know I wrote this before, but my friend and I have a joke about white guys who have a Native woman fetish. We’ll be talking about their approach and obviousness: “Did he hear flute music when he looked at you?” Is our code and joke for that type. Don’t even get me started on how every Karen who wears a Native headdress to a festival has a Native best friend who told them it’s okay. I would say I have more Native friends and they say it’s not okay – same for Halloween and sports teams.

    • February Pisces says:

      I notice a lot of the troll bots have profile pics of cartoon black women, to give the impression that the poster is a black woman, I’m assuming as a front so they can get away with saying all kinds of racist sh*t.

    • Sara says:

      I don’t get the bitterness… my son is 19 months and that is exactly what reading looks like.

    • Meghan just has to live her life, and ignore these ignorant asshats. She and Archie are adorable.

  2. lemonylips says:

    I don’t have kids but even I can tell this video is nothing but natural and super cute and Archie is not crying – he’s being a toddler. I wonder how these women read to their children. Wow, I guess being jealous of other women is easier than supporting each other.

    • Natalee says:

      One dumb asshole literally said “my 1 year old listens intently when I read maybe Archie just isn’t as developed” lmaoooooo they’re all such psychos and liars

      • lemonylips says:

        I have never seen any of my friends kids sit still and just listen at that age. Maybe my whole gang is mentaly behind these people… hahhahaha oh just… wow. I am glad I’m not that advanced. Wouldn’t wanna be in the same group. Not saying though that kids can’t be like that, who knows but to me Archie looks happy and like a normal 1yo interested in everything around him all at the same time.

      • Erinn says:

        I’d actually be questioning the opposite.

        My husbands aunt will go on and on about how ‘good’ one of the babies she watches is. The baby is absolutely slow on developmental milestones, and the parents don’t bother to check in on it (very religious, very sheltered. The 30 something year old husband refused to get rid of his entirely Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle themed room for one of his kids, so they had to move to a bigger place – they’re just idiots who don’t care). And it’s perfectly okay for the kid to be behind. But she’ll be all judgey about my niece and nephew for doing things that ARE proper milestones while propping this kid up as being so ‘good’ as if a 6 month old could be ‘bad’ or something.

      • MrsRobinson says:

        My kid was trying to eat books at that age. You can tell they read to him a lot because he knows the ritual of turning the pages.

      • Lady Keller says:

        Who expects a one year old to sit still and listen intently? I have known a few kids like that who do and without trying to be cruel they are definitely lacking in normal development. A normal, typical one year old will grab a book, chew on it, try to turn pages, while squirming.

      • H says:

        Let’s be honest here, it’s because Meghan is black and married Harry. Jealously, plain and simple. Archie looked and acted like a normal one year old baby. These Karen’s need to go away with their racist BS.

      • Marivic says:

        This exactly what got my goat when I read some of the comments in. DM. They bash Meghan for not having a close relationship with Archie because he didn’t look at her at all and was squirming to escape from her clutches; and that he wasn’t paying attention to the story. They already concluded that the baby was behind achieving his milestones. Utter disgusting paid trolls. Maybe they don’t have children of their own to know that Archie’s reactions were totally natural for a baby his age. And Meghan was the epitome of a loving parent.

      • BabsORIG says:

        Even though its rarely or never really said, in addition to Meghan’s many sins, she birthed a child that has yet to exhibit dark melanin in his skin ( I say yet because people skin tones are so unpredictable especially in childhood). That irks people quite a lot, they needed Archie to be or look black to validate their racist views. Also, Meghan’s child is YET to look like Thomas Markle, that really kills people. Archie looking more like Harry than he does Thomas Markle is a big insult to some people, they would have rather the Cambridge kids look more Windsor than Harry’s kid. Harry’s child carrying Windsor looks punches huge holes into the Harry is Hewitt son narrative and that is a very unforgivable sin Meghan committed.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Two out three of my boys hated being read to. HATED it. The oldest would grab books out of my hands and “read” to me. The youngest preferred jumping on all the furniture piece to piece without touching the floor. Oh, and all our books were chewed up. Now the middle child? He would calmly sit on my lap, nestle in with blanky and bottle and listen to everything. To this day I don’t know where he came from lol.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        My spawn still don’t listen intently and they’re 19.

    • Liz says:

      @mrsrobinson – Same. You knew which books were favorites in our home by looking for the drool & tooth marks. Kiddo had two settings – full speed ahead and asleep. If they were sitting still while we read, it was because they had fallen asleep in our lap.

    • Livvers says:

      @MrsRobinson Lainey had a freeze-frame of the book to show the “Archie’s Library” sticker on it, but the main thing I noticed was how well-used and chewed on the book is! They obviously read to him frequently and he has his books around him all the time.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It may have been from Oprah. She’s known for giving a library of books to friend’s kids, complete with “X’s Library” stickers on them.

        From a story about Mindy Kaling receiving that gift for her daughter.

        What she hadn’t anticipated, however, was that the present would be so big that it would need its own U-Haul truck.

        ‘Two men are going to be coming to your house, they said, with a U-Haul truck. All you want in life is to hear that two men in a U-Haul truck are coming to your house because Oprah sent them. I was supposed to go to work that day (but I was like), I gotta be here.’

        ‘They arrived with a hand-carved bookcase, prettier than any professional dollhouse you had ever seen that contained a hundred of the classic essential books in children’s literature. And I held my baby up to it and I said, ‘Did you see what Ms. Winfrey did for you?’ Each book has ‘Katherine’s Book Club’ on it.’

      • BeanieBean says:

        nota: what a wonderful gift!

    • Adrianna says:

      I’d be a little ticked off if I was Archie….the same picture on every page….talk about a boring book!

      • Lady D says:

        Most (all) little children want the same book over and over and over again. Ditto movies. I memorized Fern Gully without realizing it, I heard it so much. Still know all the songs and that was 30 years ago.

      • minx says:

        Toddlers love the repetition, it comforts them. My oldest is 28 and I can still recite from memory his favorite book The Colorful Mouse…”The sky is gray and it is pouring, sitting here is very boring….”

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Adriana, yrs must be a supernatural brain I guess. Human brain needs and thrives on repetition. We learn through repeating what we hear, see, taste, touch, feel, smell etc. You don’t use it you loose it. Using something is repeatedly doing something you learnt through repetition, non? Archie was reacting like a normal (notice I didn’t say supernormal) human one year old, case closed.

      • I am Mimi says:

        Kids actually like repetition and a routine.

      • betsyh says:

        I think Adrianna is being facetious.

      • Tessa says:

        I think Archie has a lot of books to look at.

      • SilentStar says:

        When I saw how Archie was interacting and his mannerisms, it was exactly like my oldest child at that age. He would have been bored by the repetition of that particular book. He also didn’t like more than a sentence or two on each page or he’d get impatient, even though he enjoyed books.

        My younger child, however, listened intently and quietly and had the patience for longer stories.

        I shudder to think what kind of critical judginess would have come my way if i ever made a video of reading to my first son! It’s not until you have more than one that you realize most of their habits and behaviors have nothing to do with your parenting.

    • Babz says:

      @lemonylips, I don’t have kids, but enough of my friends did that even I know a one year old is an absolute wiggle worm, no matter how good the mom is with the baby. Twitter was a disaster yesterday with the haters swarming any post about the baby. All their venom was aimed at her; Harry was barely mentioned except when they felt sorry for him.

      One thing in the video did make me chuckle – for those few seconds where he got a bit fussy, when Meghan turned the page about feeding the duck/rabbit some bread, he broke out into the biggest smile. I was reminded of his focus on the plate of tea cakes when they visited Archbishops Tutu. They were all he wanted. Little man does love his food, and he’s got those chubby baby legs to prove it! I thought the video was an absolute triumph, and I hope they raised tons of money for the charity.

    • Eva says:

      Emily Giffin is a self righteous hypocrite.She must have a very unhappy family life.Talk about how good your family is. We are interested.Are you happy?

  3. Abby says:

    😂😂man these people like to burst a pipe over nothing.can’t we all just see a video with an adorable baby & just “awwwww” without going all self-righteous and bitter

  4. Molly says:

    We’re still waiting on the white tears phase where Emily complains about how mean everyone has been to her. It’s coming, probably when she does promotion for a book.

    That line wishing Archie and telling Meghan to go away is the royal Karen viewpoint summed up. Best case scenario for them is single dad Harry returning to England and leaning on Kate for advice on how to raise Archie.

    • line says:

      Contrary to what the Cambridges want us to believe, Kate does not raise her children entirely on her own. She receives help from nanny Maria and her mother Carole is very present.

      The Sussex video was perfect because it was all natural, not staging work like the royal family used to do with royal children.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Three nannies, line. Seen by the public during one of their ritzy ski trips. Plus the two former nannies they didn’t admit to having before they hired Maria. Papped in the cars with them.

      • Maria says:

        The Sussexes don’t have a nanny?

      • June says:

        My goodness! Papped in the car with nannies you say? What a scandal. I for one had no idea rich people employed nannies.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Ah, I see more trolls have found CB today.

        This was while W&K were still publicly denying they had any nannies at all. They had two while publicly lying about it. Having nannies isn’t the issue, but W&K’s constant lies about being ‘hard-working, do-it-all, SAHP’ while employing three nannies, two housekeepers, multiple cooks and cleaners? Always fun to see W&K PR lies shot to Hell with photo and video evidence.

      • Becks1 says:

        Of course rich people have nannies. We don’t care that Kate has a nanny. We care that she has multiple nannies and other household staff and the media still completely pushes the “totally normal and hands on mom” narrative. Is she more hands on than other royal moms? Sure, it seems like that. But she has a ton of help. And that’s okay, she can afford it, so whatever.Its the disconnect between the image and the reality.

      • June says:

        @Becks1, you are correct of course. I guess I just don’t care that much about the hands on mom narrative, I think we know that it means hands on by rich people/royal standards. And we also know the tabloid narrative is garbage and pushes various agendas (see: any story about Meghan). This one just gets a shrug from me.

      • Becks1 says:

        @June there are people who insist that Kate didn’t have a nanny for the first 6 months/year of George’s life, or even insist now that they only have one, etc. When Kate missed that event in the winter for “childcare issues” people said that maybe Maria B was sick. But there are other nannies. The “hands on” narrative and the “we’re so normal we don’t have help” narrative are pretty much the only thing the Cambridges have going for them, and if it was more true, I wouldn’t find it as annoying, you know? But a LOT of people completely buy into it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        W&K deserve to be called out repeatedly for foisting those SAHP lies about themselves. They use the kids as excuses to get out of work, have for years, and it isn’t a shrugging matter IMO.

