So much so that when Prince Harry announced that two were dating back in 2017, he had to ask them to tone down their racist language when covering her, her family and their relationship.
But since the two got engaged and then married last year, the media still hasn’t let up on the Duchess of Sussex, relying on tired stereotypes about Black women to describe her and spread rumors about her to sell papers and to get clicks. And now that she’s pregnant, the media is even more obsessed with undermining the expectant mother for the smallest of reasons.
Case in point: This week, a British newspaper had the audacity to criticize the 7-months pregnant former actress for touching her baby bump too much.
“Have you noticed how Meghan Markle ensures her baby bump takes centre stage?” the Daily Express asked.
Like every pregnant woman doesn’t hold her belly. That, and where else should her bump be other that front and center?
Ya’ll, the hate is so real. But thankfully folks took to Twitter to call out the British media’s inherent racism and point out how they ironically show overwhelming support to other Royals, while they have disdain for Meghan.
That’s about white.
I'd really prefer yall just call her the nigger dutchess and get it off your chest https://t.co/OwvUxYWAUq— a claudette peters stan account🇦🇬 (@TheDreadEmpress) January 29, 2019
Yes, Black women touch their bumps, too. 🙄— Kenyette Tisha Barnes (@LegisEmpress) January 30, 2019
No, but we’ve all noticed your agenda with respect to the young lady. Anything to do with her mixed race?— Gary Foston💙 (@fos12) January 28, 2019
Contrast this with the Express' coverage of Kate Middleton's pregnancy: "Kate Middleton stuns viewers as she shows off huge royal baby bump ‘Gorgeous’". https://t.co/fJ65ViBOin— Christian Mason (@masoncc) January 28, 2019
Not sure why I feel so protective of Meghan Markle( I think it’s because I have a biracial daughter that sort of favors her). But Lordy they need to leave this woman alone and let her live her damn life. https://t.co/ib8WZqTFHE— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) January 29, 2019
Meghan Markle: breathes— B (@TweetsByBilal) January 28, 2019
Press: Meghan Markle wages war on global oxygen supply by hoarding depleting resources within her lungs.
Because she’s happy to be pregnant. Y’all are so tiring.https://t.co/10TYmcM17w— Cora Harrington (@lingerie_addict) January 29, 2019
So the stupid Daily Mail wrote an article called "Why Can't Meghan Markle Keep Her Hands Off Her Bump?" And asked if it was b/c of vanity, ACTING, or pride. 🙄 But wait. Where was the article criticizing why Kate or Zara Tindall couldn't keep their hands off their bumps? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/5U2eCTYd5A— Meghan (@HRHMegSussex) January 27, 2019
are they.....really......dragging Meghan Markle for..................having a baby bump??? Lmaoooo wtf wrong with them— ΛDRIΛN (@AdrianXpression) January 29, 2019
meghan markle after a long day of ensuring her baby bump takes center stage https://t.co/3L1zXGel6S— duckivision ✨🧚🏼♀️ (@DUCKIGYAL) January 29, 2019
You are a freakin’ pathetic!— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) January 29, 2019