Meghan Markle Says She Was The “Most Trolled Person In The Entire World In 2019”
Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry appeared on the Teenage Therapy podcast Saturday (Oct.10) to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day. The Duchess of Sussex opened up about her struggles with online bullying and the pressures of social media. She said,
I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world-male or female. Now eight months of that I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby but what was able to just be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable. That’s so big you can’t even think about what that feels like because I don’t care if you’re 15 or 25 if people are saying things about you that aren’t true what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging.”
Later in the interview, Prince Harry spoke on how he navigates through the negativity that comes along with being a Royal. He said,
“Hate following has become a thing, you don’t need to do that. Just as much as we worry about, be concerned, and take notice of what we put in our bellies as a diet, the same applies for our eyes and our mind, what we’re consuming is affecting us.”
“For me, I made the choice not to read it, not to see it, and to remove myself from that, and to very much focus on the uplifting and the hopeful side.”
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex nearly stopped the world when they tied the knot on May 19, 2018. This year, the couple celebrated their 2 year wedding anniversary.
In January 2020, the pair announced that they would be “stepping back” from their roles as members of the British royal family, and would split time between the UK and North America.
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