After Stella McCartney drew some attention to Meghan Markle in a recent Instagram post, things seemed to backfire on her quite badly, as she found herself facing a lot of backlash from many people.
Not just supporters of Markle herself, but also some of McCartney’s fans, who wanted to criticize her for the way she was acting and her disrespectful behavior towards veterans.
The post was not an ill-intended one in any way — it was meant to highlight a recent change in Markle’s appearance, and how stylish she looked.
The controversial caption read: “So honoured to have HRH Duchess of Sussex in our Autumn ’19 coat at Remembrance Day service. x Stella.”
The designer previously said this about the member of the royal wearing her outfits: “I was honoured, and I still am. I think Meghan chose me for reasons other than just a beautiful dress—plenty of people can do that. She is not a difficult client to make look beautiful. Being a women’s woman played a part.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced tonight that they will not spend Christmas with the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family this year. They will instead spend the festive season with Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland. Harry and Meghan are taking what has been called "extended family time" at the end of this month. Buckingham Palace will not say if the couple will be in California, where Ms Ragland lives, but they are expected to be in America for Christmas with their son Archie 👶 🇺🇸 🎄 William and Kate have previously spent Christmas with her parents Michael and Carol Middleton. #harryandmeghan #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #princeharry #meghanmarkle #duchessmeghan #christmas #festiveseason #sandringham
However, many people quickly stormed the comments with critical statements, accusing McCartney of trying to draw attention away from the many veterans who had given their lives to defend the country over the years.
McCartney has since deleted the post and has backtracked on it almost completely, but the backlash against her does not seem to have ended yet.
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New post on the blog with comments about the Sussexes’ statement—released via Buckingham Palace—about their plans to spend Christmas with Doria. Link to the post is in my profile. . . . #duchessofsussex #meghanmarkle #dukeofsussex #princeharry #dukeandduchessofsussex #royalchristmas #duchessmeghan
Many people have been actively complaining about the way she acted on social media, even accusing her of intentionally disrespecting the memories of the many veterans in the country’s history.
One critic stated: “Remembrance day is to honour those that fought for us not to use for advertising purposes. Pretty shocked.”
Another follower added: ““Using remembrance day to advertise your clothes is a little disrespectful!! People died and you take pictures of people showing respect for advertising purposes. Just wrong.”
She has not addressed the controversial situation in any capacity, although she has made it clear that she will not return to making posts like this one in the near future.
Some have pointed out that the response she got may have been a bit harsh, but in the end, that is the way social media works for the most part nowadays, so that should not be surprising to anyone.