      • June says:

        @Becks1, I’ll take your word for it! I personally don’t know anyone who buys into this but there are such extremes of people on the internet that I am sure you are right. I mean there are people who believed Meghan wasn’t really pregnant, etc. right? Luckily I don’t know any such people in real life!

      • Natters5 says:

        It was nice to see them not so staged and the color coordinated clothes you always get from K&W which comes off to me as fake.

  5. Aurora says:

    Internalized misogyny with a little racism thrown in is the answer and it was laced all through Emily’s commentary.

    She claimed to dislike both Harry & Meghan because of their “choices” but all of her negativity is directed at Meghan. Emily also blames Meghan for Harry’s choices like a lot of these Karens.

    • Darla says:

      I’d say there’s a lot of racism thrown in, not a little…but I do think the misogyny is way glossed over. Misogynoir in Meghan’s case. But I see a lot of vicious, nearly deranged attacks on white women celebrities, and that’s pure misogyny. Much of it internalized. The men love it.

      • Bella says:

        + 1

      • June says:

        @Darla, well yeah. Notice how the people who hate W&K hate Kate with so much more fervour. It’s sick. And for Meghan, you add in the racism.

      • notasugarhere says:


      • pasquale says:

        Exactly, June. There’s lots of attacks on the royal kids here, with some insane future projecting for all of them, but the absolutely certifiably lunatic projecting is reserved for Charlotte.

      • Jaded says:

        I think this woman needs to see a shrink – she seems to be obsessive in her devotion to the BRF to the point where she somehow “feels” she’s royal and because Meghan didn’t doormat herself as a Kate stan she thinks Meghan is betraying the BRF.

      • Nic919 says:

        People don’t attack the kids here so anyone who suggests that is lying. Pointing out they are used for PR isn’t attacking a child and no one blames the kids for what their parents do.
        Reading comprehension skills need to be seriously improved.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Yeah, notice how she manages to turn a harmless act on the part of a woman she has this one-sided vendetta against into a huge character flaw, so she can spin her internalized misogyny/racism/cattiness into, “I’m just calling out human self-absorption, superficiality, and thirst like any decent person who isn’t brainwashed by the media would!” It’s a more ‘mature’, subtle expression of that Not Like Other Girls streak.

  6. Becks1 says:

    Emily Giffin is BSC. I used to follow her a while ago, it was a good blend of royal gossip (because she is legit obsessed with them, her boys are named for British kings, etc) political gossip (she is very anti-Trump), cute dog pics (she has a golden like I do) and then just general other cute “behind the scenes of a writer’s life” pics. It was a good IG overall.

    Then the royal stuff got…..weird. She was very happy when H&M got married, but after that it was like she took stuff personally. Like, she wanted Meghan to be exactly like Kate (who is basically willing to follow royal traditions to a tee, Sandringham Christmas being the one exception, and she even stopped that small “rebellion”) – she wanted her to parade in coatdresses and hats and buttons and that was about it. If she didn’t like something about Meghan, she acted like it was because Meghan was WRONG and had she listened to Emily she would have done the right thing. Her coded language about Meghan got more and more obvious.

    She used Eugenie’s wedding as a chance to highlight all the things Meghan did wrong (Eugenie being a proper royal, of course) and compared Meghan’s page boys outfits to pall bearers. when I pointed out they were matching Harry, who was wearing his dress uniform from his unit in Afghanistan, her response was “I don’t care, they look like they are at a funeral” and some other comments. that was when I stopped following her. It wasn’t her opinion itself (I thought it a little harsh, but whatever), but it was more that she considered herself the arbiter of all things royal and her opinion was fact. This was all on IG, her twitter account was a lot more normal.

    Her reaction to the name Archie was REALLY bizarre.

    All that to say – I’m glad that people are finally calling her out for being so totally insane when it comes to the royals. She takes it personally. I think that’s why she hates Meghan. She (Emily) wants to be a royal princess and wear a tiara and all that, and the fact that Meghan is willingly walking away from that is a personal insult to her.

    And I think that’s what it is for many Karens. They are jealous of Meghan – not because they want Harry per se, but because they want the fairy tale, and despite being hardcore Diana fans, they ignore that its not actually that great a fairy tale. So when Meghan says, “you know what, I’m out, I can do better on my own” its a personal affront to them.

    Twitter was on FIRE yesterday though, it was a thing of beauty.

    And I’m following EG on Twitter, she hasn’t posted anything since she shared KP’s post about Archie’s bday.

    • GuestWho says:

      That video about naming the baby Archie was truly unhinged. This woman is deranged.

    • Natalee says:

      Wow that all makes a lot of sense. Anglophiles/royalists are super weird.

    • Bren says:

      Emily and women like her were fine with Meghan when they thought she would play the game to their liking. Once they realized Meghan’s intent was to actually work and not bend the knee to Kate, it triggered them because they felt Meghan should have been grateful for the privilege.

      • Becks1 says:

        “they felt Meghan should have been grateful for the privilege.”

        I think that sums up so much of it.

      • Bella says:

        + 1

      • Olenna says:

        I don’t believe they were ever “fine” with Meghan. They were trying to be magnanimous, open-minded, and show their woke selves to friends and followers. When they realized there were a lot nutters out there, individually and collectively expressing the same negative thoughts they’d been repressing or suppressing about a biracial woman marrying a man they could only dream of having, they jumped on the tabloid and mugxit bandwagon, and started singing the same hateful tunes.

    • Nic919 says:

      This woman sounds deranged. And completely racist. She would have been one of the oneS supporting segregation back in the day because blacks would only be ok if they accepted their lot in life.

      On a related note, the princess myth that is fed to girls from day one is misogynistic bullshit and it clearly drives some women to weird extremes. It is not okay to praise Kate for being silent and sublimating her opinions to what William wants. If he didn’t have prince in front of his name we would not be ok with a guy who treats his spouse the way he treats Kate. And we already saw the disaster of the relationship between Charles and Diana a generation before. A tiara does not make up for not being treated with respect and not being an equal partner.

    • February Pisces says:

      I saw this thread on twitter yesterday. I have no idea who she is, but she is very disturbed. I think a lot of women do have a “Madonna/Whore complex‘, where women are either seen as ‘madonnas’, motherly figures, wholesome, nice, but a bit plain and boring. Or they are ‘whores’ who are only good for sex. They may entice men with their beauty and charisma but they are not seen as good wife/mother material.

      Women who consider themselves to be ‘Madonnas’ hate to see the ‘sexy’ charismatic types get wifed. That’s why women like this Emily love the ‘Kate’s’ if this world, because she’s no sexual threat to her.

      Meghan technically has it all, both Madonna/ whore benefits, by being a sexy, beautiful charismatic woman, with a husband who adores her and a baby.
      That’s why the Emily’s of this world are determined to ruin her, they want to take away the fact that she’s actually a good mother, or they want to believe that her husband will leave her. It’s a form of punishment. A lot of these women know they may never sexually entice men they way they once did, but take pride in being mothers and wives and having a husband who loves them for their personality and not just looks. They don’t want to see a sought after man like harry love a woman who’s as beautiful as Meghan and be in love with he mind and personality too.
      These women need to get over their own issues and stop projecting their insecurities on to Meghan or any other woman. She isn’t to blame for how they feel about themselves.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Those women have spent nearly 20 years projecting their own inadequacies onto Kate and trying to hype her up as amazing. When Meghan came along, being every good thing they *pretended* Kate was/is? Their fanfiction constructions about Kate, and about themselves, fell to pieces.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Good point. They also can’t stand to see those women get any kind of defense and for the abuse to be taken seriously by other women,(or men, but they go after the women) even when it impacts more than just the individual object of their wrath or disdain. It makes them feel betrayed, victimized, and scrutinized, when really only that last one is part of what’s happening. I’ve seen that in the behavior of some who have a problem with Meghan and many others.

    • Carmen says:

      Twitter? You should see her Facebook page. She is getting positively slammed. Dozens of people canceling their advance orders for her new book and writing letters to her publisher. You can stick a fork in that hag, she is done.

    • Ashley says:

      Wait.. you’re killing me. What did she say about Archie’s name? I can’t find any reference to it anywhere.

  7. S808 says:

    I feel like this is damage that the princess complex can have. This white woman (and MANY like her) are SO pissed that Meghan, a biracial woman, got the Prince. The “fairytale” they were raised to believe they deserved. Not only did she get to be a princess, she left, with her loving husband that chose her over the life he had known because it was destroying her. How dare she! They’d let British Tabloids and the BRF treat them like low-class trash if it meant getting to be a princess. They hate her for taking the place they feel they should have and the place they feel like she never deserved. It’s why they love Kate so much. They SEE themselves in Kate. They can project onto her. They can’t do that with Meghan. She also ships Kate and Harry so there’s that.

    • Belli says:

      Shipping Kate with Harry??? That’s wild.

      Probably an extension of the projection though. They see themselves as Kate and of the two princes would pick the better looking one!

      • Molly says:

        There’s a lot of that in the Cambridge fandom. Kate is their Mary Sue.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yup. she posted a picture….maybe in March or Feb? of Harry and Kate and was like “I miss these two.”

      • Belli says:


        Well one of her books is about a woman sleeping with her best friend’s fiancé and still being the hero of the story, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Real People Shipping is so creepy and invasive. It is basically treating real people like fictional characters. Incredibly dehumanizing and disrespectful, especially if they have partners.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Many W&K fans are obsessed with the idea of Kate with Harry. They have been before Meghan came along, pretending Harry was dying of unrequited love for Kate which is why he wasn’t married yet.

        Harry treats Meghan like his queen, while William treats Kate as his last (and unwanted) choice. Those stans want Harry to leave Meghan and Archie, and run home to Kate who will save him. Truly deranged.

      • Nic919 says:

        A lot of it was happening during the time we saw Harry and Kate interact at engagements with laughter and smiling. Harry was generally being himself, as he is with most everyone, but since his behaviour was so much kinder to Kate than what William does to her in public, some spun that as flirting between them.

    • February Pisces says:

      Yes I say it all the time. Cambridge stans have this weird fantasy of harry leaving Meghan and coming back to the uk to confess his undying love for Kate. He realises he doesn’t want a beautiful, charismatic, smart, confident hard working woman as a wife, but he want a dull, boring docile dormant instead. Miserable moaning women everywhere rejoice, that’s Kate’s desirability has finally been validated by Harry.

      • Ginger says:

        What bothers these women about Meghan is that Harry married someone that is the complete opposite of Kate. That proves what kind of woman Harry wants and it’s not Kate. That really bothers them.

        Harry was nice to Kate when they did engagements. I think he wanted someone to talk to. Since he married Meghan he barely acknowledges Kate. That bothers them has well.

