The piece, titled ‘2022 Is The Year We All Finally Got Tired of the Narcissists,’ suggest that, for the likes of Markle, in 2022: ‘Some of them got their comeuppance and some of them got worse: our disinterest.’
Writer Joanna Weiss noted that she’s drawn to the likes of Markle and Prince Harry, but that the couple’s Netflix documentary ‘Harry and Meghan’ turned her against them.
She writes: ‘My natural sympathy for the couple started turning to irritation, and it occurred to me that ego has its limits. And it struck me that the overreach that led to the Sussexes’ critically panned mega-series is the same impulse that turned Elon Musk into a terror on Twitter, that prompted Ye to up the ante of outrageous behavior until he crossed the line into blatant antisemitism, that sent Bankman-Fried from the top of the world to a Bahamian jail.’
A writer for Politico has called Meghan Markle a ‘narcissist’ akin to the likes of Donald Trump, Kanye West, Elizabeth Holmes and Sam Bankman-Fried in a year-end story
Weiss allows that the royal couple have legitimate grievances, however ‘Even sympathetic critics have groused that there’s little new here, beyond the vanity.’
The piece admits that the Sussexes brand of narcissism is more ‘benign’ than the likes of Kanye West, Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Sam Bankman-Fried, but that when it gets to the level of those three in particular, it can become dangerous.
Meghan & Harry, directed by Liz Garbus, is the first project to emerge from the multi-year deal the couple signed with the streaming giant back in 2020, shortly after they announced they were stepping down as working members of the royal family.
In September 2020, the couple announced a partnership with Netflix to work on a number of projects including documentaries, docuseries, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming in collaboration with their company Archewell Productions.
In an official statement released at the time, they said: ‘Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.’
They added Netflix’s ‘unprecedented reach will help [them] share impactful content that unlocks action’.
In July last year, the duchess announced her first project with Netflix, an animated series called Pearl, in which she would take on the roles of creator and executive producer.
However in May this year, Pearl was dropped by the streaming platform as part of a wave of cutbacks prompted by their drop in subscribers.
The piece, titled ‘2022 Is The Year We All Finally Got Tired of the Narcissists,’ suggest that, for the likes of Markle and Sam Bankman-Fried (pictured), in 2022: ‘Some of them got their comeuppance and some of them got worse: our disinterest’
The piece admits that the Sussexes brand of narcissism is more ‘benign’ than the likes of Kanye West, Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Sam Bankman-Fried, but that when it gets to the level of those three in particular, it can become dangerous
Netflix reportedly paid £88 million ($100million) for Harry and Meghan’s bombshell docuseries as part of a multi-year deal with the streaming giant
Netflix recently announced that the couple would present a documentary series that will celebrate ‘inspirational leaders’ throughout history, inspired by Nelson Mandela.
‘Live to Lead’ is a seven-part series featuring interviews with global figures ‘who have made brave choices’ including Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and late US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Other people who will be featured include Bryan Stevenson, a 63-year-old US social justice activist and law professor, Albie Sachs, 87, a former South African judge, rugby player Siya Kolisi, 31, and the journalist Gloria Steinem, 88.
The couple are billed as executive producers and are likely to make an appearance in the series.