Prince Harry and Megan Markle were again in the spotlight this week with the release of the new South Park episode titled The Worldwide Privacy Tour where the couple is comically portrayed as entitled people who contradict themselves.
Harry and Meghan's roles are mocked when they are introduced as royals of Canada instead of the United Kingdom. The episode begins off with showing the queen of Canada's funeral, where Harry And Meghan then appear on Good Morning Canada to advertise WAAGH, which is intended to reflect Harry's controversial book, Spare.
Harry and Meghan's priority over advertising the novel rather than mourning the queen's death is meant to hint at the couple's selfish nature and distant attitude toward the royal family.
The couple is further ridiculed by the host of Good Morning Canada who insinuates they really don’t want “privacy” because they cannot stop trying to get attention on television and elsewhere. He continues by saying that since Meghan “does TV shows, hangs out with celebrities and does fashion magazines,” she really must not want privacy.
According to a Royal reporter, Harry and Meghan were furious at South Park and even considered taking legal action. “This appears to be their course of action rather than laughing it off,” he said. He later goes on to say that the lawsuit would devastate their credibility.
However, Harry and Meghan are simply “annoyed” at South Park and view the episode as “boring and baseless” rather than mean-spirited, according to the Spectator.
Critics of the Royal couple argued that suing the program would demonstrate that they are sensitive and unable to bear criticism from a show recognized for insulting every demographic.
One royal commentator issued a statement casting doubt on the idea that Harry or Meghan would actually go through with the lawsuit. “If anything, they’ll know they’re in good company with other decent people who’ve been raked over the coals by the show,” they said.
South Park is no stranger to controversy, having endured threats by Islamic terrorists after drawing pictures of the prophet Muhammed to turn Mickey Mouse into an evil foul-mouthed CEO.
The cartoon also went viral a second time this week, with an old episode of theirs regarding trans rights and women gaining attention. South Park criticizes the idea of trans women being women because they cannot get pregnant even after they have sex-change surgery.
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