      • pasquale says:

        Wait, what? People who are stans for WandK want Harry to leave Meghan for Kate? That’s nuts. Where do you see that stuff, out of curiosity?

      • February Pisces says:

        @ginger I think harry always knew kate ain’t sh*t but was still nice to her, he must have known how daunting it is for newcomers in that family and always supported her, when her own husband seems to forget she was there.

        @pasquale it’s what they imply, they have this weird projection about harry ‘wanting a woman like kate’ and not Meghan. I remember at the service they attended a year ago, harry half smiled at kate for a second, and Kate stans were wetting themselves about he was ‘looking’ at her, like he loved her. I’ve seen kate stans post pics of just the two of the, gushing about how close they are. I think they want to believe that harry ‘wants’ kate, because if he wants a woman like her, than maybe he will want a woman like them too.

      • Lady D says:

        Those comments and rumours about H & K have been around since Kate married William. I remember reading them years ago and recently too, all over Kate fan pages.

      • Becks1 says:

        @pasquale its a running fan theory. They don’t want Kate to leave William, they just like the idea of Harry kind of hanging around Kate like a sad puppy who will never be happy because his love is married to his brother.

        See: book, The Royal We, by the Fug girls. I enjoyed the book a lot, but it definitely pushes that theory.

      • Marivic says:

        PHarry’s type of a woman, in my observation, is not some fragile pretty face with nothing between her ears. It is someone who is confident, educated, and intelligent just like his past girlfriends Chelsy and Cressida. He married the best of them all of course.

  8. Bigotry Police says:

    Roasts and Gags! That’s what her Karen ass gets! She wasn’t expecting to be put on blast lol!!! Middle-Class WW dream is to be a princess and marry into the BRF! Meghan being bi-racial and his choice to marry her over a white woman was already a problem but they put up with Meghan as much as they could. The minute she wasn’t going to put up with bullying, it was a problem. Her and Harry’s decision to leave was simply a step too far! How dare she not be grateful for being allowed in their dream position in the whitest of white spaces and disregard it so easily. They are “incandescent with rage” LOL!!!!

  9. Eleonor says:

    People need to realize tat Harry left the RF the day of Diana Funeral.
    This woman will be criticized no matter what…
    Having said that: am I the only one who see Prince Philip in baby Archie?

    • Yoyo says:

      Some are having a chuckle that of all of Charles grandchildren, Archie looks more like a Windsor/ Spencer.

      • Ali says:

        Archie is adorable. I think people are loosing their minds over the fact that Archie’s looks so much like Harry with dashes of Meghan.

      • Tessa says:

        There is so much venom. One person on a blog wrote that she hopes Archie grows up to look like Tom Markle so Meghan will feel “guilty” on a daily basis. Weird and creepy post.

      • February Pisces says:

        I think he really looks like both parents. He has meghans eyes and chin, and the rest is harry, he literally looks the same as him at his age. He looks just like harry in this video and in South Africa, but in the pics from the Xmas card, and the one of archie and harry in Canada, he was all Meghan. I’m glad he looks like both, if he looked just like harry with no Meghan, haters would say she used a surrogate, and if he looked just like her and no harry, they would probably accuse her of cheating.

  10. Toot says:

    I don’t understand how the spin going around is that Meghan made it all about her. Meghan didn’t do her hair, clothes looked VERY relaxed .lol
    Archie was the focus with all his movements. Meghan was basically background. lol. If Meghan was doing Harry’s part and laughing like he did, Meghan would get the same vilitrol.

    These people are crazy and she just can’t live.

    • Natalee says:

      They’re doing that because most outlets are just spinning this as a “birthday video with Archie” instead of correctly writing that it was part of the #Savewithstories campaign where celebs read for the camera. So these unhinged losers think Meghan is just hogging the video on purpose. It’s intense stupidity mixed with typically poor celebrity reporting.

      • Bella says:

        Perfectly put.

      • February Pisces says:

        Do these haters expect archie to be the one reading the book out loud? They are just angry that Meghan still exists on planet Earth.

      • PrincessK says:

        Why shouldn’t Meghan be in it? She is his proud mother. A child’s first birthday is a huge achievement for parents, especially new parents, getting a child through the first 12 months is tough and nerve wracking at times, regardless of whether you are rich or poor. So, Meghan deserves to be right, front and centre with her gorgeous brown eyed boy.

    • Tessa says:

      There are the pearl clutchers saying the book was the “wrong choice” and THEY would have done it differently and why is the baby in his “underwear”. So gross.

      • June says:

        @Tessa, moaning about the “baby in underwear” is the most laughable but also bizarre and gross part. Like, will these people leave *any* pebble unturned when it comes to vilifying this woman?

      • lanne says:

        If she’d had Archie is a cute outfit, she would have been “merching”. All based covered for moving the goalposts. Convenient.

      • PrincessK says:

        The book was the right choice. It also has a deeper meaning with the duck rabbit similarity. I didn’t know about it before but it was discussed on the radio this morning and apparently it means that where information is weak or ambiguous, we tend to make things up and jump to conclusions, because it is all about perception.

        What is in your head takes precedence over what you actually see in reality. This is exactly the trick that the Fail uses in manipulating people by planting falsehoods in peoples heads which takes precedence over the reality on the ground.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      “I don’t understand how the spin going around is that Meghan made it all about her.”

      They blame Meghan for their own obsession with her. Eg: “How dare you make me obsessed with you?!! 🤬”

      • PrincessK says:

        Why shouldn’t it be about her? For heavens sake she is his mother, she carried him for nine months during the most stressful time in her life. A first birthday is a celebration of the parents too!

    • Scal says:

      And apparently these people say “why didn’t harry read the story?” Maybe Archie sits better in mama’s lap? Maybe they tried a shot of that and he just cried the entire time? I know my kids when they were that young sat and ‘read’ better with one parent vs the other.

      Also the ‘why didn’t she get excited when he said dada?’ crowd needs to have all the seats. Most kids are saying that from anywhere in the 6 month-1 year range. I’m sure it’s said it before not on camera.

      I don’t understand how they can hate on this-I really don’t.

      • June says:

        @Scal, I haven’t been following the commentary on this that much so I am more and more incredulous the more I hear about it.

        “Why didn’t Harry read the story?” – Because Meghan reads better and is prettier? (actress that she is!)
        “Why didn’t she get excited when he said dada?” – wow this one. Maybe, as you said, because he said it a million times before. But also, this is way, way nitpicky! I mean it’s a lesson in how many nitpicky ways can you hate a stranger??
        As a lot of posters have been saying, anything she does is ammunition. Like if she’d been excited about “dada”, it would be like wow they’re so obsessed with privacy but look at them pimping out their private moments!

      • Emmitt says:

        If Archie had said “Ma ma” they would’ve accused her of making Archie say that.

  11. GuestWho says:

    The well-deserved twitter dragging of Emily Griffin was a thing of beauty. She, of course, locked down her social media almost immediately. I’d like to think that she had a moment of reflection and understood what it must be like to have people drag you everyday for over three years. Bahahahaha – - of course she didn’t. Her subsequent apology was as bad as her books (which are really, really bad).

    Funny that no one had any problem with the videos of other famous people who did the EXACT SAME THING. Nope Meghan was clearly the only narcissist in the bunch.

    It was a lovely video from a lovely family.

    • S808 says:

      It’s infuriating how these assholes who abuse Meghan get to just lock their accounts when they can’t take what they dish out but Meghan doesn’t get that luxury.

      • GuestWho says:

        Exactly! Imagine the strength it must take to be Meghan and go out and face the super shitty world with that smile on her face. I absolutely would have folded. It’s heartbreaking.

      • Pineapple says:

        Yah, but don’t forget. Meghan has had true, real experiences, like all of the love she received at the school she visited on her “Farewell Tour”. THAT LOVE probably speaks far louder to her than some horrid woman’s twitter.

        Also, man, I thought it was brave to try to read a book to a one year old. He looked too alert!! I would have chosen near nap time … maybe a slower, more tired child. Hee I loved how he grabbed a new book.”Mom, Duck Rabbit is SOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG!!!!!”

    • Martha says:

      I can’t imagine getting sucked into this drama.

    • Jodi says:

      she didn’t have a moment of reflection. she reinstated her instagram for just enough time to post how she isn’t racist and that’s never been her intention and locked it back down when people weren’t having it. the irony being that these mean girls want to be able to say whatever cruel thing they want because they have a right to their “opinions” but the minute other people’s opinions of them change, they run and hide because everyone “is being mean to her and misconstrued her comments”. so it’s ok to cyber bully and trash a women by making off base assumptions b/c that’s your right but when people come at you personally, it’s all just a misunderstanding? Meghan is a mother who was reading to her baby for the sake of a LITERARY CHARITY FOR KIDS and this supposed AUTHOR trashed everything Meghan did including questioning why Meghan dared to read the book instead of Harry. Way to miss the point entirely. she’s an entitled white woman who can’t stand that another woman, a woman of color, isn’t playing into her white woman narrative. i never read this woman’s books but i certainly won’t spend any money on her now.

    • Emmitt says:

      If Emily Giffin didn’t have a moment of reflection when she encouraged her husband, assistan and fans to attack those two book reviewers a few years back, she won’t have any reflection now. The only reason she “apologized” is she has a book coming out next month.

  12. Roro says:

    This Emily Giffin person has put her IG on private and i’m pretty sure she deleted her Twitter. lol. Unless I just kept writing her name wrong when I was searching. And Karens are being bitter because they’re bitter Karens. There is no cure.

  13. Belli says:

    These people lock their accounts minutes after showing their arses but expected Meghan to withstand bullying for years.

    The video was adorable and Save the Children really appreciated it and hopefully got a lot of donations because of it! That’s what matters. Not that some bitter women are still sore that Harry didn’t pick them.

  14. Kittylouise says:

    I genuinely don’t know how anyone can look at that lovely video and see anything but a happy baby and his loving parents. What is up with these people that they see such negativity.

    That woman’s texts about Meghan seeming unmaternal. What on Earth is she talking about? I’ll never understand the hatred that this family inspires in these awful people.

    • Eleonor says:

      I have the same question: I see a cute video, a very sweet moment, and I don’t understand why people need to throw all this bitterness and negativity to someone they don’t even know.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I know! I watched that yesterday, and I can’t imagine how anyone would look at it and think there’s anything wrong with it. It was sweet, adorable, and drew attention to a charity! Anyone who has a problem with any part of it needs to take a long look in the mirror, because there’s something wrong with THEM.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah that’s just it. There were times where you could tell she was trying to keep the ball rolling because he wasn’t cooperating as much as I’m sure they hoped- but she seemed pretty upbeat to me. She didn’t seem annoyed by him at all. You could tell she was trying her best to be animated and try to keep his attention on the book, but he was getting squirmy because he’s a baby and it’s normal.

    • CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

      Agree with all of you. The comments about this under her post are unhinged.

    • Coz' says:

      Exactly. Everything in this video is adorable and cute. It’s so genuine.
      People are the worst.

    • LeaTheFrench says:

      Exactly. I just don’t understand how a cute video (of a baby!!) can trigger such negative reactions. I mean really, what’s not to like in this video ? Emily, my friend, you’re not well if this is what a video of a lovely mother sweetly reading to her adorable baby does to you. For a good cause, by the way.

    • Lizzie says:

      These Karen’s have had that narrative going for awhile. The way she held Archie at the polo match was labeled ‘don’t do this’ and ‘she never held him before’.
      They are unhinged and have nothing concrete to criticize so ‘unmaternal’ is the buzzword.

      • Ali says:

        Dont forget people were saying Archie was a doll. These crazy people feel the need to control the narrative.

      • Tessa says:

        I also keep seeing the “surrogate” posts. They then get all self righteous about “poor Archie” after all their nasty talk.

    • Also Ali says:


      It was so cute and sweet and the last thing in the world I’d have expected anyone to have a problem with.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I agree. Imagine how miserable you have to be to look at a sweet video of a mom reading to her child and spout the kind of psycho Karen vitriol that those ladies wrote. It is a lovely family video. I am so glad this family is doing well. My mom always said living well is the best revenge.

    • Emmitt says:

      If Meghan is “unmaternal,” then custody can be stripped from her when Harry leaves her to go back to the royal family.

  15. Natalee says:

    So Emily Giffin locked all her social accounts after being called out for this mess, then made her Instagram public to post her fauxpology. When I looked last night 95% of the comments were excoriating her, and now it’s locked again. I’m sad I missed what else went down lol

  16. Taylor says:

    She’s apparently a bonafide tinhat. What a sight to see. I already knew someone would figure out a way to hate on that literally harmless video. Apparently the UK media is mad too, but they are always mad. Hating on Meghan seems like a national pastime.

    • Bren says:

      Yep, Emily is a bonafide Meghan Markle Hatin’ Tumblr Tinhatter. She hit all their salient talking points. It was amazing to see.

    • Bella says:

      The usual suspects (tabloids), maybe. Not the others.

      • June says:

        @Bella, yeah I haven’t checked what the tabloids have said, and I will not. I saw a short article in the Guardian about this, which basically just reports the facts – the Sussexes did a video for Archie’s first birthday for charity.

    • Ginger says:

      She even tagged a Meghan hate account on her IG stories. This is far more than just not liking Meghan. She is an obsessive hater.

  17. Aang says:

    I’m not a fan of any royal but this video has nothing to criticize. It is so normal and low key. I think Meghan is always “on” but she’s a professional and it shows. I prefer it to Kate’s awkward nervousness and bad accent. In the end it’s her social media, and her kid. What’s to be angry about?

    • Züri says:

      Agree on this 100%! I love that the low-key includes a baby in a cotton onesie, not dolled up in a prim and proper outfit that matches what the rest of the family is wearing.

      • MissG says:

        Agree on the onesie! I dressed my kids in onesies a lot at that age because babies spit up, poop or get baby food on their clothes constantly. And who cares if a onesie gets ruined? Better that than the cute outfit that grandma spent a fortune on.

  18. Barbiem says:

    They are dragging her on twitter! Never even heard of her before today

  19. June says:

    It just goes to show that bias (oftentimes hate) can make you see whatever you want to see. To a person who loves the Sussexes, it’s the best and most natural beautiful thing ever. For those who hate Meghan, it “proves” that she is unmaternal and all about herself and being in the spotlight (lol do they even hear themselves??) For me, someone who is a republican (British), but I wish this family all the best, I think it’s a lovely video of a mum and baby, with the baby in question being super cute. Whatever your opinion about the parents, it’s really shameful and gross to use anything to do with the baby as fuel for your hate agenda. These people should be ashamed of themselves.

    • Bella says:


    • Pineapple says:

      Yah, and June, as a Mom … I just wondered, “Oh man, what’s he gonna do?” Honestly, little ones at that age? I think I would have posted video of the smash cake. At least that’s supposed to be crazy and a one year old toddler can’t mess that up too much. XO

      • June says:

        @Pineapple, I’m not a mom but I am an auntie and my nephew was a big and super mobile toddler, I had a hard time getting him to sit still for anything (and I’m rather small like Meghan). All our photos are blurry lol. I think Meghan did really well with handling him for an entire couple minutes video. Everyone saying she doesn’t look maternal or natural, it seems they have never interacted with babies/toddlers before.

  20. Mellie says:

    I fell down the rabbit hole reading about this last night. What is wrong with people?? This was a mom reading to her little boy….nothing more, nothing less, other than it was a cute video for a good cause and, as someone pointed out in what I hear is her now deleted Instagram, as an author she should have supported the cause since all the monies went toward literacy! JC.

  21. Bunny says:

    When you’re looking for (racist) reasons to hate someone, you’ll find it every time.

    If Harry had read the book, Meghan would be accused of putting Harry on display. And they’d go down the “Meghan wants to run everything” hole.

    If they’d done nothing, they’d be accused of secrecy and elitism.

    If Meghan had dressed Archie up, she’d be accused of trying to overshadow Louis/Charlotte/George or treating Archie like a prop.

    If Meghan hadn’t picked the book up, she’d be accused of applying Archie.

    They get no credit for putting this toxic crap behind them every day, and for continuing to have open, loving hearts.

    • Ginger says:

      You are spot on Bunny. I think Meghan and Harry know that no matter what they do, certain people will hate. They get no credit for continuing to press on and bring awareness to a charity.
      They didn’t leave just because of the press, they left because they got no support from the family. The RF could have talked to the press (like they have for other royals) but they didn’t. I think they know they will continue to get hate but they will continue to bring awareness and live happily away from a family that won’t defend them.

  22. Yoyo says:

    She thinks attacking Meghan will get more people to read her books.
    Her husband attack a poster on Amazon for giving her book one star, then the reviews got worse, they’re waiting for her new book in June.

  23. Whatever says:

    Emily Giffin clearly is a deeply unhappy person.

    Criticizing and demeaning Megan makes her feel superior.

    This is how white women in the South treat non-white women.

    In their eyes, non-white women do not belong.

    They like it like that.

    That is why they cling to their country clubs and cotillions and debutante galas for their daughters.

    I lived it in St. Louis. People think it’s only a British thing. White women feel safe to unleash their cattiness and classicism and racism to target non-white women at charity luncheons with such deep-seated hatred! These types want you to stay where you are and away from their successful white men.

    • Darla says:

      I didn’t understand your post until your last line. Then everything clicked, like, aha. Motive.

    • Jerusha says:

      Please stop with the South stereotype. It happens nationwide. Cotillions and debutante balls are not a thing anymore. Pick up an atlas-St. Louis is not in the South.

      • STRIPE says:

        deb balls and cotillions are still very much a thing.

      • Jerusha says:

        Not where I live. But I imagine deb balls show up wherever rich people live, be it the South, the Northeast, the Midwest or wherever. What gets tedious is painting all the people of one area with one brush. It’s lazy stereotyping. I’m about 110% sure racism happens in NYC and LA and Minneapolis and Salt Lake City and Chicago and Santa Fe and Kansa City just as it does in Montgomery and Memphis. It’s foolish to think it’s confined to one area. It’s a nationwide disgrace that has been magnified by the malignant narcissist squatting in our White House.

      • Mikaela says:

        Uh… I don’t know where you live but cotillions and debutante balls definitely DO still happen. And regarding St. Louis, to many people it is the south. Have you been there? Trust me, they’re southerners and a former slave state at that. So you go ahead and call it the Midwest. Those of us who know will keep calling it the South.

      • Jerusha says:

        Thank you, I will continue to call St. Louis the Midwest since that is what it is. Did you not read the part where I said racism happens EVERYWHERE in this country? But go ahead and pretend it’s only a South thing. It’s not.

      • Mikaela says:

        Girl, please. You’re obviously angry over nothing.

        @whatever never said racism was just a southern thing. She was discussing a certain type of racism that she has experienced in the south. Your initial post was full of condescension for no damn reason. I’m sure she didn’t need to be told to look at a map to discover where she lives by you.

      • Jerusha says:

        I wouldn’t have responded if modifiers like “some” white women in the South or “many” white women in the South had been used because I know that is true. It can also be said “some or many” white women in the USA. What was said was “white women in the South” condemning an entire group for the sins of some. I don’t hold negative stereotypes for where people live or the gods they worship or their ethnicity or other designations. There are good, bad and in-between in all areas.
        I am sorry that @whatever had such horrible experiences. The women who acted as she described are monsters. I hope she’s in a better environment now.

      • Whatever says:

        The Veiled Prophet is a debutante ball in St. Louis. The master of ceremonies wears a white hood to conceal his identity.

        There is also the Fleur des Lis. Look it up.

        The institutionalized racism in St. Louis has long been well documented with its covenants banning people of color from buying property in certain neighborhoods.

        The city’s extreme segregation today contributes to the high poverty and consequent crime in the city. One of the most segregated cities in the U.S.

        It is very much a Southern city.

        By all means, look it up.

      • Jerusha says:

        Peace, out.

  24. ABritGuest says:

    I would believe these Karens when they claim it isn’t racism/misogyny/perhaps jealousy etc if they extended even 1% of the same vitriol they show Meghan to Prince Andrew who stepped aside from royal duties recently in disgrace. Emily claims she hates how Sussexes handled stepping away from royal duties yet only Meghan attracts her ire & needs to go away on her son’s birthday.

    She also posted Clarence House’ birthday post which is a pic of Charles, Harry and Archie alone. Apparently on the royal accounts birthday posts yesterday there were lots of comments about Archie needing to be removed from Meghan, demanding divorce and Harry given custody. People like Emily would love to erase Meghan & that’s where you know it is racism. Seeing Meghan with Archie triggers her that his mixed race mum is still a hyper visible presence.

    Seems Emily’s been on the hate train a long time& I saw a truly unhinged video of her practically crying over Archie’s name for not having royal history ties (erm Eugenie, Mia, Savannah anyone?)

    I think she also one of those tumbler weirdos who shipped Kate & Harry because she recently posted pics of the pair and said she missed them. Reminded me of a Fail article a few years ago where they said Kate& Harry’s ‘flirtatious manner’ was raising eyebrows in the palace& talked about Harry as a third wheel. I guess their friendliness meant a lot to certain royal fans too.

