It seemed the shift in gears by Meghan Markle from Hollywood wannabe trying to indulge Brad Pitt for movie opportunities to social justice and feminist icon had gone down relatively well with the media, despite the Duchess of Difficult plagiarising content for her speeches.
Of course, her fans have lapped it all up. We’ve seen speculation that Meghan could actually be entertaining the idea of a run at the White House.
I’d so love that to be true. The spectacle of Meghan Markle trying to debate with actual politicians on live television would be car-crash television at it’s very best.
However, it seems not everyone is enamored with Meghan’s new-found love of social justice.
When Meghan Markle looks in the mirror and imagines herself as a social justice warrior for the masses, she probably dreams of being held in the same regard as the genuine activists and those who make a difference at the grassroots level of society.
People like Jacinta Price.
Daughter of Bess Price, herself a life-long social campaigner and politician, Jacinta Price has been fighting injustice her entire life. Growing up with a mother who went from experiencing domestic violence in her teens to working in education and as a consultant in cross-cultural awareness training, the Alice Springs councilor is well-placed to know authenticity when she sees it.
And she doesn’t see it when she looks at Meghan Markle.
Commenting on Meghan Markle and her recent involvement in the BLM movement, Price said:
Black Lives Matter continues to push a false narrative. There are a lot of people with a lot of goodwill who think by jumping on the bandwagon they are supporting Aboriginal Australians, but they are doing the exact opposite.
Taking aim directly at Meghan Markle, Jacinta continued:
Her lending her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement is silencing the voices of those people in the communities who are vulnerable to black-on-black crime.
Price describes Meghan as “a woman of great privilege” who is “completely removed from reality and circumstances on the ground.”
Honestly, did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry believe that they would be able to hijack social causes that are crucial to so many people without any backlash?
Some people don’t just sit in their multi-million dollar mansions and talk about racial and societal injustice. They live it and have done throughout their lives.
And by that, I don’t mean crying about the British media being horrible while you spend over half a million dollars of someone else’s money on clothes.
People like Jacinta Price have lived the type of life that Meghan Markle is preaching about in her Steve Jobs-inspired speeches.
I have a feeling that Jacinta may be just the first of many authentic social justice campaigners who call out people like Meghan Markle on their privilege and question why they’re using a very serious cause to further their own agenda.