Jennifer Garner thanked Meghan for supporting Save The Children, the Karens went crazy

Meghan reading to Archie
Jennifer Garner reposted the video of Duchess Meghan reading Duck! Rabbit! to baby Archie with a really nice caption thanking her for doing that. Garner has worked with the charity Meghan was supporting, Save The Children, for over ten years. Childhood poverty and literacy are personal causes for Garner, and she’s spoken passionately about seeing children grow up poor in her native West Virginia. So when Garner thanks Meghan and praises her for sharing this video, she surely means it. Here’s what she wrote:

Dear Meghan and Harry,

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous son with the world and allowing us to join you in celebrating his first birthday.

We are humbled and grateful that you chose @savewithstories to mark this special day and in so doing – have raised the visibility of @savethechildren’s work in the US and UK and have helped feed and educate children in desperate need of both.

More than anything – watching you lovingly talk through the pictures while your clever Archie turns the pages – lifts all of us up and reminds us that what may seem like a duck just might turn out to be a rabbit. Thank you for this joyful and meaningful shift in perspective.

[From Jennifer Garner’s Instagram]

That was nice! I love how she called Archie clever, he is! Ooh and I didn’t realize that the choice of that specific book could have another meaning, like how people interpret things differently and that things aren’t always what they seem. I like how Garner closed with that, it was smart. Maybe she got help with this or a person at the charity wrote it, but either way it was a great response to a sweet and charitable video.

As we’ve seen though, Meghan being a doting mom and a giving person really makes some Karens mad. There are women being super mean, racist and a-holish in the comments to this on Instagram and I know because those are some of the most upvoted comments, which puts them near the top. I’m not going to post anyone’s usernames but here are some of them.

Honestly… could Megan not just post a beautiful picture of Archie!!! It’s not about her. She is definitely not Royal! And please don’t post Sussex-royal as that was taken away from you!!!

I have children therefore I am totally entitled to say….fakest kisses ever hun! More acting classes for next propaganda please

They dont want to be in the public eye but do stuff like this???

Dear Jen , this video is just about Megan trying to make herself look good and friendly! Do not give Megan the attention she so craves.She is not a good person .Do not praise her , Please !!!!!

If she hadn’t deliberately left her child in a diaper to throw an fu to the Royal Family I might have cut her some slack. She knows she can’t come close to the class that Kate has and her adorably dressed children, she goes way opposite for attention and a “ I’ll show them” pompous, arrogant attitude.

[From comments on Instagram]

As it goes with comments, there are so many others praising Meghan for being a regular mom in a messy bun in shorts with a baby chewing on a book. A lot of women are schooling these a-hole Karens too. One lady responded to the second comment by advising her to read the Bible!

To be clear I’m not blaming Garner or her social media person for these comments. You can delete negative comments and block people on Instagram, but that would be a full time job with the amount of comments Garner gets. It’s just incredible to me how people (Karens) can pick Meghan apart and criticize her for a sweet little video of her reading to her baby. She released it for charity for god’s sake! She also is super attentive to Archie and isn’t that polished. I get glammed up for Zoom meetings. Can you imagine if Meghan dressed nicely, did her makeup and had her hair done? The Beckys/Karens would eviscerate her for that too.

In the Gossip with Celebitchy podcast that’s coming out Sunday morning, #51, Kaiser and I talk about author Emily Giffin’s unhinged and racist rant against Meghan. We don’t want to give these people any attention, but at the same time think that they should be exposed. That kind of hate needs a light shined on it sometimes, especially now.

Jennifer Garner takes a Cinco de Mayo walk in her neighborhood

This photo of Garner out with her kids, dog and a cat in a stroller is from last week.
Jennifer Garner goes for a walk with her kids and the family pets

Photos credit: Backgrid and via Instagram

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  1. Sofia says:

    I think it’s absolutely unfair that these people have to attack everything Meghan attaches her name onto. It’s just another way of making everyone not want to work with Meghan because they want them to think she’s too much “baggage” and don’t want to deal with the headache. And they also need some place to go now that SussexRoyal (as well as some Royal Forums) have shut down comments.

    • MsIam says:

      I don’t know why people think that these comments will make people “not want to work with Meghan!” Companies know this shit is not real, that this is troll bots. I read where Save the Children got $55k in donations after Meghan and Archies video was posted. And look how Vogue and Smart Works both sold out despite all of the Karen’s best efforts.

      • Ginger says:

        I agree. The haters are a small number but loud. They make multiple accounts to make it seem like so many hate Meghan.

        Meanwhile, they raise so much money for their charities and everything that Meghan has launched has sold out. They have way more supporters than haters.

        Also, if you go to Emily Giffin’s Facebook, she is getting dragged. These are people that used to follow her saying they won’t now because of her treatment of Meghan.

      • Miumiiiu says:

        You could call Meghan haters trolls of course, trolls are anyone who post negativity in comments right?
        But bots are sponsored by some large entity, notably Russia in 2016 and China is doing it a lot now, especially with the covid critique happening.
        who would be paying for bots against Meghan? There has to be monetary reason idk who would want that badly enough to pay

      • pineapple says:

        Miumiiiu, there was recently an article in The New York Times (I think) proving that William and Kate “hired” bots to ensure that their social media numbers are higher than the Sussex’s. If Harry’s OWN BROTHER would do it, I suspect other humans would.

        The far right loves chaos. Look at the Leaders they favor. Trump, Boris. They love discord. If they inflame people’s emotions with non-sensical facts they can push through their agenda. Like with Brexit. Meghan (whether she wants to, or not) represents feminist ideology, women of color, equality, helping the less fortunate. All things some people are not in favor of. That’s just my thinking.

      • Ginger says:

        There was an article this week that said Daily Mail commenters were mostly bots. I heard a lot of Instagram influencers buy bots to up their followers. It’s more common than you think.

      • North of Boston says:

        I’ve always wondered if bots were involved. A lot of the comments like these have a similar tone, wording.

        Then again, there are a lot of mean, petty, little minds out there and they seem to dwell in their corners just living for the opportunity to try to tear down other people. And the phrasing of some of the comments shown in this post sound a lot like the phrasing those people use … I’m thinking of the ‘fans’ who rant about the SO’s of celebrities and spin wild conspiracy theories of the woman (usually) being fake and manipulative and generally up to no good, with advice give to not fall for it (like the ‘Do not give her the attention she so craves…” comment).