    She apparently follows Meghan hate and fan pages. Meghan is living rent free in some heads.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kate’s default setting is flirting with any man around, see Ben Ainslie. Harry treating her like a human vs. her husband’s dismissive treatment of her was seen by those weird stans as Harry flirting. Nope, plenty of photos of Kate trying to flirt with Harry and Harry treating her the same way he treats his aunts, his granny, his godmother Lady Sarah.

    • ProfPlum says:

      Eugenie’s name actually comes from Victoria Eugenia, one of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters who became queen of Spain.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I’m surprised that she would lock her account considering how vocal she is.

      It’s interesting that she’s named her children after Kings. Maybe she’s upset that they named the baby Archie cos she’s named her sons after Kings and she knows they’ll never get close to royalty. Whereas Meghan got the Prince, had the big wedding, had the beautiful baby and then said ‘no thanks, I like my dignity more’ and Harry chose her over all the royal trappings?

      It’s sad that she could be spending time on her own children instead berating someone else’s.

    • Tessa says:

      Ironically I understand that CHarles himself approved of the name Zara for his niece which is another non royal name.

  25. Aurora says:

    I’m looking forward to phase 2 of this Karen implosion whereby Emily becomes a full-fledged victim. She will cry about how victimized she feels about all the criticism and condemnation she’s faced for 24 whole hours with no self-awareness that she and others like her have been inflicting the same harm on Meghan for 3 years running.

  26. emmy says:

    Sometimes I wonder where all these bitter women come from. And really, on the internet it’s mostly women, isn’t it? It’s more than racism, it seems like they are all SO deeply unhappy because why else do you waste this much energy on someone you’ll never meet? Jesus. They’re a happy little family, where are the victims here??? Why the outrage?

  27. BUBS says:

    What is it about a strong, self-assured, influential, unwilling-to-put-up-with-shit, black woman that triggers certain people? Also, what is it about a confident-in-self man who is unafraid to let his wife shine that also triggers some folks? And then what is it about this sort of man getting married to this sort of woman that basically makes some people lose their sh*t? Something is very wrong…Giffin sounds unhinged!

    • lanne says:

      It’s white supremacy. No matter how deeply unhappy some white women are with their lives, at least they’re not, you know, black. And white southern culture is based on putting white women on pedestals, even though the same white men putting white women on pedestals with their so-called gallantry were also the ones raping the black slaves and black maids, often having entire separate families with their black women. Meghan pushes all kinds of buttons for white women who have internalized (knowingly or unknowingly) this “I should be placed on a pedestal” crap. It means that the “prize man”, the Prince, the epitome of all they are traditionally told to believe in, has chosen the “concubine” instead of the damsel on the pedestal. This makes them positively unhinged. It’s all about surfaces. They probably wouldn’t mind Harry stepping out with Meghan had Harry married, say, Cressida or someone of her ilk (oh, that scamp Harry cavorting with actresses), as long as the blond wife wore the tiara (ahem, Kate and Will’s Rose picking, anyone). But for Harry to choose the black woman over the Epitome of Whiteness the Royal Family is akin to blasphemy.

      • Imogene says:

        yes, lanne. 100%, the best synthesis of this I’ve ever seen. bravo.

      • S808 says:


        THIS!!!! +1000000

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Inane that seems to be a very concise and absolutely piercingly on point analysis. this Lady is truly disgusting. I hope her book tanks. I never read the first one because it seemed that the lead character was revolting. Now I see why

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        LANNE 👏👏👏 Exactly this!!!

  28. Loretta says:

    I’m disgusted by that vile Emily creature.
    I’m a white woman and I find this karens so repulsive. I think they would love to forget that Archie is Meghan’s son. They are never pressed when Harry pose with him but when Meghan is with Archie they become vile,abusive and bullies.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      this woman truly is quite vile and she can surely dish it out but not take it back for even an evening.

  29. Seraphina says:

    What a beautiful video. Very natural. Seeing Archie in his indie made me nostalgic for my own when they were that age.

  30. Jerusha says:

    Jennifer Garner has worked with Save the Children for many years and her IG was the first place I saw celebs doing the readings to raise money. They all got heaps of praise. Anyway, yesterday she posted Meghan and Archie’s video and thanked them for bringing more attention to the cause. Now, there are almost never any negative comments toward JG’s posts, but yesterday the Karens showed up in force. After one posted a negative comment it got 500+ pro and con responses. I haven’t gone back to check to see if they’ve been removed.

  31. Sofia says:

    I definitely do believe it’s a bitterness that Meghan is not bowing down to the RF. They wanted her to beg at the gates of Buckingham Palace, begging to be let in and accepted but she put her middle fingers up and said “Goodbye. You can keep your tiaras and your protocol – I’m leaving”

    Also an anger that they think Meghan isn’t “appreciating” the royal family or whatever and that she should be “grateful”. Grateful about what? That they let her and Harry get married? Let two consenting adults who love each other get married?

  32. CatWomen says:

    Well some people thought Archie wasn’t real, maybe this weirdo is in that camp. If you didn’t think he existed and this big beautiful bear of a baby boy who is identical to Archie appears, you’d be nasty. Ha ha on them!!!

  33. Harper says:

    Emily Giffin’s hate for Meghan is a perfect example of how the tabloids’ smear campaigns steer public perception. Giffin was gushing over Meghan at the time of the wedding. There is even a photo of her celebrating with those life-sized cardboard cutouts of Harry and Meghan from their engagement announcement. She thought Meghan was great!

    What happened? She went along with the herd, not even knowing she was being manipulated by the Willileaks campaign. Giffin says she didn’t like how they left the Royal Family? But their exit was announced in Jan, and Giffin was having a mental breakdown about Archie’s name way before that and curiously right on schedule with the tabloid’s anti-Meghan barrage of articles.

    Giffin is the perfect example of the hate that Wills and Ma Middleton stirred up in the press in order to hide the affair with Rose and preserve Will’s image as the perfect family man. And Giffin probably has no concept of how she was turned into a anti-Meghan robot by the Fail and Wooten. Now that her career is taking a hit do you think she’ll start to understand what it feels like for the Sussexes???

    • Jodi says:

      this. and no, she won’t understand. i don’t think this woman has the capability to self reflect.

      • Babz says:

        People like her never do understand. If they could, the’d already have the awareness not to be so hateful in the first place. I cannot imagine the level of unhappiness in their lives that causes them to spew their misery and hate on an innocent person. They live in a prison of their own making, and they seriously need help. What a hellish existence.

  34. MellyMel says:

    Ooo she’s so bitter. Sad to see.

  35. Sam the Pink says:

    I love how indignant she is over Archie not wearing pants. I’ve had 4 one-year olds – they don’t wear any clothes they don’t have to wear. It would be stupid to try to get (and keep) pants on them. Does this woman recall what it was like (she does have kids)?

    • Jodi says:

      my sister kept my nephew in his jammies most of the day for the first year of his life. who cares?? that’s about as desperate a criticism as you can get. grasping at straws.

  36. Snappyfish says:

    It was cute & super sweet. Happy birthday little man. Anything else is just noise

  37. mara says:

    All that I saw in the birthday video was a tender moment between Mom and baby, and sound effects provided by a doting Dad. How is it that something so joyful can bring out the ugliness in some people?

  38. Eyfalia says:

    In part it is because they get a free pass, nobody stops them. The RF do not block their accounts or delete their tweets. The media is fine with it. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook suspend them only, if at all, after a very long process and many reports. The alt-right = racism is on the rise, everywhere. On Twitter the Nazis hardly ever get a shadowban, while the Meghan fans get shadowbanned rather quickly. Maybe Twitter thinks Nazi = white, Meghan-Fan = black?

    If for example Twitter had reacted right at the start, 2,5 years ago, and kicked them out, I am certain, this would not have gotten so big. The social media lays the ground for this bullying and hate.

    • MsIam says:

      This. Facebook, IG and Twitter helped create this monster and they need to be held accountable that their platforms have been turned into vehicles for bullying. Not just of celebrities but of regular people too. Was that the purpose of these platforms? I thought it was supposed to be a fun new way to communicate but it’s just turned into a mess and those companies make billions from it.

  39. Ginger says:

    There is something seriously wrong with Emily Giffin. She is obsessive with her hatred of Meghan. She acts like a crazy ex girlfriend. Her locking her accounts shows what a coward she is. She can dish it out but cant take it. She blocked me on Instagram for calling her out.

    • Jodi says:

      hahaha what a weak woman, she is. Meghan has taken unmitigated harassment, abuse, bullying…and she just keeps living her life, keeps doing good work, keeps showing up… Emily can’t go one day getting the same treatment that Meghan has gotten for years and she runs away crying. Meghan’s strength is an affront to these women.

  40. aquarius64 says:

    These women like Emily are like the Other Daughter, they think they’re bada$$es when they drag someone on their keyboards but cry foul and run like cowards when they get a dose of their own medicine and get called out. Just drop the bad and that’s who they truly are.

  41. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Woman reads aloud to son. Man films it. Twitter and IG not only go through the looking glass, but smash it.
    A theory. Karens resent Meghan’s lack of ‘gratitude’. She should have been ‘grateful’ for being ‘allowed’ to enter a traditionally and exclusively white space. She refused to ‘conform’ to white norms and challenged white attitudes. Then she had the unmitigated gall to reject the white space and all the tiresome tropes that came with it, and in so doing ‘took’ an archetype of the dominant white culture (monarchy) with her. Karens, channelling their ‘coming over here, taking our men’ viciousness are punishing her for refusing to be subject (and abject) to their ‘values’. The little boy is seen as a ‘token white’, his whiteness dominant, and thus can be ‘rescued’ from her.
    Pretty sick, if true.

    • Jodi says:

      you’re not wrong with this.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      If true that is very sick. But it isn’t like we don’t have a terrible history of sick colonialism both in Britain and the US. The US used to steal Native American babies to be educated in schools and raised white. The attitude that babies should be “rescued” from parents of color is unfortunately one of the darkest parts of the US history. And the stupid racist ignorant remnants of those ugly ideas are now proudly protesting to let people of all colors die so they can go back to bars during a pandemic. They do not represent all of our culture (in my opinion a small but noisy minority of our culture is still full of racism sexism and hate). But we cannot afford to ignore these folks or pretend they aren’t there. A black man was just gunned down going for a jog. A biracial woman is targeted for reading for her child. The President sucks his demented followers on the Governor of Michigan because “that woman” asked for lifesaving help. A Jewish official has gun waving psychopaths terrorizing her at her home. The idiots who spew this hate should be outed and never allowed to have peace for the rest of their lives. Trump has shown all of us we cannot ever allow ourselves to go back to thinking racism, sexism, violence and hate against any group is not as big a problem anymore. It was ignorant to every think it. (If not realizing how evil some people were made me a part of the problem I never plan to be that stupid again) we have a segment of evil we need to vigilantly fight every day. We can’t let these bullies define our country and our world, we just can’t.

