Charlie Hebdo Meghan Markle: Royal fans are disgusted

A Charlie Hebdo cartoon about Meghan Markle’s racism claims disgusted royal fans.

The French satirical magazine referred to the death of George Floyd in the comic strip published yesterday (Saturday 13 March).

It shows the Duchess of Sussex with the Queen’s knee behind her neck. The portrayal of Meghan with the title “Why Meghan stopped” says in a cloud of speech: “Because I could no longer breathe.”


Title cartoon made “satirical” references to allegations made in an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Photo credit: CBS / YouTube)

The cartoon also depicts the queen as grinning and with red eyes and hairy legs.

How royal fans reacted to the Charlie Hebdo cartoon by Meghan Markle and the Queen

Many social media watchers thoroughly condemned the cover. Dozens of observers also accused the magazine of being racist itself.

“I just have no words for how disgusting it is,” grumbled a Twitter user.

Read more: Queen News: Monarch shows up for the first time since the interview with Harry and Meghan

“How terribly insensitive! This is unacceptable and you should know better! “Raged another.

Meghan Markle with the Queen
Meghan Markle spoke very lovingly about the Queen on TV chat (Credit: SplashNews)

A third added, “The Charlie Hebdo cartoon about Meghan is mean and shameful.”

“Wrong at every level”

Halima Begum, executive director of the Runnymede Trust think tank for racial equality, also tweeted that the cartoon was “wrong on every level”.

She wrote: “The Queen as George Floyd’s killer crushing Meghan’s neck? Meghan says she can’t breathe?

Read more: Harry and Meghan: Lorraine Kelly Says Royal Family Have To Look At Each Other For A Long Time.

“It doesn’t cross borders, doesn’t make anyone laugh or provoke racism. It degrades the problems and causes insults across the board. “

I just have no words for how gross this is.

Others, however, were amused by the pictures.

“A great cover so you are discussing it,” said one person.

Another suggested, “If it offends you, that’s your problem. Freedom of speech is not negotiable. Your bullets or your words will not silence freedom of speech. “

Queen News: Monarch appears for the first time since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah interview
The Queen smiled on Friday (Credit: Sky News)

How the royal family reacted to the Oprah interview

The racing series took place earlier this week after Meghan claimed during Sussexes’ interview with Oprah Winfrey that there were concerns within the royal family about what the skin color of son Dark Archie might be when he was born.

Despite the ramifications, the Queen smiled on her first public appearance since the interview on Friday (March 12).

She joked with students, teachers and scientists during a video call to celebrate British Science Week.

And on Thursday (March 11th), Prince William insisted that the Royals “are not a racist family”.

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