'White privilege power hour': Fox & Friends hosts scorched for ignoring racism in Meghan and Harry story
The hosts on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning discussed Oprah's bombshell interview with the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, by ignoring the heart-wrenching accusations of racism, revelation of mental health issues, and deep emotional pain the couple say they have experienced because of the British Monarchy.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade attacked the couple, saying "it's kind of interesting they want to be out of the spotlight, they want their lives back, yet they do James Corden's show, they do Oprah, and they've got this big podcast deal and Netflix deal."
But it was co-host Ainsley Earhardt who managed to boil everything down to money.
"I'll just say if I got a castle, and I got the jewels and a crown, I wouldn't be leaving! I would not leave!"
Ainsley Earhardt, who says she watched the Meghan & Harry interview, says "if I got a castle, and I got the jewels… https://t.co/hEYp86tQRj— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis) 1615205981.0
On social media many were furious at the "tone deaf" attitude and "white privilege" the co-hosts displayed.
A white panel discussing a black woman’s mental health ... tone deaf what Meghan and Harry said about racism. Tablo… https://t.co/t9Yd3W4iCq— Tony Pan (@Tony Pan) 1615208117.0
@revrrlewis TFW you completely miss the point in a conversation and accidentally reveal how empty and shallow your life is.— KathleenFrances 🇮🇪🇺🇸 (@KathleenFrances 🇮🇪🇺🇸) 1615206419.0
Why privilege is not understanding what it means to be on the receiving end of racism. So, all you can think of is… https://t.co/aOBjZu18ek— #BHM (@#BHM) 1615206690.0
It’s actually same group of people. The same that belong to a certain party in America, downplay racism too, they’r… https://t.co/Pd7JJa57tS— Sody (@Sody) 1615206458.0
@revrrlewis The reality is that you are not allowed to leave. To see your friends . To do what you want. You live f… https://t.co/RYabQOUh7h— M.J. Norgaard (@M.J. Norgaard) 1615208835.0
@revrrlewis “I have my ideas about certain ways of life from children’s movies and In Touch magazine, and nothing a… https://t.co/V1Z2nlUK2j— waspuppet (@waspuppet) 1615206216.0
@revrrlewis @brianstelter How many ways can fox be racist? They succeed every day to show just how racist they are!!!— Julie Lininger (@Julie Lininger) 1615211870.0
@revrrlewis God. A woman contemplated suicide & FOX is yukking it up. Damn, FOX is gross.— 🌼💛 (@🌼💛) 1615207099.0
@revrrlewis @brianstelter She don’t get it, mental health is soo much more important 😩🙏🏾— M Lino (@M Lino) 1615212937.0
@revrrlewis Proof white people don’t know what racism is. Now stop telling us what it is.— Damen Clegg (@Damen Clegg) 1615206490.0
@revrrlewis Could she be more shallow?— Debra (@Debra) 1615206726.0
@revrrlewis @brianstelter How very white of her.— Mrs. Apotheker 🇺🇸 (@Mrs. Apotheker 🇺🇸) 1615210193.0
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