Recently, a few clips from ‘Citadel’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ which appear to be making crude jokes about Princess Kate Middleton, have surfaced on Twitter and enraged users who have assumed that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is the mastermind behind them.
In ‘Citadel’, which stars Priyanka Chopra, a friend of Markle’s, a sexist joke was made about Middleton. In a scene from the third episode, a line says, “The chief of armed forces? You might as well have asked me how to get between the legs of the Duchess of Cambridge!”
Middleton was formerly recognized as the Duchess of Cambridge, before her role was elevated after the death of Queen Elizabeth.
According to Page Six, Priyanka Chopra, who is the main lead on the show, was present on set when this line was delivered, and was reportedly aware of it.
Chopra and Markle were close friends before the Duchess’ marriage to Prince Harry, and Chopra attended their wedding in the UK, later writing a gushing note about her.
In ‘The Little Mermaid’ a scene has been interpreted by fans as a dig at Middleton.
In this scene, as Page Six reported, Prince Eric and Ariel meet after she sacrifices her voice to come on land. Eric is trying to guess what is her name, and his first guess is Diana, then Catharine. To which Arial makes a disgusted reaction to which Eric responds “OK, definitely not Catherine.”
Since these two clips went viral on social media, fans have criticised Chopra’s actions as classless and slammed the makers behind ‘Citadel’ for allowing such a tasteless and sexist joke.
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