        I think it’s just people who are miserable with themselves and their lives for whatever reason and want to make themselves feel important and powerful, as though their comments buried deep in the bowels of Instagram or Daily Mail posts, or in reddit or Twitter or whatever, have any influence on real life or the careers, lives of their targets whatsoever. They get a rush, and a sense of control, power, I guess, from spreading nastiness out into the ether, instead of bothering to look at their own lives.

        And with the Sussexes, there’s the added bonus of racial bigotry fueling the flames too. Which is really gross and ignorant/nasty.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      @ Miumiiiu Russia has been using bots for ages to manipulate people. They spread a lot of the crazy conspiracy theories. One of their goals has been to increase the division between the races. So, Meghan is an easy target. It‘s crazy because the telegraph did an article on it, but didn’t report the full story. They made it look like Russian bots were supporting Meghan. In reality they were playing both sides to create division. It’s a crazy world and one of the reasons people have to be careful about their sources. Especially the RR who got a lot of bullshit from the conspiracy theorists.

      • Miumiiiu says:

        Yeah I know about the article
        I just wanted to clarify who you all think would be paying bots. Because Karen is Karen but I don’t think Karen gets bots lol.
        So, William and or Russia? Reasonable I guess. Does Prince Charles know William spends money on this? Or his bots from the NYT article?

      • ShazBot says:

        well Miumiiiu – who is benefiting from it? I think it’s the papers (or rather, their billionaire owners). It drives clicks/profits on their site, they have a lawsuit ongoing that they want to win when they obviously engaged in some shady stuff (what else is new?). And at this point, it just feels like plain old brutal revenge, and they won’t stop until they’ve completely won and destroyed any chance Meghan has at a happy life.

    • Sofia,
      Why would any sane person value the opinion of cranky bullies?

  2. Rapunzel says:

    “If she hadn’t deliberately left her child in a diaper to throw an fu to the Royal Family I might have cut her some slack. “– what the hell does this comment even mean? Archie was in a onesie!

    • Duch says:

      I think she’s referring to their trip to England back in January.

      Don’t agree with it – awful stuff, all of it.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Duch- ugh. You’re probably right. But that’s even more nonsensical, imo.

      • Yoyo says:

        No she meant the recent picture.

      • Yoyo says:

        It was funny, the Karens asking Jennifer Garner to support Kate.
        Charities are not stupid, Meghan supporters are not Bots, they support her Charities.
        Even the British Media is printing about the 40k raised for children’s charities forArchie’s first birthday.
        The lamebriges supporters are just like them, all talk and no action.

      • VS says:

        @Yoyo —— those people don’t hate on the post because of Meghan; they want those Hollywood celebrities to also acknowledge Kate as a validation mechanism for them. They are asking why Charlotte with the pasta wasn’t acknowledged. They have really lost a few marbles

        They got what was coming to them; Jen’s fans gave them a taste of their own medicine. I will expect they will cry with ‘white woman tears soon’ about how mean other people are.

    • LaraK says:

      OMG that child was not dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy ! How dare she!
      That is an insult to Kate who would never let her children be seen without culottes, like some common peasants!

      It’s like these people want to be oppressed, AND pay for the privilege.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        It was in the 90s in L.A. What did they want the child to wear, a velvet suit? Honestly, he’s ONE. A ONESIE is perfect for a hot day.

      • Becks1 says:

        And if he was wearing more clothes, they would be accused of “merching.”

        The onesie is one of the things I love best about the video. Its a mom sitting down to read to her baby while the super excited dad watches and cheers for them. It’s about as casual as you can make a video that you know is going to get millions of views.

      • MsIam says:

        If he and Meghan were dressed up then they would be accused of showing off and criticized for how much money was spent on clothes blah, blah, blah. Nobody cares what these nuts think.

      • Reece says:

        @jan I was just about to say this.
        It’s summer hot right now! What exactly do they expect him to wear?

      • Tessa says:

        I think it horrible that the child is trashed. And some especially offensive posts said the outfit was “soiled.”

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I spent about 30 minutes explaining to commenters on another site that Archie was wearing a white onesie. All I got back was more trash replies claiming Archie was wearing a soiled “nappy” (diaper). There are millions of people out there who are irrational in their hate for Meghan.

  3. Izzy says:

    Garner’s fans fought back HARD and gave the Karens a well-deserved dragging. That second comment, SMH, “I birthed therefore I get to be a nasty judgmental ahole.” I just can’t.

    • TeamMeg says:

      I have a good friend named Karen and she’s the nicest person! What exactly makes someone “a Karen”? Does it just mean a racist white woman?

      • chicken tetrazzini! says:

        Judgy white woman of a certain age is my understanding. It’s not my favorite because the Karen’s I know are good people and shouldn’t be lumped in with this group because of the name choice

      • Lila says:

        I think there’s also this entitled “Let me speak to the manager” component to it.

      • fluffybunny says:

        My SIL is a Karen and is such a “Karen”. My BIL travels a lot for work. I feel so bad for him being stuck at home with her for the last 2 months.

      • Pickles says:

        It’s super shitty when it’s your name. I said something about being glad assault rifles are being banned (Canadian) and the Karen insults were flying. I’d like to just see these racist terrible women (and men) called racist and terrible.

      • bettyrose says:

        We’ve discussed this in previous threads, but I really like the name Karen – always have – so I’m sorry that’s how this concept was branded, but the trend is real. it’s not exclusively racist, but it is a sense of entitlement that tends to assume privilege in public spaces, which is more associated with one particular race than others, and often results in negative experiences for people not of that race.

      • Market Street Minifig says:

        “I’d like to just see these racist terrible women (and men) called racist and terrible.”

        The thing though is that people who don’t want the issue of the terrible behaviour discussed focus on the label as a diversionary tactic. Not calling them Karen won’t solve this. I mean, how often have we seen racists caught engaging in racist behaviour only to have them turn around and make the issue about being labelled “racist?”

