At last, official confirmation that Harry and Meghan are the world’s most unpopular couple — by their local newspaper, no less. This month, the Hollywood Reporter has ranked Harry and Meghan among its biggest losers of the year. Still, at least the dynamic duo haven’t sunk completely into irrelevance just yet…
Launching a scathing attack on the royal renegades, the magazine speaks for much of LA when it writes that:
After a whiny Netflix documentary, a whiny biography (Spare — even the title is a pouty grip) and an inert podcast, the Harry and Meghan brand swelled into a sanctimonious bubble just begging to be popped — and South Park was the pin.
Ouch. A particularly painful read for the dilettante Duke and Duchess who, after sacking off their regal duties almost four years ago, set up camp in Montecito with the aim of becoming A-listers. How sad that the Bible of Hollywood has now rejected them too. Still, at least it neatly caps off a year in which Tinseltown turned on the two of them.
First there was South Park, which labeled them a “dumb prince and his stupid wife” in a takedown of their “Worldwide Privacy Tour.” Then came the wrath of Spotify, with the company reportedly “underwhelmed” with their output, before one of its chiefs publicly slated the royal “grifters” and dropped Meghan’s podcast Archetypes. It had been rumored that Harry had tried to offer up podcast ideas of his own, primarily interviews on childhood trauma with the Pope and, er, Vladimir Putin.
Even the charitable sector seems to have fallen out of love with them: donations to the Sussexes’ charity the Archewell Foundation have declined by $11.1 million in the last year. In fact only two people donated about a million dollars each. So much for all publicity being good publicity…
This article was originally published on The Spectator’s UK website.