    • starryfish29 says:

      I shudder to think what this family would be going through and the kind of abuse he would be getting if Archie was even remotely visibly black. His ‘royal blood’ would not be enough to keep these unhinged people at bay. It’s no wonder that M&H wanted out.

    • SwirlmamaD says:

      Hit that nail right on the head.

  42. Ruby_Woo says:

    The constant commentary of Harry being ‘unhappy’ and regretting moving away from the RF is so strong that it really hurts these people seeing them as a happy unit. They’ve really put a lot of emotional investment seeing this marriage disintegrate and him returning.

    And it’s weird how they criticise her for being ‘unmaternal’. Have they never been around babies? They wriggle and squirm and pick everything up to chew on. The RF have made such an effort curating the ‘perfect’ staged pictures that seeing a normal mum-baby story-time annoys their followers. That recent pic of Louis – Instagram vs reality felt like they’ve realised a little bit authenticity is actually better.

    Some people actually complained that he didn’t have trousers on, like they expected him in a 3 piece suit and top-hat!

    • S808 says:

      They’re so deep in their hate they want this family unit destroyed and for Archie to grow up without his mother like Harry has to grow up without his. It’s sick.

  43. Noodle says:

    I would love to see a video of a her interpretation of a “maternal” mom reading a book to her toddler so we can compare. This whole “she’s an actress and she’s acting” trope is exhausting. There was nothing fake or non-maternal about Meghan in the video; on the contrary, she was warm and patient and nurturing. I’m not sure where this woman is getting this, apart from her own warped royal fantasies.

  44. Kim says:

    The absolutely perfect train wreck: Mommy shaming, race bating, and famous people who don’t live their life by social media approval.

  45. Case says:

    I never do this, but I actually went and commented on Emily’s account in defense of Meghan before she shut it down. It made me irate to think during a pandemic this woman has nothing better to do or nicer to say than criticize a first-time mom reading with her baby for charity.

    For the Royals and their enthusiasts (which Emily definitely seems to be), Meghan can never do anything right. They act like she’s the evil seductress who lured Harry from his family, when in reality: 1) He’s a grown man who can make decisions with his wife. 2) She threw herself wholeheartedly into her work as a royal. She clearly loved the people and was passionate about her patronages, not to mention she worked her butt off, and that still wasn’t enough. Now she’s moved away from the spotlight, leaving the attention, title, and taxpayer money behind, and guess what? Still not enough!

    It’s maddening. I look at her and Harry and I see the loveliest, most down-to-earth couple who are so in love and did what they felt was right for their family. I like them and admire them so much. I don’t understand how people see anything different.

    • Jodi says:

      i did the same on her account for the same reasons. this is a deep, dark issue that is wrapped in women judging women, women feeling like women need to behave a certain way or else, racism, jealousy, control, misogyny especially for women of color …. it runs deep and all these people are showing their cards now. it gets worse and worse on the internet. they all feel they are justified in this. it’s so ugly. it’s really shown me also how people really do expect someone to put up with toxic behavior and if you don’t, they come at you. they’re all so angry at her for not putting up with her own family’s toxicity and they shame her for it and they are angry at her for not putting up with the RF’s toxicity. there’s so much to dissect in this. it’s terrible.

  46. kyliegirl says:

    It just proves that whatever Harry and Meghan do will never be enough. It was such a lovely video that shared a glimpse of little Archie’s developing personality and his parent’s obvious joy. Yes Meghan was reading to Archie, but Harry’s presence was felt as well. Harry wasn’t on screen, but you could hear his happiness and pride in his little family throughout the video. I personally think there is a lot of jealousy involved. She has a husband who loves and supports her. Is proud of her and is not afraid to let her shine. She has an adorable child who is thriving. In short, she is winning. I don’t know if the same could be said for their fave and that is sad. I think Kate is living Diana’s life more than Meghan is.

  47. Valiantly Varnished says:

    And then like coward she is she put her social media accounts on private.

  48. Amy says:

    I don’t understand why anyone would be bothered by this video, it was cute and was for a good cause.

    Here is what I don’t get if you don’t like someone whether it is Meghan, Kate, Angelina or Jen why pay attention to what they do. I am not a huge fan of Angelina Jolie, nothing personal she just doesn’t interest me. So I just ignore her, I don’t stalk what she is doing or worry about it I just live mylife and if she is in a movie or something I just keep moving.

    So why can’t people do that with the Royals. If Meghan bothers them so much ignore her it isn’t hard.

    I personally thought the video was cute and I really enjoyed how Arch was like yeah I know i said i wanted this duck book but like no more. It was hilarious.

    • Case says:

      Never understood this. People dedicate social media accounts to people, shows, and movies they hate. What a terrible and wasteful way to spend one’s time!

    • June says:

      @Amy, this is what I’ve been thinking. If you hate a woman so much that a short video of her reading to her child FOR CHARITY is going to set you off, better you just avoid any media about said woman.
      But of course, people revel in hate. A lot of public “gossip” is just hate, and probably people working out their own issues through hating a public figure.

  49. Lady Keller says:

    This video seems to be some kind of rorschach test. What you see reveals more about yourself than anything. It’s interesting that the book she is reading is about seeing the same image 2 different ways. I’ve read some of the hateful comments and all these people are doing is showing their own asses. I see a typical mom reading to a typical 1 year old. It can be hard to get them to sit still and hard for them to pay attention, but Archie is obviously very comfy with his mother and it’s obvious that he gets read to a lot. To me it looks like a video that any one of my middle class mom friends would post online so while it’s sweet and I’m happy to get to see how big Archie is getting it isn’t a big deal to me.

  50. Bailie says:

    I love the video, it’s so cute and sweet.

    Meghan seems like a lovely, kind, intelligent, thoughtful, caring person and mother with a huge heart.

    She should just keep living her best life and let the jealous, petty, racist bigots and misogynists stew in their own hatred and pettiness.

    I do wish women would be more supportive of each other, it makes me sad that we often turn on each other.

    Happy birthday cutie pie Archie, you are very lucky to have such great parents!

  51. Coco says:

    It was for charity! Yes, she was looking up at the camera sometimes instead of always at Archie, because she (and Harry) knew it was being filmed for Save the Children!

    Meghan could redirect her entire life to bookbinding, and personally assemble every future novel Emily Griffin ever publishes, and Giffin still wouldn’t be happy.

  52. yinyang says:

    The video was perfect you can see that California sun shining through and the love she has for that boy. There are so many bitter Karens on twitter, lipstick alley, dailyhate, be warned!! And it sucks because ignoring them never makes it go away and makes it bigger, and if you cut them back even deeper than they cut they just sink lower, you can’t win at THEIR game. I’m always so greatful though for that one beackon of hope comment sticking up for Meghan. I swear these haters will stop at nothing until they get reigned in, really they are my spirtual practice. Mean girls (people) rule the world right now.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Your last line is exactly how I’m feeling these days. The president is the high school bully – insecure and mean, and then this stuff. Ugh, it is awful. Is it so hard to think of others and at least be polite?

      • yinyang says:

        You know, some socialoglist think we’re gradually going to shift from a socitey that groups themselves in classes (poor vs middleclass vs rich) towards a society that groups themselves by agressive vs peaceful people, I find that very interesting. Maybe thats what we’re seeing playing out.

      • Dee Kay says:

        @yinyang that is an interesting idea. I’m going to give that idea a lot of thought, thanks for sharing.

      • Bailie says:

        Unfortunately, TRUMP and the Republican Party gave permission to the most awful people to come of the woodwork and spew any hatred that they feel like spewing at whoever without consequences.

        TRUMP brought out the worst in some many people, yes, we had racism, misogyny, bigotry, bullying long before TRUMP decided to run for the President of the United States, but TRUMP made it more than okay to behave without civility, respect, honesty and kindness towards one another.

        Almost anything goes these days.

        I don’t how we are going to turn the clock back…..on so much hate.

        At least we must have BIDEN for President and we go from there.

  53. Cosmo says:

    Some people are so sick and jealous that they can’t even admit it was a cute video for a good cause. They’re pathetic

  54. TheOriginalMia says:

    When I saw her rant yesterday, I rolled my eyes because of course some jealous Becky/Karen would comment on that sweet video. They are so freaking pressed about this black woman living her best life with her prince and child. I promised myself that I wouldn’t amplify this woman’s posts because she has a book coming out in a month. But…I have thoroughly enjoyed the dragging. If she wanted attention, she most certainly got it. Her apology was typical of her writing. TRASH. She didn’t do anything to Meghan, but she most certainly has ruined her own book launch. I hope she’s asked about her crazy rantings and her book flops.

    In all my years of reading romance novels, there have been 2 books which I didn’t finish and threw in the trash. Something Borrowed was one of them.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I bet so. This woman seems so entitled, I would probably end up hoping the characters in her Book ended up in a hair-pulling match

  55. Kazzzz says:

    A real-life Karen here. Why is it suddenly ok to associate the worst of female behavior with women who share my name.
    I’m a long time reader of this site, big supporter of H& M and I’m genuinely mystified why now, apparently it’s ok to use my name as a catch-all phrase for female assholery.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Karen, Jan, Becky. They’re all used this way, but I don’t see others complaining.

    • MsIam says:

      Well Karen you need to take it up with the person who created that cat meme that started it all. Sorry but it’s become part of the culture now. Don’t worry this too shall pass.

    • Janet says:

      @Kazzzz I was just thinking how offensive it would be to hear/read this and be named Karen.

      Also, wasn’t there a post here a while back explaining that it was used to describe the sort of entitled person who asks to speak to the manager when their out of line demands have been refused?

      I mean, this woman sounds like an asshole, but I don’t really see how the moniker applies.

      • osito says:

        I am just going to leave the same comment every time I see “But I don’t understand…”: Research it. Develop questions, and then develop questions about your questions. Read information from valid sources that answer your questions in parts or whole cloth. Then ask more questions. If you find yourself reading something offensive, ask yourself more questions and do more research. Read *books* about how oppression works, both historically and in contemporary socio-political spheres. Listen to TEDtalks and podcasts that feature in-depth discussions by and for people of color about race and gender.

        Because what you’re doing isn’t asking a question. It’s asking for validation of your already formed opinion. If you want to understand, you can. The information is out there.