        Incidentally I was born in the Caribbean at a time when Karen was a very popular name for girls. I have black relatives and friends with that name. So maybe that’s why we’re able to draw a distinction between the name and the behaviour it describes.

      • MsIam says:

        To me,”ok, Karen” is the new “ok Boomer”. It refers to a particular thought pattern or way of looking at things and not any personal attribute about anyone named Karen. But if people are offended, how about we call them “Judgies” instead of “Karen’s”?

      • Izzy says:

        MsIAm I can get on board with this. “Judgies.”

      • Pickles says:

        I totally get the boomer/karen entitled thing. What I’m experiencing is that these titles are being used to shut down opposing ideas and basically tell me to shut up and have a seat. I’ve been called a libtard Karen white bitch by assorted (white) rednecks. The douchebags are now using comments like “word salad” and “virtue signalling”. The zombies are getting smarter.

      • bettyrose says:

        Pickle’s I hear that. It worries me too. I’ve had my fair share of holding my ground when I being screwed over. I prefer to be anonymous in public, and more often than not if my order is wrong I say nothing. I over tip, I nearly always give 5 star reviews, even for 3 star effort, but if the mechanic’s assistant is trying to pawn me off on his unlicensed cousin who will give me “a good deal,” I speak up. I don’t want to be shamed into silence by fear of being called a “Karen,” but I’m not going to be treated like an easy target either.

      • Emmitt says:

        “Karen” is a middle class, middle aged white woman with an oversized and undeserved sense of entitlement. Karen weaponizes authority to get her way (demanding the manager when she doesn’t get her way, calling the police when she doesn’t want you in “her” space). The personification of “Karen” is Kate Gosselin.

        The Karen name is probably because it’s a middle class name not really popular among people younger than 30. It could just as easily be Susan or Linda or Jennifer.

        “Karen” isn’t white women in general, but a specific type of white woman. Again, see Kate Gosselin.

        “Becky” is her younger counterpart.

      • SomeChick says:

        If the worst thing that has ever happened to you is your name being made fun of… welcome to grade school, Karen.

      • North of Boston says:

        Emmit, that sounds like the understanding I have of “Karen”.

        “Becky” I tend to think of more as someone taking that ridiculous sense of entitlement and wielding it at people of color who are just going about their lives. She’s like a Karen, but with more bigotry and ‘How dare YOU be a person in my general vicinity doing person things?!? I’m calling the cops right this instant!” There’s been some Becky’s of all ages going viral over the last few years.

      • Heidi says:

        Thank you! I do too. Why slam anyone named Karen?

      • Some chick says:

        @Heidi: No one is “slamming anyone named Karen.”

        ‘Karen” has become shorthand for patterns of behavior, dude.

        Like, when I call you “dude” it isn’t because I think you are a man. It is a widely understood figure of speech.

        Here’s a towel to sop up your tears. Be happy you are not someone the cops would be likely to shoot on sight… Karen.

    • Amelie says:

      Oh that’s good to know. I think Jennifer Garner fans are just as rabid, if not more so, than Meghan haters and they will not tolerate their goddess being dragged. I love Jennifer and have a soft spot for her since I was a huge Alias fan back in high school so I’m glad her fans fought back. I know blind fanaticism can be a double edged sword but in this case the Minivan moms prevailed.

      • Marivic says:

        I am also a fan of Jennifer. She comes across as humble and a good mother. So happy she supports Meghan and is not afraid to show it despite the flak she gets from unhinged haters. She’s focused on the cause. Not the BS.

  4. local russian hill says:

    well said jen. actually beautifully said. the way people rip others apart anonymously behind a computer screen is appalling. meghan did a lovely thing for charity and it could have been more scripted it but she left it natural for a reason. one commenter on another site said that wasn’t harry filming because brits don’t say bravo. really? some who i know sure do. everyone needs to stop being so critical and spiteful and act more loving towards other human beings.

  5. Amy says:

    i did not get the idea about that book. I have to ask again why do people spend time engaging with people they don’t like.

    I honestly don’t get it. If you truly don’t like Meghan then ignore her don’t watch her read, don’t click on stories about her etc. I mean why waste your energy on someone that upsets you.

    I mean I despise Trump, and he is president so I can’t truly avoid him (unlike these people with Meghan) but because he upsets me so much when I come here for fun and relaxing I don’t click on stories about him. It isn’t hard and allows me to still enjoy visiting this site.

    Meghan was cute with her son, I don’t get why people are mad this it feels irrational and honestly if she offends you ignore her.

    • Aoife says:

      Unfortunately, some people are too full of bile and venom to just ignore.

    • lucy2 says:

      Some people thrive on drama and nastiness. It’s a junior high mean girl mentality, and I find most of them usually have a lot of unhappiness and insecurity in their own lives. Most online bullies do.

      I hope Meghan continues to ignore that noise and just lives her best life, which is going to include a lot of charity work. That is going to mean more in the long run than what some bitter idiot thinks about her.

    • Nan says:

      They’re mad because on their best day they could still never be as beautiful and kind as Meghan. It’s easier to try to tear her down than to accept that she really is genuinely nicer and more lovely than they could ever be.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I don’t know how people have the time. These are grown women acting like utter fools.There are some people in public life or celebrities I can’t stand but not obsessing over it all day or going to their fan pages or whatever to post disgusting comments about them or their family. Even the other royals, who I find annoying, am less interested in, except in relation to the a Sussexes. I’m not going to KPs page to be unhinged and gross. Just ignore them, have no idea what their doing and don’t care. Ugh, so dumb.

    • NatureLover says:

      That’s what I don’t understand. If you don’t like her them move on. Ignore her, but instead these vicious scabies should STFU and move on. They have so little going on in their lives that they would rather bash a wonderful and loving mother reading to her son to raise awareness to illiteracy and advocate a program. They have no moral compass as these scabies hide behind their screens and viciously attack and feel that they have a right to project their vile hatred, racism, criticism and unending abuse. These people should be banned from commenting!!

  6. Mina_Esq says:

    “I have children therefore I’m entitled to say…” is the mommy-shamer version of racist a-holes’ “I have a black friend”. It’s rather cruel to say that a mother is faking kisses of her own child.

