First pictures of Prince Harry with girlfriend Meghan Markle
Strolling among thousands of Christmas shoppers, Harry was proud to show off his American actress girlfriend to stunned passers-by. Walking carefree down Shaftesbury Avenue — one of the most famous and busiest thoroughfares in the world — they only had eyes for each other. The pair walked casually down Piccadilly admiring the Christmas lights with just one royal police protection officer. (X)
I have been extremely careful about talking about Meghan on here because I knew, for whatever perverse reason, that her and her relationship with Harry was a touchy subject for many of you. But now that it’s confirmed and out in the open, I have some things to say,
As a young woman… as an African American young woman… as a person, I have been so disappointed… disgusted… hurt by the way not only the media but people on here and other social media platforms have handled this situation.
I have seen some of the most vile things said about Meghan. I’ve seen her bashed over her looks, her intentions (which none of us know), her parents, her age, where she grew up, her job, etc. I’ve seen people saying that Harry is only using her for sex… as if a woman of her intelligence and success is only there for a man’s physical needs. It made me ache for her because she didn’t and doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment simply because she is Harry’s girlfriend.
And don’t you dare dismiss the racism that has played a part in this. Seeing articles about her being “Straight Outta Compton” or seeing Instagram posts of her fucking mother with captions that use the N word with Harry and Meghan tagged in it or seeing comments that she’s not “fit” to be a Duchess because of her ethnicity… it’s racism. And it was on full display this week.
I am so PROUD of Harry for releasing his statement and being as blatant and candid as possible and calling out all this bullshit for what it is. I am so sorry that Harry and Meghan has had to go through this only after dating a few months, but this is bigger than just them and it is overdo that the sexism, racism, and general harassment of the media and online culture be called the fuck out.
And may you guys’ relationship withstand the hell it has gone through and will undoubtedly continue to go through.
Britain’s Prince Harry has condemned the racist and sexist abuse of his girlfriend, Meghan Markle.
A statement issued by his spokesperson Tuesday said that while Harry has rarely taken action over fictional stories and has worked hard to develop a professional relationship with the media, “a line has been crossed” in the past week.
“His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” the statement said.
this year has been so wild like bitch imagine if someone had told you last year that on November 8th, 2016, America would be voting in a presidential election that involved Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee and that Prince Harry would publicly announce that he’s dating a mixed race American actress in a statement that called out media and internet trolls on racism and sexism… YOU WOULDN’T EVEN BEGIN TO BELIEVE THAT SHIT.