    • lilly22 says:

      Karen was a popular name in the 60′s, 70′s and even early 80′s, but it wasn’t uniformly a white upper class name. You’ll find more than your fair share of Karens who are women of color. I get the others a bit more, but still think this is a bad idea to denigrate this way. Now my teenage daughter and friends use Starbucks White Girl, and back in my day it was WASP’s(now the P was actually Protestant although some would use princess) the other one with a J which I refuse to write. Using these names aren’t quite the same as the ones above but its really just code for the same meaning and I don’t think time will be kind to that idea of this kind of insult.

      Sorry to the Karen’s of the world I think you are mislabeled.

      • Janet says:

        I think that the bottom line is that playing into any form of division, teams, us and them, is playing someone else’s game.

        Entitlement has zero to do with gender, hair color, skin color, race or even age. It has to do with feeling as if you can intimidate someone based on your self-perceived importance and usually their lack of economic power. It’s a question of character and ego.

    • Nic919 says:

      Making this about yourself is a very Karen thing to do.

  56. lanne says:

    You know, this whole Meghan and Harry saga has revealed some really interesting things. If I were a royal strategiest, I would be very, very worried right now. Have you noticed that the worst racist hatred of Meghan has come from “royalists?” The Royal Family risks becoming the champion of racists. Let me rephrase that. The royal family has always been championed by racists, but now they risk being BRANDED as the home for racial “purists.” That’s a big, big problem that no one over in CH, KP or BP gave any thought to when they chased the Sussexes away.

    The more Harry and Meghan show up, telegenic, doing good things, achieving results, connecting with people, the worse the royal family will look. These are clearly 2 people who could have been assets for the RF, and they’ve been cast out? Cast out of a Commonwealth that’s 90% nonwhite? The most important thing for any royal family to do is endure, and over the 20th century, the RF made changes to ensure they would indeed endure (becoming visible, allowing “morganatic” marriages to non-royals–100 years ago, even Diana would not have been considered an adequete royal bride because even though she was an aristocrat with deeper English bloodlines than the RF, she was not “royal.” “Royal” princesses from dinky little German principalities were the correct marriage partners). Now they risk their entire existence AS a royal family because they refuse to acknowledge they need to adapt. How will the British royal family justify its own exist in a Brexit Britain? How will they maintain their global prestige? By linking themselves to racists? That’s an approach for sure, but is it an approach with any long-term viability?

    Those who want to pull us all into a new Dark Ages (the Trumps, Bolsonaros, Johnsons, Putins of the world–and I forgot the Hungary dudes name) may yet succeed for a time, but they are vastly outnumbered. Does the RF want to OPENLY admit to being on their side (because we all can see how much they clearly are now)? They acknowledge how Uncle David (Edward 8) would have brought down the monarchy with his Nazi sympathies (even though many an aristocrat shared them). I’m not saying that Meghan and Harry can of themselves, bring down the British monarchy, and I’m sure that neither of them wants that–especially Harry. But they certainly can be the catalysts for a reckoning that’s been on its way since Diana died.

    The Royal family strategests have a Harry and Meghan problem of their own creation–one that can seriously tarnish the prestige the RF banks so much upon. Someone over there needs to be writing a very kind letter to the Sussexes begging them to come back to the RF–on their own terms, minus the Royal Rota. And Charles needs to put a muzzle on big brother Willie.

    • blue36 says:

      They are encouraging it themselves though so I don’t think they care that they are championing racism right now. Just look at the comments under Archie’s birthday posts for all three accounts, they are not following their own social media guidelines, but as soon as someone posts a rose emoji or mention’s Andrew you are suddenly banished. Someone on twitter posted a thread about how they don’t remove any of the racist disgusting comments that are made towards Meghan but are quick to delete anything that’s critical about the other royals.

      • Molly says:

        Caity Weaver or similar should write about this. What Will Get You Blocked by the Royal Instagram Accounts.

      • Babz says:

        I would love to see Ronan Farrow take on a project like this. People on Twitter have been forwarding tweets about the abuse Meghan has received to him, begging him to do a deep dive on the British tabloid tactics to expose them. He would be brilliant at it.

    • Bohemian Angel says:

      Lanne THAT family are aligning themselves with those same racist Brexiteers. Right now in the UK it’s alright to be racist, we have a proper racist government (don’t be fooled by the Asian ‘faces’ you see), a racist ‘royal’ family and a extremely racist press/media. Brexit gave the green light for these animals to come out in full force and show the world who they really are. Sadly for Meghan, she came in the middle of all the nonsense and has had her reputation ruined as a lot of hate was directed at her. These racist brits see the ‘royal’ family as the last bastion of ‘Rule Britannia’ in their evil minds they believe Meghan had no right to be there, especially as they were trying to get rid of all foreigners only to have one marry into their perfect lily white family!

    • Emmitt says:

      I don’t think the royal family is concerned about being the patron of racists, when they are encouraging the racist attacks on Meghan. The reason the press is so rabid to attack Meghan is they’ve been given the green light by the royal family.

      They will only get concerned when non-white Commonwealth countries leave, although William may not care.

  57. Sof says:

    Why would they want Harry reading the book? To fuel their dumb theories of him being a victim?
    I follow Poppy Delevigne on instagram, she seems to be part of the campaign and always posts snippets of people reading on her stories. She was really excited to have Meghan, someone should tell the author.

    Meghan was great in that video, it made me want to watch the elephant documentary, I find her voice soothing.

  58. HK9 says:

    Here Megan is, reading to her son and enjoying it like all mothers do and the Karens of the world are upset. You know why, here’s a beautiful educated biracial woman who married a prince leading a life that The “Karens” of the world were raised to believe was only reserved for them. Megan is proff that thar belief is false and they are shook & salty. Quite frankly, it gives me all the more pleasure watching Megan & Harry live their life. They greatest revenge is living well, and they are.

  59. Sidewithkids says:

    I actually watched, waiting for something to happen. All I saw was a cute video and actually ways to read aloud to kids.

    There’s something very strong, efficient and powerful about this woman that is very triggering for women who don’t feel the same way in their own lives.

    • Dee Kay says:

      “There’s something very strong, efficient and powerful about this woman that is very triggering for women who don’t feel the same way in their own lives.” <– this is exactly what I think about Hillary-haters. I wouldn't think women as different as Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, and Meghan Markle have too much in common, but what they seem to have in common is that I really respect and admire them all, and many women seem deeply triggered and revolted by them. I don't get it but I do notice it.

  60. EviesMom says:

    Gleefully went to Goodreads and rated all her basic books with 1 star. What an asshat. I’m
    A bit embarrassed that I even read Emily’s books. Happy to report I stopped buying her books way before this incident as they are really quite boring & repetitive.

    I am thankful all these racists are unveiling themselves. Makes it much easier to decide which books & products to support.

    Huzzah! Love Marian Keyes and Lauri Notaro aa authors.

  61. Deanne says:

    Poor Meghan. She’s sweetly reading an obviously well loved book to her squirming baby and somehow isn’t maternal and is making it all about herself. You’d think she was reading excerpts of Finding Freedom to the kid while in full hair and makeup. This Emily person even suggested that a baby filmed in a onesie, was somehow having his privacy invaded. Sigh. Lord knows she’s gotten enough criticism to last several lifetimes, but there’s always a huge crew of parenting and child development geniuses waiting to pounce on every person who has the misfortune to be photographed or filmed with their child. If you aren’t risking their death by holding them wrong, you are accused of dressing them wrong, feeding them wrong, allowing them to sleep in the wrong way etc. It’s an endless list. Judging how maternal someone is seems to be part of a new skillset that I’m not aware of. All I got out of that video was the sweetness of it and that I was jealous that Meghan and Harry get to hold that chunky little body and those cute fat baby feet.

    • Babz says:

      He is the sweetest little chonk of a baby isn’t he? I have no kids and I would give anything to get a chance to hug an adorable little one like him!

      • Deanne says:

        My children are long past cuddling and when I try to hug them now they claim they are social distancing. He’s definitely adorable and very huggable.

  62. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    Hear me out. Do these women think Meghan may be pregnant again (I think so), which means to them that the marriage is strong in their eyes?

    Bitter bitches. I cannot stand their tired, racist asses. They are the people that cause death and harm to people. Ugh.

    • schmootc says:

      I can see that being the case. I mean, they’ve always been awful to her, but I’m sure another baby would be the nail in the coffin of their dreams of Harry leaving her and coming back to the fold.

      It really is an ugly, ugly thing to watch something so lovely and try to turn it into something awful. I hope relocating and getting some distance helps the Sussexes tune out the hate.

  63. woohoosah says:

    I think she looks nervous. She knows that everything she does begets a windfall of scrutiny. She looks like a bullied middle schooler on the first day of high school – trying to be chill, but acutely aware that now her mothering skills and child are new fodder for haters. I am happy for her that she hasn’t been completely bullied out of public life, as it’s obviously something she worked for many years to achieve.

  64. BlueJay says:

    In addition to the racism, these Karens all fear the boys that they have raised to hero worship them as the only woman that could meet their needs and the only woman that loves them, recognising how toxic that relationship is and fleeing THEIR families. These Karens ALL have a family member that doesn’t speak to them, that limits contact, and they’re infuriated at that. Isn’t blood thicker than water? They’re all variations of Thomas Markle. Harry and Meghan reveal how common family estrangement is when we still treat it as a taboo,

  65. Awkward symphony says:

    The snake locked her Twitter account and is blocking everyone who leaves comments questioning her behaviour at Instagram. She said MUCH WORSE things and people thankfully took screenshots before she deleted. I notice she posted a fake apology where she doesnt even say sorry to Meghan but continues to excuse it as her “being honest like with her girlfriends”😤 the bish is unhinged and thinks people are overeating.
    I hope she loses contracts. She’s a has been who ironically became famous for a book about a women who takes her friend’s husband out of jealousy

  66. Guest with Cat says:

    I saw what this woman said about Meghan and it matched almost word for word some posts I saw repeated regularly on the Daily Mail comments section. So FYI, she’s probably one of the regular fanatics who posts vitriol there. I didn’t pay sufficient attention to what name she posted under. I was just skimming and noticed the match-up.

    Of course I suppose it could be anyone posting this tripe. It’s not as if any of these people are using the better capabilities of their brains. They’re sticking to a pretty basic refrain when it comes to Meghan: She’s not maternal enough. She’s not royal enough. She’s not enough of whatever standard they’ve got the moving goal posts set to on any given topic.

    I personally wouldn’t call this woman a Karen. It unnecessarily demeans innocent women named Karen. My dad almost named me Karen and I hate to think how awful I’d feel today if his choice had won out over my mom’s choice. Her name is Emily and she’s putting a pretty ugly stain on her own name and reputation lowering herself to Samantha Markle levels of deranged vicious commentary. Sadly, “Samantha” was a favorite name of mine and Samantha Grant Markle has gone ruined it for me. I’ll have to go binge watch “Bewitched” to get back my fondness for the name!