  7. ABritGuest says:

    Nice of Jennifer to do that. People were trolling Save the Children’s accounts too and their social media person had some great responses back. The illustrator and the author of the book’s family seem chuffed at the attention- not surprised as looks like it’s sold out on Amazon.

    Apparently some Kate fans were asking JG why she didn’t praise Kate for Charlotte’s food delivery on her birthday- when JG is only commenting on Meghan because Save With Stories was her initiative. But I thought royalty is above celebrity and Hollywood? The state of it.

    It’s sad. Now that they’ve seen Archie closely resembles Harry, trolls really want him distanced from Meghan& were on royal family social media demanding a divorce& that Harry& royal family seize custody of Archie. The hate is disturbing& the royal family’s silence makes them complicit in it.

    • MsIam says:

      There is blogger called Love Lola who did a really good call out on Twitter, about how the different houses KP, Clarence House and BP have social media rules posted and yet they allow all of these ugly posts about Meghan and Harry to remain on their accounts.

      • Ginger says:

        I saw that! But if you leave a rose emoji on KP’s twitter account the comment is quickly deleted. There is a clear agenda against Harry and Meghan from the RF and the press. I’m so glad Harry got them out.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Ginger – Who do you think is driving the agenda, William, Charles or both?

    • pineapple says:

      “The hate is disturbing& the royal family’s silence makes them complicit in it.”

      Honestly, ABritGuest, this is what I will never understand. It just … you are in the public eye for gosh sake’s, say something.

  8. Jean says:

    Archie is clever. He seems to like being read to. When the book Meghan was reading came to a blank page, because the rabbit was gone, Archie probably thought the book had ended, it was at that point that he reached for another book. He likes books.

    Someone on twitter pointed out that when Archie dropped the book it SEEMS like he said “can you get it”.

    I love that video!

    • Ali says:

      Archie is super clever. Glad we all saw him.

    • Cee says:

      I used to do that as a child, too. I knew when to turn the pages even though I was young and could not read. That’s because I was read to so much I knew *when* to do it lol

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Love the video too! Been using it as a palate cleanser of sorts, each time I come across a particularly foul comment or thought by some aggravated Karen or troll, I watch the video to remove the stench. I’m fresh as a daisy! 😬😘

    • Marivic says:

      You’re right . This is what I also thought. When Meghan turned the page without any pictures, Archie thought it was the end of the story (because that page and the last page look the same), so he squirms and picks up the other book. He wants more reading from his mom. His mom has probably read this book to him several times because he’s familiar with it and he knows his cues. Smart baby. But the haters think that Archie was inattentive and has no connection with his mom and the book. Sorry to say but the baby is a bookworm. But of course haters will always hate.

  9. Ginger says:

    A lot of these are bots and a lot are haters that make multiple accounts. They need somewhere to go since their Instagram is not in use and they closed comments.

    • notasugarhere says:

      By doing that, they’d let the haters control their social media, taking away the point of engaging in the first place.

  10. S808 says:

    Fake kisses!? My god. They’re really cutting up in Jennifer’s comment section, WOW. I shouldn’t be shocked but like?!?!?!

  11. Toot says:

    Meghan and Harry left their roll as full royals because they didn’t want to deal with the Royal Rota, since they’re the ones who were pure shits to the Sussexes. The RF said they had to so that’s why the Sussexes left.

    They never said they were leaving for privacy.

    • bettyrose says:

      That bugged me too. They never said they didn’t want publicity, but Meghan in that one interview expressed a heart-wrenching desire that the publicity be fair. All public figures will endure scrutiny and some criticism. Fair is saying you don’t think her acting career would have gone much further after Suits. Pointlessly cruel is suggesting her affection for her baby in the above video is faked for attention (WTF?!)

  12. Britt says:

    I absolutely love the fact that these people are showing the world even more how delusional they are. The BM used these trolls to abuse and get stories from these loonies and now since Harry and Meghan are in the real world and not the bubble of the Royal Family and their fans, it’s nice to see more sticking up for them and the trolls are exposed even more.

  13. BlueSky says:

    Reminds me of the time Michelle Obama wore shorts and tank top and you would have thought she stepped off Air Force One in a bikini. Or remember how democracy was dead when Obama wore a tan suit.

    Again it shows you how easy it is to target black women for merely existing and how (some) white women can operate as both the oppressed and the oppressor.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      It really does show up how some (thank you @BlueSky!! for your grace) can (and do) operate as both the oppressed and the oppressor. This is the best comment so far, IMO, in that it puts it straight back onto the garbage pile these comments belong in…the racist garbage being spewed is deeply upsetting to me, so I focus on the fact they are 99% likely bots and trolls, hired and payed money to spew ugliness. .. and I’m sorry, so sorry

      • BlueSky says:

        @Prayer Warrior, If you are interested I recommend buying a copy of Mikki Kendall’s book “Hood Feminism” It really drives home this point and how the feminist movement fails to include WOC and is often dismissive of the challenges WOC face.

    • Suz says:

      Oh lord, remember the Fox News crazies screaming about how the “food police” were going to go after American children because Mrs. Obama worked to put healthier food in schools?

  14. mess says:

    It’s sorta hilarious that one of the Karens’ unhinged (and unwarranted) criticisms of Meghan is how she’s *just an actress* and her marriage + every move she takes is just to advance her acting career… then they go to a Hollywood ACTRESS’ instagram expecting her to side against a fellow actress?? These people have fried beans for brains.

    • February Pisces says:

      They use the ‘just an actress’ as a slur. Meryl Streep and dame judi dench are also technically ‘just actresses’ too. Kate Middleton was unemployed for 10 years whilst she chased a prince, but Meghan working on a TV show for years is seen as worse. If I took a poll and asked people would they rather be 1) unemployed for 10 years or 2) star in a TV show, I wonder which one would win??? 🤔

  15. emmy says:

    Garner can of course run her social media as she sees fit but it might have been a good idea to turn off comments on this. Many comments to the initial release were disgusting. Maybe don’t give them a second chance to be nasty. I like that people fought back but it’s just all so unnecessary.

    • Ali says:

      I heard Garnier is deleting comments.

      Honestly, I hope someone in her team just blocks the trolls. Instagram is becoming the new Twitter.

