A young Australian has dubbed Meghan Markle a “trainwreck” after the former actress’ seven-minute speech on gender equality.
On Monday, the Duchess of Sussex delivered her first personal address in the UK since she quit as a working royal more than two years ago amid the ‘Megxit’ crisis.
Meghan told the audience at the One Young World summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester that “it’s very nice to be back in the UK” before urging young leaders to “consolidate their place in history” by getting involved worked to “create a better future”.
But Australian social media user gowokegobrokeaus criticized the speech, claiming Meghan Markle was “not real, rehearsed and made up” in a TikTok video on Wednesday.
“Who saw Meghan Markle’s speech? … It was a train wreck, she hasn’t had a good run lately. All this publicity she’s doing is not doing her any favors at all,” she said.
“I really want to like her because I like Harry and he seems like a really nice, genuine person.
“I think the problem with her is that she’s so fake and everything that comes out of her mouth seems so rehearsed and so made up.”
Gowokegobrokeaus claimed Meghan Markle tried to portray herself as the modern-day Oprah Winfrey, but she didn’t have the media icon’s struggles and backstory.
TikToker Gowokegobrokeaus (pictured) called Meghan Markle’s One Young World summit speech a “trainwreck” and slammed the former actress as “disingenuous” and “made up”.
In the TikTok video, which has garnered over 16,500 views, Gowokegobrokeaus calls Meghan Markle a “diva” and a “spoiled brat” whose personal life is at odds with the public persona she’s trying to forge.
“She tries to inspire through her words and speeches, but she doesn’t do anything in her life to really back that up,” she said.
“She defies all those kind words she says in public by being a complete diva and a spoiled brat in private.
“It’s really hard to connect her public persona to her private persona … It’s really hard to feel like we have a connection to her real self or that we know who she really is because everything is behind one.” facade hides.”
The video, titled “Meghan breaks up,” has divided TikTok users, with some agreeing with the young woman’s claims.
“I don’t find either of them nice or real. They’re both legitimate brats who want a pat on the back for being rich and having opinions,” wrote one user.
“Their speeches/interviews are all the same words…just in a different order. It stays the same. STORY…all about her,” commented another user.
“I agree, I want to like her, she’s a strong, independent woman, but she lies or twists the truth too often to be real,” a third person chimed in.
Other users disagreed, calling Gowokegobroaus a “hater” who didn’t do her research.
‘I do not agree with you. Everyone has their own opinion, but to say they don’t support that means you haven’t researched it,” wrote one user.
“Broadly speaking, how does it affect you? Get a life hater,” another person commented.
Another commented, “Her speech was amazing and an inspiration…there is NO problem and 100% genuine…you just don’t like her…just another woman hating another woman.”
In her speech, Meghan Markle shared just one anecdote about women while speaking to around 2,000 people, and gushed about Prince Harry and the “life-changing” effects of becoming a mother to Archie
The seven-minute speech was Meghan Markle’s first personal address in the UK since she and Prince Harry (pictured) retired as working royals more than two years ago amid the Megxit crisis
The Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers said the Manchester speech, which was billed in advance as equality, was a “missed opportunity”.
He told ITV’s Lorraine that speaking to 2,000 delegates at the opening ceremony was “a little too much more of a reference about her own personal experiences”.
The former actress shared just one anecdote about women during the speech to a crowd of around 2,000, and gushed about Prince Harry and the “life-changing” effects of becoming a mother to Archie.
At one point she spoke of her pride in being a “mother” and seemed emotional as the audience applauded. She then opened up about how her life has “changed significantly” — a reference that may have to do with Archie, the royal family and Megxit.
Meghan told the mainly young audience how she first became involved with the organization in 2014: ‘In a lot of ways I was probably a lot like you, I was young, I was ambitious’, explaining to the audience that they ‘needed to seize the moment’ and not be paralyzed by self-doubt.
Wondering how she became successful, she referred to herself as “the girl from Suits” who eventually “was invited to sit at the table with powerful leaders, prime ministers, philanthropists and activists.” She also spoke about the first time she was asked to be a consultant and having a “pinch-me moment.”
“I was so blown away by this experience, I think, I think I even saved my little paper placeholder with my name on it,” she said, adding it was “just proof: proof that I was there.” , proof I belonged ’cause the truth was I wasn’t sure I belonged.’
Her seven-minute speech was a breakneck writing that came just days after her controversial interview with The Cut magazine, in which she said it takes “a lot of effort” to forgive and hinted that she could “say anything” in what was seen by some as a thinly veiled threat to the royal family.
The Duchess of Sussex faced backlash after telling The Cut (pictured on the magazine’s cover) that a The Lion King cast member said South Africans “danced in the streets” in 2019 when she married Prince Harry – just like they did when ‘Mandela was freed from prison’
Natalie (pictured with David Koch) called Meghan Markle a “tosser” in an extraordinary on-air rant after the Duchess of Sussex compared herself to Nelson Mandela
In the interview with The Cut magazine, Meghan Markle said that “just by their existence” she and Harry would “disrupt the dynamic of the hierarchy” before stepping down as senior working royals in 2020.
The Duchess of Sussex also claimed she was compared to South African hero Nelson Mandela – a claim Meghan has dubbed a “tosser”.
Meghan Markle said a cast member of The Lion King in 2019 said South Africans “dance in the streets” when she married Prince Harry – just as they did when “Mandela was freed from prison”.
The remark prompted Australian Sunrise TV presenter Natalie Barr to dub Megan a “tosser” in an extraordinary on-air rant.
“I think in Australia we would say she’s just full of it. She’s an asshole. She is a total ass! That’s how we would describe them. I just can’t . . . the way she talks,” she said.
Barr, 54, who is known for her more conservative broadcasting style, was unusually candid when she told her co-host David “Kochie” Koch that she “couldn’t even bear to sit through the whole article.”