Spoiled royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are quite used to causing controversy every time they speak. So it’s no surprise that when they jumped into the hot mess of controversy currently going on with Joe Rogan, Spotify, aging musicians, and many opinions on what constitutes misinformation, there was bound to be trouble.
Harry and Meghan have apparently been “urging” Spotify to take a stance against misinformation since last year. They didn’t join Neil Young and Joni Mitchell with a boycott, but they did allude to being less-than-happy with Spotify for continuing to host Rogan’s massively popular podcast.
The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens didn’t mince words when she criticized the couple’s statement.
She tweeted, “Everyday Harry and Meghan wake up and think ‘how can we make millions more people around the world hate us?’ ‘Oh, I heard Joe Rogan has 50 million unique listeners— let’s write an open letter indicating our inherent self-importance, and demand Spotify begin censoring him.’”
Everyday Harry and Meghan wake up and think “how can we make millions more people around the world hate us?”
“Oh, I heard Joe Rogan has 50 million unique listeners— let’s write an open letter indicating our inherent self-importance, and demand Spotify begin censoring him” https://t.co/gSA9kiyuef
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) January 31, 2022
She continued in the thread, “Next up from Harry and Meghan—a one on one sit down with Oprah declaring that Truckers everywhere are racist to their 75% white and extraordinarily wealthy son.”
“A brief follow up from Harry and Meghan—’But we just want our privacy…’”
The president of conservative foundation Judicial Watch Tom Fitton wrote: “Breaking: Foreign national Prince Harry, and family member of foreign head of state, wants to censor @JoeRogan and millions of other Americans.”
Noted provocateur and royal critic Piers Morgan shared his unsurprising view on the statement. He replied to royal journalist Omid Scobie’s tweet announcing the statement by saying, “If anyone knows about ‘spreading disinformation’, it’s these two disingenuous clowns & their sycophantic media lickspittle.”
If anyone knows about ‘spreading disinformation’, it’s these two disingenuous clowns & their sycophantic media lickspittle. https://t.co/iKLXEoIRwk
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 30, 2022
U.K. based journalist Nick Stylianou hinted at bigger issues between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the streaming platform.
He wrote: “This is an interesting angle on the current issue Harry & Meghan have with Spotify, which is that the platform paid them £18 million [$24 million] in December 2020 to deliver original podcasts but published nothing in 12 months and now Spotify is having to take over production to make content.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were blasted for sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview in March 2021. The couple was attempting to set the record straight after their hasty departure from their roles as senior working royals the previous year. During the conversation, they claimed the media was out to get them and that there were secret racists in the royal family. However, critics saw the tell-all as an attention-seeking “whine-athon.”
Morgan tweeted at the time: “Meghan & Harry’s nauseating two-hour Oprah whine-athon was a disgraceful diatribe of cynical race-baiting propaganda designed to damage the Queen as her husband lies in hospital — and destroy the Monarchy.”
Journalist Megyn Kelly had a similar reaction. “In which M & H pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break. Have you ever seen such privileged people wallowing in their own (perceived) victimhood like this?”
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