  16. Summergirl says:

    The sickness of these Meghan “haters” boggles my mind. How could anyone get so irate over this video? It was cute and I enjoyed it, but it’s just so insignificant. I can’t even imagine how it’s possible to dredge up so much anger over it. Yes, the video is deliberately, intentionally natural –she totally left Archie in a onesie as a gesture of normalcy as a tacit stand against the overstyled Cambridge children–but that’s what makes it charming.

    • Ennie says:

      I’d say “they”. These are clearly a couple’s choices.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      The fact that it’s such a charming, winning video is precisely the reason why they’re so triggered by it. Because any sane, rational person can deduce the fact that they’re a sweet, loving family and that Archie is actually human and very much Harry’s son as well. The aim is to poison the well and keep the narrative perpetually negative.

  17. Molly says:

    I’ve noticed that women who regularly treat Meghan like their punching bag are now walking a fine line of blandly distancing themselves but also saying everyone is entitled to their opinion and isn’t it awful how the mob dragged Emily Giffin. They know they are just like her but here finally is a boundary and white women (!) pushing back so they’re going to have tone it down for a few days.

    These women are Karens. It’s why they are drawn to the royals and obsess about made-up protocol and tradition. But Emily let the crazy and racism show too clearly so now they have to stay quiet for a little while so they can couch their hate in concern trolling or no-nonsense exasperation.

    There are other Emily Giffins/Karens in media and I hope they finally stop treating Meghan like something to kick until she stops moving. Also, stop gaslighting Harry like he’s too stupid to make the right choices for himself and should go back to the royals or the military -both stand-ins for institutions that will tell what to do.

  18. Ali says:

    I must be slow but I finally see that Archie has Meghan’s eyes.

    Someone posted a baby picture of Meghan and now I get the comparison.

    • Bella says:

      + 1
      Eyes are Meghan,overall face shape is 50/50 and nose, mouth and chin are Harry.

  19. Mai says:

    Would be great to see a post about Gary Janetti’s horrible instagram account. I’m sure he’d say if you’re offended you just don’t ‘get’ the humor, and that he goes after all the royals. But that’s BS. He goes after Meghan the most, and does basically NOTHING to curb the racist comments of his followers, knowing if he says nothing or the bare minimum, he’ll get more followers. And the fact that he has an HBO show coming out based on this is gross.

    • S808 says:

      Yup and the fact that he uses George to do it and projects such a nasty attitude onto a child is so creepy as well. A number of celebrities find it funny too. It’s not.

    • Becks1 says:

      Kayleigh at Pajiba had a good article yesterday about Emily Giffin but she also talked about Gary Janetti. He’s so gross.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kayleigh also said she is working on an article about this. She’s already called him out on twitter. His account is vile, both toward Meghan and how George is being used. I can’t think the Cambridges are ok with their son being used this way. They might not know about the IG account but something tells me that the HBO show may run into a few roadblocks and rightfully so.

    • MA says:

      I would rather they not as it gives him more publicity. When I used to peruse his page I did notice that no a-listers are lurking his posts. Usually jealous people accused of being thirsty social climbers themselves including sad reality “stars” and influencers, even so-called b-listers or z-listers” as they like to call Meghan. Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts, Beyoncé, have all spoken warmly of her. The Sussexes hang out with Elton John, Oprah, the Clooneys. The washed up Beckys could never.

      • Suz says:

        I love that Serena Williams won’t say anything about Meghan in public so the press can’t twist what she says about her friend.

  20. Linda says:

    I think Archie was deliberately put in the generic onesie so that the video stayed on point for the charity and didn’t turn into yet another fashion show naming the label etc. It was a wise thing to do but no matter what they do it will be picked apart.

    • Züri says:

      I agree. It’s an outfit that babies wear around the house and there’s no pomp in the video. It’s been so hot in LA, I can’t imagine having him in anything other than that outfit would have been remotely comfortable for the little guy.

    • Sofia says:

      Pretty much. I am glad she put her kid in a generic white onesie because the focus remains on Archie instead of his clothes.

      He could be wearing a custom made Givenchy onesie or he could be wearing a onesie from Walmart. We’ll never really know.

    • PPO says:

      in addition, the video looked as though it was capturing a normal day at home. When my children were that age, the temp was warm and we were in the house, they either had on onesies or were naked. why in hell’s name would you put on clothes when kids are in the house, eating, being passed from arm-to-arm, or cruising on the furniture. oh that’s right – you wouldn’t. Beckys and Karens need to zip it and get a life.

  21. Miumiiiu says:

    Personally I think she does have makeup (bb cream or foundation) on, which is actually relatable. but yeah it’s nice that she has casual hair and baby has a diaper and no pants since that’s real life when you live somewhere warm and/or in summer.

  22. aquarius64 says:

    These “Karens” are sick. They want the whole world to hate Meghan because they do. The British Media did a job grooming these losers but it didn’t brainwash everyone because those hate filled cows are getting pushback especially that so called author.

  23. Seraphina says:

    Honestly, I think it’s hilarious that people are so pathetic that they desire to smear Meghan at ever turn. And for every nasty hater out there that wants to tear her down, there are many others who see it for what it is and applaud Meghan and will stand by her. What boggles my mind is how Kate and Will don’t see that by not standing by them, they make them selves look terrible.

    When you are doing something RIGHT you will have haters. Keep living your best life Meghan.

  24. lemonylips says:

    Wow, most of these Karens were probably the ones who felt insulted when English press didn’t have access to baby photos and were commenting – why can’t we see Archie? Now they just switch to – if you wanted privacy why are you showing your child for fame? I’m sorry but these people are sad funny. And I believe people who post those comments are usually those who feel the need to feel better about themselves by being bullies and getting any kind of attention. I like that there are so many women here who actually are normal and don’t have those needs.

  25. GingerSnapped says:

    I’m all for legitimate critique of her missteps, but the real source of the Karen hatred for Meghan Markle is because a black woman married their Prince Charming. It’s not only delusional, but really transparent.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup. And the fact that they will go to someone’s IG like Jennifer Garner, who, whether its genuine or not, always comes across like a total sweetheart and is promoting this FOR CHARITY…..its disturbing.

