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Old 08.03.2021, 09:31
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Lots of people screaming that the Royal familyís treatment of Meghan is racist, whilst also screaming that she was treated exactly the same as her white mother in law Diana
I agree. I'm still not convinced about the appropriacy of waving the racist card.
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Old 08.03.2021, 09:32
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

Is Megan rich enough to buy a handbag at Trois Pommes?
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Old 08.03.2021, 09:36
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Reviving because of the interview.

Take aways from the interview with Oprah:

- the firm is bad
- don't ever mention a child's possible skin colour
- Meghan was suicidal
- Harry's a decent guy
- Charles can be a dick
- The queen is lovely
- Harry and Meghan aren't that rich (apart from the 30 million dollars he received from his mother)
- Charles, William and Kate are trapped
- The firm spreads lies or doesn't counteract them.

Did I miss anything?
They don't want any publicity. At all.
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

Apparently they were paid $7,000,000 for the interview.

I donít see how anyone can take their comments without an enormous grain of salt.

I doubt they would have got 1 penny if they didnít play the victims.
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Old 08.03.2021, 09:41
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Apparently they were paid $7,000,000 for the interview.

I donít see how anyone can take their comments without an enormous grain of salt.

I doubt they would have got 1 penny if they didnít play the victims.
They werenít paid anything. Sounds like CBS had to pay that much to Oprahís company.
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

Will be interesting to see what happens. Meghan and Harry were being deliberately obtuse - "someone in the royal family had a problem but we won't say who..." which is kind of maximum cowardice because it tars everyone, but then again, if the royal family have a problem with someone's skin colour or won't help someone who is suicidal then they have a lot to answer.

Someone isn't telling the truth, so it will come down to a couple with a good CV in communications and 10 or so million under their belt to spend on it vs a Company worth a heck of a lot more than that, the Royal Family, who will have some of the top PR people around looking to retaliate.

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Old 08.03.2021, 09:45
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

Royalty/monarchy, repugnant institution in modern times

When you consider all that is going on in the world today, it beggars belief that the trials & tribulations of privileged elites is a topic of interest
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Old 08.03.2021, 11:00
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They werenít paid anything. Sounds like CBS had to pay that much to Oprahís company.
Oprah strikes me as a generous tipper - especially if she gets good service. Surely she slipped them a pony.
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Royalty/monarchy, repugnant institution in modern times

When you consider all that is going on in the world today, it beggars belief that the trials & tribulations of privileged elites is a topic of interest
It doesn't beggar belief in the slightest... It's always been this way during the last century. Celebrity/VIP gossip culture will always be of interest no matter what is going on in the world and often is proves an interesting or entertaining diversion and distraction from the misery of peoples actual lives during a pandemic.
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

Is it really racist to wonder what a child's colour will be?

My wife is caucasian at the fairest end of the spectrum, I am a mix of a bunch of races, but I'm clearly not caucasian. So when she was pregnant, many people, friends, relatives, etc. wondered out loud what my daughter's hair colour would be, will she have my wife's colour, or my colour? We were happy discussing this and took it as something really nice that people are so happy and interested in our child. Never for a moment I thought it was racist.

Am I to understand now that all these people are racists?

And the way Oprah reacted to this statement .. shock and "oh my god..."...
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Old 08.03.2021, 11:22
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Is it really racist to wonder what a child's colour will be?

My wife is caucasian at the fairest end of the spectrum, I am a mix of a bunch of races, but I'm clearly not caucasian. So when she was pregnant, many people, friends, relatives, etc. wondered out loud what my daughter's hair colour would be, will she have my wife's colour, or my colour? We were happy discussing this and took it as something really nice that people are so happy and interested in our child. Never for a moment I thought it was racist.

Am I to understand now that all these people are racists?

And the way Oprah reacted to this statement .. shock and "oh my god..."...
I’ve just had this convo. It’s not at all racist to wonder - unless you’re wondering because you are bothered by it.
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Old 08.03.2021, 11:25
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Is it really racist to wonder what a child's colour will be?

My wife is caucasian at the fairest end of the spectrum, I am a mix of a bunch of races, but I'm clearly not caucasian. So when she was pregnant, many people, friends, relatives, etc. wondered out loud what my daughter's hair colour would be, will she have my wife's colour, or my colour? We were happy discussing this and took it as something really nice that people are so happy and interested in our child. Never for a moment I thought it was racist.

Am I to understand now that all these people are racists?

And the way Oprah reacted to this statement .. shock and "oh my god..."...
You wondered what your child would look like? Shock and horror, you racist!
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Old 08.03.2021, 11:25
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Lots of people screaming that the Royal familyís treatment of Meghan is racist, whilst also screaming that she was treated exactly the same as her white mother in law Diana
Trailer trash is colorblind.

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You wondered what your child would look like? Shock and horror, you racist!
Would it be a boy or a girl, or a transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit or third gender?
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Old 08.03.2021, 11:29
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Would it be a boy or a girl, or a transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit or third gender?
Or a "Potato-Head"!

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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

Whatever their motives for going on Oprah are, it is really unsavoury to be hanging all your dirty laundry for the entire world to hear and see. Maybe itís not so bad if one would stand to rake in millions and have a priceless amount of publicity from it
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Would it be a boy or a girl, or a transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit or third gender?
This is a step too far, I've decided that my BS morals can accept that a parent might wonder about their childs appearance, but their gender? How very dare you sir. Every babypersons parents should be allowed to interpret their childs gender wishes by the age of 2 and act accordingly.
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Old 08.03.2021, 11:33
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Or a "Potato-Head"!

Tom
Is that Mr or Mrs?
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Reviving because of the interview.

Take aways from the interview with Oprah:

- the firm is bad
- don't ever mention a child's possible skin colour
- Meghan was suicidal
- Harry's a decent guy
- Charles can be a dick
- The queen is lovely
- Harry and Meghan aren't that rich (apart from the 30 million dollars he received from his mother)
- Charles, William and Kate are trapped
- The firm spreads lies or doesn't counteract them.

Did I miss anything?
Have you been watching The Crown?

It’s clear the Queen is still on the throne as she hopes to outlive Charles.

It is also clear that the monarchy is struggling to modernise. Highlight of the 21st century has been Pippa‘s bum
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Is it really racist to wonder what a child's colour will be?

My wife is caucasian at the fairest end of the spectrum, I am a mix of a bunch of races, but I'm clearly not caucasian. So when she was pregnant, many people, friends, relatives, etc. wondered out loud what my daughter's hair colour would be, will she have my wife's colour, or my colour? We were happy discussing this and took it as something really nice that people are so happy and interested in our child. Never for a moment I thought it was racist.

Am I to understand now that all these people are racists?

And the way Oprah reacted to this statement .. shock and "oh my god..."...
Megan is hardly black!

I have 2 nephews. One married a 100% black Jamaican girl, the otherĎs wife had a 100% Barbadian mother and white father.

They were of course welcomed into our family and today they have 5 children between them. Yes, of course we speculated about how the babies would look before they were born.

Insecure Megan was pathetically miss-playing the race card in desperation aided and abetted by multi-millionaire Oprah...
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