Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex who left the British Royal Family, released her new Spotify podcast “Archetypes” on Monday where she interviewed tennis star, Serena Williams. Following the episode’s launch, the show was panned by critics.
The episode, titled “The Misconception of Ambition with Serena Williams,” was nearly an hour long and was supposed to focus on Serena Williams; However, many critics argued that it was yet “another way Megan can talk about herself,” as critics across the pond lambasted the duchess, per the Daily Wire.
“It seems to be an allegory of all the many ways in which she, a fierce, strong, brave woman was wronged and traduced in the ten minutes she lived in the UK and was fêted as the best thing to happen to the royal family in years,” Hillary Rose of the Times wrote about the podcast. “Her podcast is pure, narcissistic gibberish, and next week she’s ‘in conversation’ with Mariah Carey. Shoot me now.”
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Rose added that instead of listening to “Markle’s syrupy California drawl,” she would rather beat herself, “unconscious… with a copy of ‘Finding Freedom.’”
Another critic, Steerpike writing for the Spectator, stated that Markle dominated the conversation given, “since it takes 11 minutes for Serena to barely get a word in edgeways.”
“It’s hard to believe that it took 28 people, including eight executive producers, to make the episode – plus Meghan herself, who is also listed as an ‘executive producer’ in the credits,” the author mocked, adding, “Sussex fans (apparently there still are plenty) shouldn’t get too excited about the new series. If the couple’s last Spotify podcast is anything to go by, this is all they’re going to get.”
“The podcast is an interview with this inspirational sporting figure in name only,” Celia Walden wrote in The Telegraph. “If the rest of the season is anything like the premiere, what we’re really going to be listening into week after week is Meghan interviewing herself.”
“Even the anecdote about how Meghan first met her supposed interviewee — at a 2010 Super Bowl party — is somehow turned into self-aggrandizement,” the author continued. “Spotting Serena heading towards someone, Meghan wondered who on earth could have sparked this special woman’s interest, and — oh, my goodness! — it was her.”
“Every woman has had a girlfriend like Meghan: the one who turns every confidence back to them and hijacks every distressing anecdote with one of their own — only theirs is longer drawn-out, more distressing.”
It seems like attempting to destroy the reputation of the Royal Family and leaving to become a celebrity here in the states hasn’t worked out for Meghan Markle. Americans and Brits alike don’t like folks who are obsessed with themselves.
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