      • Nic919 says:

        When you go on Jennifer Garner’s IG account to complain that she didn’t talk about a Charlotte delivering pasta in the UK you have lost the plot. Garner was obviously going to talk about the charity she is working with and Meghan’s video promoting it. She doesn’t care about what goes on in the UK otherwise.

  26. Maida says:

    This is mostly making me feel horribly sad. Rather than cheering on efforts to help children through a charity, and celebrate a baby’s milestone birthday, these anti-Meghan commenters are inventing reasons to despise her. It’s hard to fathom. It’s really depressing that, like the unreasoning hatred directed against the Obamas, so much of it is clearly racist. Every time I think we’ve made some progress as a society, something like this makes me feel that we haven’t.

    • Essotea says:

      Same here. I unfollowed their Instagram account because I was tired of the hate. I should be more worried about my life but damn it’s sad

      • Maida says:

        May that sadness motivate us, and others, to take actions that promote racial equality and the dignity of all people. Sometimes I feel very discouraged, but I think we all have the responsibility to do what we are able to.

    • GuestWho says:

      I’m so sorry you are feeling sad – it happens to me often too. The crap that racists are throwing is the stuff of nightmares, and it doesn’t seem to abate. BUT I console myself by remembering, when people are threatened with a major shift in societal norms, they start to convulse – they don’t have the wits to understand that a multi-cultural and inclusive society is a gift to humanity. It’s something that we should all be striving for. And in their fear they strike out as hard as they can. It’s a dying gasp – one that is being prolonged, granted, by the shift to the far right in our governments. But there is hope and with hope comes change. Trump being elected is largely because of the far-right freak out that a black man became POTUS and, by and large, did a good job at it. The pendulum will swing back and we’ll be farther along than we were the last time the same cycle ended. Two steps forward, one step back.

      As for people like Emily Griffin…she thought she was safe in her privileged space spewing her bile in public. She was wrong. So very, very wrong. She was not just called out on twitter (and by a lot of her peers), the comments were highlighted in The Washington Post, on Jezebel, E On line, Entertainment Tonight, US, People – the list goes on. While the actions of people like Griffin are frustrating and rightfully make us sad at the state of the world, try to focus on the fact that she didn’t get away with it, and she was exposed in a big, very non-flattering way. That’s happening more and more I think.

      TLDR – Please don’t be sad.

      • Bella says:

        I think you are right – the darkest hour is before dawn. The young people of the world – the under-40s – are open-hearted, open-minded, optimistic, hardworking, meritocratic and inclusive. Meghan and Harry’s people. Time favours the side of the Light.

  27. Rachel says:

    Stop with the word Karen….over used and annoying.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Ok, Karen. 🙃

      • Otaku fairy says:

        @Bella Dupont: Yep. Like other issues, Karen is one of those things people will stop hearing about once it’s no longer a societal problem.

    • Nic919 says:

      It’s also annoying when black people get shot just for existing. Maybe we can stop using Karen once this other thing stops happening too.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Wow. Can white women not make everything about themselves and their feelings for once in their lives??? STFU Rachel.

      • Angie says:

        I’m a POC but I am getting tired of seeing the name in every comment. It is getting overused.

  28. Mtec says:

    Honestly, this just makes me like Jennifer Gardner more 💁🏽‍♀️.

    I think she’s very smart, ‘cause she hasn’t really highlighted any other person who has contributed to #SaveWithStories on her own personal IG page, so I truly think she 100% wanted to do this to support the Sussexes publicly and that she was totally prepared to deal with any crazies, either by ignoring or blocking them. So Kudos to her.

    • MA says:

      Not just that but she’s grateful for the huge bump in publicity her charity received from the Sussexes. Non-crazy people know that they are one of the most famous and influential couples in the world, even their recognition of Baby2Baby which is helmed you the brim with celebrities had them falling over with gratitude. Despite what the sneering Desperate Housewives lurking on Meghan hate sites choose to believe, the Sussexes are the ultimate a-list.

    • Truthiness says:

      I hope this gets to a lot of Jennifer’s Minivan majority. Sure, there will be PITAs, but not all.

    • PPO says:

      absolutely agree. I noticed the same thing. and despite the vitriol, when I last looked, Meghan & Archie had over 1mil views on Save The Children UK, over 4mil views on Jennifer Garner’s page and over 600K views on Save With Stories. Right now, the Sussexes have the Midas touch and they probably raised quite a bit of money for STC – which was their intent. The haters are loud but they have many, many more supporters than haters.

  29. February Pisces says:

    The people who are “mad” at this video, are the same people who say they hate Meghan because of her “actions” and the ‘terrible’ things she had done and not because of race. Well meghans ‘actions’ here are of her reading a children’s book to her 1 year old son. Why are they mad at that particular action. Is it bad to read a children’s book? Just like when she touched her baby bump apparently as soon as Meghan did that, Touching your baby bump became the worst thing ever. It’s funny how Meghan haters have no real answer when asked what she’s actually done wrong. we all know exactly why they don’t like her, they don’t want to say it out loud, but we can read between the lines.

  30. Gingerbee says:

    There are some bitter Karens leaving vicious comments on Sussexsquard podcast. One of these vile creatures is wishing the virus on Archie. The irony is this creature had a picture her and children.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Sussexsquad podcast handles and mocks trolls very well. Those people are wasting their time, while the pod gets the engagement numbers.

  31. yinyang says:

    Nobody said doing the right thing was going to be easy…good for Jennifer.

    I’m tired of hearing I’m not racist but…Yes you are! I can generalize and say all white girls love pumpkin spice but there’s no real threat to their quality of life in what I’m saying, saying all black girls are money hungry and crazy and use men for money has a REAL and negative impact in the way society views them, their life and work.

    We are all 99.9 per cent the same, so judging only from 0.1% part of us thats different is so petty and shallow! Like, a gay man, the “gay” part (even the “man” part) has nothing to do with the essense of who he is. Learn to see all people in their essense, we’re all one and connected.

  32. Harla says:

    This must be so disheartening to the Sussex’s, that the media and folks in general are paying more attention to this vile situation than to the charity they were trying to highlight and support.

