InvestmentsMeghan Markle and Prince Harry are aware of the non-stop negative headlines about them. The Duchess of Sussex clapped back at the tabloids by calling them "toxic."
Meghan Markle Said Tabloids Need Warning Labels Like Cigarette
The Duchess of Sussex appeared at The New York Times DealBook Online Summit on Tuesday. Markle joined Andrew Ross Sorkin, editor-at-large and founder of DealBook The New York Times, and Mellody Hobson, the co-CEO and president of Ariel Investment, at the event.
Sorkin asked the duchess what it's like "being a boss" at the Archewell Foundation because he read great t things about the duchess as a boss. Sorkin added that there are a lot of crazy things about being a boss on tabloids. At that point, Markle quipped and advised him to steer clear of gossip.
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"Well, first I would urge you not to read tabloids, because I don't think that that's healthy for anyone," Markle said as quoted by E! News. "Hopefully, one day they come with a warning label like cigarettes do, like, 'This is toxic for your mental health.'"
Markle also talked about the "clickbait culture." The Duchess of Sussex acknowledged that there is a "legitimate media." However, she also pointed out how "salacious" things are more interested and get more pickup. Negative reports are easier to monetize, so they end up in the feeds of the "entire environment of the media."
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Don't Care About Tabloids
In September, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to New York City. Their trip received mixed responses. Some praised the couple, but many also slammed them because it allegedly mimicked a royal tour.
Several also slammed Markle for her expenses outfits when they visited a public school. Most criticisms were from the U.K. tabloids, and according to a source close to the couple, they didn't mind it.
"The tabloids will do as the tabloids do," the unnamed tipster told Omid Scobie for Harper's Bazaar. "Only difference now is that they really don’t pay attention to it. It doesn’t penetrate their world."
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