- Online harassment of Camilla, the Queen’s consort and Meghan Markle has escalated after the Queen’s death.
- TikTokers have compared Camilla and Diana’s brutality and spread misinformation about Megan.
- In 2020, Meghan described the abuse she experienced online as “almost unsurvivable”.
As millions mourn the Queen’s death, Meghan Markle and Camilla Parker-Bowles have once again found themselves the targets of online harassment and disinformation campaigns.
TikTok videos mocking Meghan during the Queen’s funeral livestream on Monday have garnered millions of views. Another series of videos criticized Meghan’s funeral dress and accused her of copying an old Princess Diana costume, although the video – which has been viewed more than 22.5 million times – preceded the funeral and used images from Memorial Day 2019.
For Generation Z users who mainly fill out TikTok, fanciful images like “The Crown” (which started a new bout of online harassment for Camilla after her debut) relationship photography) and TikToks about the royal family are contributing to a new distaste for the Queen’s consort.
Participation-based algorithms tend to do so Amplify polarized videos instead of turning them offOnline abuse and misinformation tend to spread at an alarming rate – whether it’s misinformation about Meghan’s funeral dress or… Conspiracy theory that the Queen died of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Slideshow of Camilla playing “The New Queen” or “His Wife” along with photos of Diana captioned “The Real Queen” and “His Ex-wife” set to contemporary music and watched by hundreds of thousands of people. The hashtag “Cowmilla”, which refers to the Queen’s Queen, has been used in videos directing online harassment at Camilla and in videos only criticizing Meghan.
The Sussexes left social media due to harassment in January 2021. Interview with The Cut She posted last month describing Meghan as “ready for her next act” and sparked sarcasm about returning to Instagram.
Megan was Lightning rod for online abuse and The staple of British tabloids Since her relationship with Prince Harry became public in 2016, which prompted the couple to do so Announced in January 2020 that they would “retreat as ‘prominent members’ of the British royal family. In October of that year, in Appearing on the ‘Teenager Therapy’ podcast, Meghan described online abuse as “almost unavoidable”.
“I was told that in 2019 you were the most trolled person in the entire world – male or female,” Meghan said, adding that she was not “visible” for eight months out of the year due to maternity leave.
The 41-year-old former actor is a contemporary fixation of trolls, but this new wave of online harassment directed at Camilla, 75, is a revival of older vitriol that has recently emerged for young adults.
Many blamed Camilla for the dissolution of the marriage of Diana and Charles, now King, in the 1990s.
Tina Brown, author of “The Palace Papers” In an April interview with The Washington Post. “I mean, she was called a hag, an old bag, a witch. I mean, those were the words I’ve used about Camilla for years.”
Brown went on to say that public opinion of Camilla became particularly scathing after Diana’s death in 1997.
Camilla, she said, “was considered the ugly kind of force that drove, you know, Diana into such pain and grief, you know, I mean, the love that Charles had for her.”
In which Famous 1995 interview with journalist Martin BashirDiana referred to Camilla as the “third person” in her marriage. British media dubbed her Camilla.Britain’s most hated woman. “