    • L4frimaire says:

      A lot of people opened their wallets and donated, myself included. The charity got a huge boost in numbers and donations from Meghan’s reading, the book sold out and people even found out the name of the book Archie threw down! The author’s widower praised her. I am quite annoyed about that hater and the hateful ones trying to redeem her sorry ass, but all around, so much positivity and good come from this video. Hope Meghan does more of this.

      • Sid says:

        Exactly. SaveTheChildrenUK got a huge increase in IG followers and viewer numbers for the other celeb stories on the day Meghan and Archie’s video went up. I recall that Nicholas Hoult’s video had maybe several thousand views that morning, and by evening it was over 70K. I saw people in the comments section even asking how to donate from outside the UK. This has been a huge success. And if anything, the loons are just exposing how unhinged they are and more and more people are understanding what Meghan has been dealing with.

  33. Yoyo says:

    Funny how the BM was having heart palpitations when ABC blatantly lied and claimed they had an interview with Meghan, turns out it was behind the scenes footage.
    Well unable called in to a morning show and not an eyebrow was raised.
    Now Anne is guess editing a magazine for her 70 birthday, two magazines in one year, guess Anne is as rattled as the heirs about Meghan and Harry.

    • Silas says:

      Anne was the one pushing for changes in the rules about bowing. She is a through and through snob.

  34. BUBS says:

    “We don’t want to give these people any attention, but at the same time think that they should be exposed.” Yep. Because evil prevails when good people sit back and do nothing!
    Emily has been posting hateful messages about Meghan for a long while…but I bet she wasn’t counting on being checked by so many people – including lots with ‘blue ticks’ besides their names. I’m really glad that in recent times, more people of influence are getting into this fight. There’s a time to be silent, but there’s also a time to speak out. Now is the time to speak out. Hate should not be tolerated in any way, shape or form!

  35. Otaku fairy says:

    It’s nice to see that Jennifer Garner stood up for Meghan and focused on what was really important. That’s one of the things that Karens are NOT doing with their privileged positions in the culture as respectable ladies/suburban white mothers. Those people would have been happy to place her on a pedestal while tearing Meghan down and tone-policing her. They did try it, with their begging Jennifer not to support her because they think she’s a bad woman, thirsty, and not as ‘classy’ (?) as their Kate.

  36. Veronica S. says:

    Real classy to turn a post about a children’s charity into a place to air out your racism, at that.

  37. Winnie says:

    I wish you would post the usernames of these people. They are foul. Meghan can’t even read a cute children’s book without all these nasty women piling on.

    The thing is British people are always banging on about how racist America is but have been nothing but racist and nasty to this poor woman since the beginning. They get angry when American media points it out and deny this is racism.

    Archie is one of the cutest little babies I’ve ever seen. He looks just like Harry as a baby too. I hope she shares more of these little videos with him. I can’t have kids and just adore seeing his little laugh.

  38. paddingtonjr says:

    I love how at least one troll has to throw out “Meghan’s not royal” or “Meghan’s not a real princess” as if she and Kate aren’t both Commoners who married sons of the future king. Kate is no more a “blood Royal” than Meghan; the only difference is that the fact matters to Kate and not to Meghan. Oh, and another difference: Meghan knows how to give a speech in public.

    • MA says:

      Fun thing to do is call her “Princess Meghan”, that really riles up the trolls

  39. JRenee says:

    Pathetic that anyone operates in this manner

  40. Katie says:

    The hate made me go and post a comment to remind people that this video was to highlight a charity. A charity that supports children. Stop it people, just stop.

    Also, what the f*** is a fake kiss? Like, she kissed her child’s cheek, how do you do that fairly?!?

    I’m so worried about the lack of empathy in this world….

  41. Ashley says:

    The whole thing is honestly so confusing to me because my first thought was, what a great mother, so in tune with her son, so aware of his personality and his needs, so natural. It makes me wonder what these critical parents are like with their kids … yikes.

  42. Kim says:

    How anybody could criticize that sweet video is just insane. Goes to show that no matter what you do, some people will find SOMETHING to criticize. I loved seeing Megan reading to Archie in his completely ordinary onesie. There was nothing fake about it, Mama!

  43. Kim says:

    We won’t let the bullying that happened towards Meg in the U.K., happen here, girls, right?!!! Let’s stand up for our girl!

    • Guest with Cat says:

      Apparently we won’t. I’m amazed how fast and thoroughly our media and participants of social media called out Emily Giffin.

      All those horrid months in the UK where people did racist comedy bits against Meghan and that one guy depicted Archie as a monkey and a commentator called Meghan uppity, and all I saw was public commenters and talking heads falling all over themselves to justify and explain away the racism.

      I was really surprised there weren’t the usual voices I am used to in the US calling that stuff out in the UK. Even the UK celebrities, they didn’t really have anything to say. But from what I can see, UK celebrities seem very sheepish when asked to comment on the royals. I guess it’s not cool to acknowledge the royals. Dan Radcliffe once looked incredibly embarrassed when asked to comment on them in an interview.

      But we saw that when the public is able to engage with the Sussexes directly at their appearances in the UK, there is still warm regard and appreciation for them. The toxic tabloid dominated media just won’t let that particular light shine. But it’s there.

      But by and large, that stuff isn’t going to fly here. Our celebrities and our private citizens will call it out. It’s actually good business to call out racism. If being on the side of goodness and rightness isn’t enough incentive on its own, there is a definite boost to one’s image or a business or media outlet’s image to take on racism. Even in the era of Trump.

      But the era of Trump does at times seem to give some lift to a few, like actress Stefanie Powers who use their voice to try and perpetuate the “Emilyhood” of the white female power structure even if they made their fame in a liberal environment like Hollywood. I used to like “Hart to Hart” as a kid and was disappointed she came out last year as “a good friend of Prince Charles” and spewed the usual Daily Mail style criticisms of Meghan as a reality TV type of person and Harry as stupid and praised Kate as never putting a foot wrong.

      If you all think it’s bots cranking out this garbage, well remember this ugliness resides in a lot of women and men many of us may have admired at one time for their talents.

