Meghan Markle has been targeting by UK tabloids in the most offensive of manners with leaders reeking of sexist and racist attacks directed at her. And despite the common assumption that the duchess was oblivious to the hate, reality seems to be quite complex.
According to new details developed by excerpts of Finding Freedom, the Duchess of Sussex was well-aware of the fact that she was getting singled out for every wrong reason.
“It was open season on Meghan, with several looking for anything and everything to criticize. ‘Duchess Different,’ a close friend of Meghan’s said. ‘That’s what people have difficulty with. She’s the easiest person in the world to work with. Some people just don’t like the fact she stands out’,” writers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote.
A source spilt to the authors, “This is a script that wrote itself as soon as you knew that an American actress was coming into the royal family.”
“Meghan felt as though some of the commentary and tabloid stories were more than a culture clash; they were sexist and prejudiced. If a man got up before dawn to work, he was applauded for his work ethic. If a woman did it, she was deemed complex or ‘a [expletive].’ The double standard was exacerbated when it came to successful women of colour, often labelled demanding or aggressive,” the source added.
The writers more explained how the British media’s response to Meghan joining the royal family had also been quite racist.
Scobie and Durand wrote: “Racism takes a different form in the U.K. from in America, but there is no mistaking its existence and how ingrained it is. A major theme of racism in the U.K. centres on the question of who is authentically ‘British.'”