    I absolutely love the video of Meghan reading to us and to Archie. She did a fantastic job and it was absolutely adorable and I am at loss on how these unhinged people can see anything bad in it.

    My baby didn’t chew on her books but she chewed on everything else at that age. She didn’t like being held for too long, either. That wasn’t a rejection of me or due to my being bad at holding her. Many babies that age just want to be moving and doing. Especially if they are teething.

    “Is this Emily Giffin creature even really a mother?” “Do we know for sure if HER baby bump was real?” See how easily such horrible accusations can be aimed at any target? Don’t unleash such ugliness on people if you’re not prepared to have it aimed right back at yourself.

    That’s why when I have something critical to say on here about Kate or William or some other celebrity, I often try to mention that I’m a complete potato of a human being and nothing to write sonnets about myself. I do not come from an untouchable position myself. I understand I’m a flawed human being making remarks about other flawed human beings. It keeps me from being sucked into this vortex of hate that I’m seeing people like Emily Giffin fall into. She needs to check herself and take a seat.

  67. Elizabeth says:

    That was such a sweet, cute video. Literally Meghan cannot do *anything* right in some people’s eyes… it is a very ugly phenomenon. Literally she can’t even read a book for charity but must be criticized as a mother & a woman. Textbook misogynoir. Totally sickening. Don’t even know what to say…. She could cure cancer and they’d be angry at her. There’s no reasoning with this mindset.

  68. Gingerbee says:

    Those bitter Karens will be apoplectic with rage, because the book is now sold out on Amazon, and Sussexsquard is also reporting that it is also sold out world wide. Let me see how those haters will spin this. The Archie effect is real.

  69. Vanessa says:

    A lot of these woman who hate Meghan are truly pathetic white woman who are told throughout their life’s that their special . They can’t handle a black woman living better than them being married to living breathing prince their whole life they been told their the ultimate goal they are the ones who get their happy ending other woman especially woman of color are not supposed to find love especially a prince . What people are witness are white woman throwing a huge tantrum because a woman of color is living and breathing what they been told their whole life belongs to them only . It’s jealousy on a global national stage by white woman .

  70. paddingtonjr says:

    It is frightening how vicious people are about Meghan and Archie. For years, Harry has expressed discontent with his life but when he finally finds a woman whom he loves and loves him, when he finally has peace and focus with his life, people attack Meghan and paint her as this evil shrew who has corrupted poor Harry. Some people just want Harry to marry an “English keen rose”, someone who would appear to be working but never upstage W&K, and be content making vague noises about “working” and “wanting to be normal.” Instead he marries a strong, independent, smart woman who is told duchesses are expected to work, she has worked all her life, so she tries to do a good job by representing the Crown, supporting her husband’s work and starting her own projects. That Meghan has not been reactionary, has not engaged, and has simply moved on with her life is a credit to her character.

    So she celebrates her son’s birthday by sharing a video of her reading to him in support of Save the Children, something many other celebrities and regular people, with or without children, have done in the past several weeks. And she gets attacked, Archie gets attacked. The people criticizing her and making rude comments about Archie need to seriously look at their lives and character. All I saw on the video was a proud, involved mother reading to her squirmy, active toddler while Daddy filmed it in support of a charity.

  71. L4frimaire says:

    That video was awesome and so cute. It was funny, and both mom and dad have a sense of humor. Archie is a sweet, typical baby. How babies love to throw down things for mom to pick up. They look and sound relaxed and happy. These bitter broads are the same hateful crew who are bothered and nasty every time the Sussexes, especially Meghan, do anything. If it’s not this, it’s something else. They are upset, in fact infuriated, that they are a tight knit, happy family, the love is evident, and they are doing things that are meaningful to them. If anyone thinks these two are going to go away and hide, they’re delusional. Certain women are groomed to expect that they get all the rewards and reverence, simply for existing. They’re quite happy to benefit from an unequal system or upper class feminism. However, when a woman who they consider invisible or beneath them attains what they think is rightfully theirs, the ugliness comes out. How does she get that job, that house, that wealth, that power, that ( white)man. She must have done something dishonest to get it, those types of women are not respectable. They don’t know their place. The level of vitriol and obsession is unprecedented. I’m surprised they haven’t accused Meghan of resurrecting the ghost of Sally Hemings yet. Ugh, this is getting old and we are tired.

  72. Laura-j says:

    While I think there is likely some major racism thrown in there. Does anyone else notice that anytime any celebrity posts a cute picture or video of their kids the pearl clutchers come out. A mom kissing a kid on the lips, a child wearing shorts, a dad holding a baby in a funny way… a woman trying to make a video reading with a squirmy toddler… my god… the vitriol.

    I have no idea who this person is complaining is, but Meghan and Archie look happy as hell. And that’s great.

  73. Feeshalori says:

    All these horrible reactions to a sweet endearing video of a loving mother reading to her adorable and adored child has made me want to go back to watch it for the 10th time now.

  74. Truthiness says:

    Emily and all the Karens of the world do not speak for me, my friends or anyone like me. That video was a ray of light in a very dark time. Now that I know Emily’s name I will be sure I don’t buy a single thing she writes.

  75. yinyang says:

    Good! The b—- apologized!!

    • L4frimaire says:

      Fake apology probably written by her publicist. That woman is only sorry about the reaction to her disgusting posts. She’s an unhinged POS.

      • Olenna says:

        Agree, and it would be a long and difficult stretch to call that an apology. She still blames the Sussexes for her hateful thoughts and opinions.

  76. starryfish29 says:

    It’s really simple actually, white people and white women, in particular, get upset when they feel that POC “don’t know their place.” Black people are not supposed to have nice lives and nice things, this is seen as “rising above their station.” This is especially true if your success involves occupying a typically white space. Wealth or success itself is considered a white space, but literally being in a role that has always belonged to white people is adding insult to injury (see white people being triggered by the Obamas). That’s where the “I can’t put my finger on it” crowd comes in with their “totally not racist” dislike. There’s just something about you that doesn’t feel right, you’re not fitting in etc. Every innocuous thing that you do is cause for suspicion, and if they just look hard enough they’ll find that thing that definitively proves that society should finally strip you of your unearned status, and remand you back to where you belong. Putting an end to the existential nightmare of you simply joyfully existing, right in front of their salad!
    Even more than having the temerity to succeed in life is the sin of not appearing to be grateful enough for being allowed to have that success. Instead of meekly existing in the shadows where they don’t have to see you and think about you, you’re out here living your life and enjoying your success, God, that is just so boastful, to actually consider yourself deserving of what society has always decreed that you aren’t. And heaven forbid that you acknowledge that being wealthy and successful doesn’t exempt you from the larger effects of racism, then the gloves truly come off. That is the ultimate act of ingratitude.

    A prince falling in love with a woman of color who dares to be happy and seemingly unphased by the world that she’s been “allowed” into is the ultimate manifestation of this. That he would value her so much that he’d step away from all of the trappings of whiteness and defend her from people like them, that’s just declaring outright war.

  77. Rose says:

    The video was charming! Archie is magnificent and well-nourished, probably off the charts for his size/age (NOT fat, just a beautiful and healthy, large boy). Meghan looks lovely and so natural-love seeing them looking casual, as though they are sitting in their living room. The charity is such a good cause and Meghan joins a great group of actors who’ve made videos for this charity-really fun to check out the Instagram page. Having raised a few kids, I wonder if its possible that he has or is getting over an ear infection? He was tugging on his ear a bit and that was often a sign with mine at that age. I’m sure his parents are completely on top of it. and am not suggesting that they wouldn’t know about it. In any case, Meghan was very poised throughout and Archie did amazing for a one-year old. That testy woman is of no consequence.

  78. SM says:

    I am not sure how is that possible to assume how Harry feels? Why make statements on behalf of someone you have never met? I am sure there is hurt and regret for having to make that choice which I am sure was and can not be easy for anyone having a sense of family and duty. And I am sure Harry have those. It is making a choice that you know to be right despite the hurt and regret as a necessary sacrifice is what is outstanding in this situation.

  79. Nancy says:

    The Gary Janetti Instagram cut of the video absolutely nailed it

    • Olenna says:

      @Nancy, you’re trolling. Janetti is a vicious clown, and I wouldn’t view or read anything he posted.

  80. Kathy36617 says:

    I’ve been binge watching over and over again, the original Upstairs Downstairs. It is fascinating the way Hudson, the butler, and the cook, Mrs. Bridges are always chastising the junior staff to “mind their place.” In one particular episode, the House Parlor Maid, Daisy got a phone call from her husband, Edward (chauffeur/valet). Hudson was outraged because the telephone was put in the Bellamy household for the people upstairs and “not for the likes of us!”

    Another episode had Mrs. Bellamy chased out of the kitchen because she was disrespecting her place as mistress of the house by helping out the overworked, simple kitchen maid “Daisy”. These Brits may not say it out loud but they are extremely rigid about people rising “above their station” that is part of why they will NEVER stop the critical coverage of Meghan. Being biracial, she should have just coward at Kate’s heels and hid her awesome abilities because being more successful and hard working was above her station. Smh.

    • Nancy says:

      It is hilarious to see you trying to interpret British class culture through the lens of Upstairs Downstairs!

      You have said about 15 things that reveal you have no understanding of how things are perceived in the U.K. and the idea that you think you can watch a decades old TV show and declare yourself an expert is laughable.

      I’ve seen Happy Days, should I tout myself as an expert on all things American?

      • Ed says:

        You are wrong prove it

      • Katherine P Williams says:

        I never said I was an expert in British culture. This is the problem with people jumping to conclusions about Meghan’s motivations. It is very obvious that people are riled up bc Meghan & Harry chosing to live life their way is “disrespecting the queen ie not knowing her place. Geez lighten up already!

  81. Sass says:

    Lol Emily Giffin is mad because that board book is better than anything she’s ever written. She tried being a “serious” author with Everything We Ever Wanted and it suuuuuuucked. She should stick to Hallmark movie plots.

  82. Sofia says:

    You say it yourself “No one knows what kind of a mother she really is” yet you’re saying she views him as an accessory? Perhaps you should follow your own advice?

  83. Natalee says:

    Go away Karen. Why should the 1 year old be the “center of focus” for a video that was made for a charity campaign? Why don’t you assholes ever READ????????

  84. Ginger says:

    A lot of people saw a video of a mother reading to her son, He most certainly was not an accessory. If you saw something else, that is on you. The video was not awkward, unless you find videos of mothers reading to their sons awkward.

  85. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    I think they see their children as accessories. Classic projection.

  86. Freedancer says:

    Projection that IS the perfect word. All their troubles, strategy, pettiness… Projected on them. Sick minds