      Nobody really called her out on it in the media but I read she got a good roasting on social media. I think the media let it go because she’s largely forgotten these days. Her name has got some nostalgia value and that’s about it. I know who she is because I’m in my 50′s. My generation is probably the youngest to know anything about her.

  44. Elizabeth says:

    Those comments are unhinged! You would think Meghan had personally robbed them or personally hurt them. So so ugly.

  45. Marti says:

    Hi all – I don’t really post much nor even follow the royals. I clicked onto the Emily Griffin story as I wanted to confirm, this was the same woman who’s books I really enjoyed reading, however I’m done.

    I read what EG wrote & it literally left me with my mouth open wide. Now I’m not naive & understand people have their own opinions. This was just bad & I had to seek her out. I sent Emily’s assistant Kate an email with a cc to her publicist, letting them know about HOW HORRID & RACIST her post was. I’m a fan no more because as a woman of color & integrity, this $hit was really over the top!!

    Emily, don’t walk back your remarks coward, own them as you said it!!

    BTW – I also schooled her on how to spell M E G H A N

    • L4frimaire says:

      I noticed she spelled Meghan’s name correctly in her fake apology. She deliberately misspells it in her nasty posts.

    • Babz says:

      Good for you! Every time we push back, even in just correcting a name, it’s a push in the right direction of standing up against racism and hatred. I cannot begin to imagine how miserable these people must be inside to feel the need to spew their hatred and vitriol at someone. Especially against a woman who has done nothing to them and only wants to do good in the world. I used to be a big admirer of the royal family, but after witnessing their silence in the face of the abuse the Sussexes – especially the Duchess – received, I have zero respect for them now. Charles’ and William’s insecurities and petty jealousies are certainly not good looks for future Kings. And don’t get me started on the Queen’s refusal to see the human damage done to her “beloved” grandson and his family – she turned a blind eye to protect the Firm (and her pedo son) and that is reprehensible.

  46. Sidewithkids says:

    Are these the same Karen that can’t stand Angie Jolie for living her best life too. Lol. It’s funny how living your best life hurts others. I give props to all women and men for that matter that do them w/o worrying about what others think of them. That’s how one should live their life, the problem is the Karens don’t do this, they’re living their lives worries about others and they think of them.

    • Annie says:

      Yes, Meghan hate is just like Angelina hate! A certain type of woman will always hate the prettiest girl in the room. Insecurity really brings out the bitterness and jealousy. They also seem like wonderful and natural mothers who drive men wild. Plus these women are embodiments of I’m not just a pretty face, which is even more threatening!

      Also, anyone else notice that Meghan and Angelina are both sleek minimalists and stick to neutrals? They have totally different bodies but it works amazing on them both.

  47. Ames says:

    Acknowledging this petty jealous crap is like oxygen for these venomous, attention-mongering shrews. Stop dignifying any of it with a response.

  48. Awkward symphony says:

    Alot of people are frightened by Meghan. She’s a symbol of how women/minorities can acheive success and go outside of the ranks and reach positions which were normally dominated by whites. Her views are also uncomfortable for the right wing conservatives who value their class structure and dont want minorities getting in. Alot of this is also driven by racism.Coincidentally this has also been highlighted recently by the shooting/lynching of unarmed Ahmaud.

  49. Ooff2 says:

    Meghan Markle is one of those rare celebrities that doesn’t need any make up.

  50. Lily says:

    I agree. She is naturally beautiful!

  51. Slacker says:

    These people/karens are crazy. They are all over Quora too. Diagnosing this woman with Narcissist Personaity disorder based on photos! And its not just Karens, its pearl clutching royal worshippers who are often men. And many of these takedowns, smear jobs are based on photos and the Daily Mail. The narrative they are pushing is the same, she is a narc , she controls poor Harry, she mad Kate cry, she made the queen sad… and on. And when i ask for citations its something on YouTube or some other BS tabloid. YouTube is not a citation , neither is the tabs! Why are people so horrible? I call them on their racism, ignorance and general disrespect for both of them, and ask for real citations, real life proof and nothing. They also accuse Meghan of being fake about being biracial bc she has light skin? There are a lot of racist,, awful , mean spirited people out there its distressing.

  52. Jules says:

    Well the comments section of Jen G’s instagram is ablaze. One person is even claiming to be a child developmental psychologist while making disparaging remarks in the comments section. Thankfully they’ve been set on fire by other commenters.

  53. Jessica says:

    That IS nice but I don’t understand how the video promotes Save The Children, or any other cause. Maybe chunky huge baby 4 life? I’m all for supporting Meg, but this seems far fetched.

    • Olenna says:

      The Sussexes didn’t release the video to the public. They provided it to the Save The Children charity. The charity released it to the public for a specific purpose. Please re-read Jennifer’s message and go to the Save The Children site for an explanation of the story campaign in which a number of celebrities have participated. Then, maybe, you’ll understand the video’s purpose.

    • GuestWho says:

      Go to the Save the Children site and you can see what the videos (hers wasn’t the only one) are in aid of and just how much money was raised. I think there were over 200 stories read and over a million pounds raised in the UK. The videos (and much of the work like this that famous people do) bring awareness of the charity, and that awareness prompts people to donate.

      You’ve seen it work in every charitable endeavor that M&H are involved with – why is it farfetched? Is it because it’s Meghan?

    • Sid says:

      Meghan and Archie’s video is exactly like all the other videos made for the charity intiative, especially the ones where the celebs had their children involved (see Jimmy Fallon).

      • Freedancer says:

        So true ! Whatever she does, something will be wrong. She cant hide and forget her dreams. She is very strong. I wish every women were that strong. I wish i was.

  54. A Guest says:

    I saw one user on Twitter say something to the effect of “Black women are supposed to be the mammy but not the momma.”

    It goes back to slavery.

    Meghan is supposed to be taking care of Jennifer’s children, not her own child and she certainly isn’t supposed to get any praise for doing so.

  55. Redgrl says:

    On a frivolous note – yay a photo of stroller cat!

  56. Jumpingthesnark says:

    See, this is what makes me think that normal Bill was behind this. Anyone who has a passing knowledge of JG knows her stans are super loyal and will do this kind of clap back thing en masse. He / his staff clearly had no idea about JG and this backfired on them in a way that they didn’t expect.