Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, rarely win on social media even when they are trying to do something positive.
The power couple, who is featured on the Time 100 list of most influential people in the world, used a segment of the ABC special about the annual listicle to encourage people to vote.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave up on their royal duties earlier this year, but they still want their loyal followers to fight for a better future.
During the ABC Time 100 special, Harry and Meghan spoke from the backyard of their recently-purchased Santa Barbara estate.
It was relatively brief, but viewers were able to catch a glimpse and understand why they paid so much money for the estate — the green scenery made a real impression.
However, their message was more interesting and powerful. The American actress stated: “Now we’re just six weeks out from election day and today is national voter registration day. Every four years, we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter because you do, and you deserve to be heard.”
She continued: “What we’re exposed to online seeps into how we engaged with each other offline. It can train us to be kind, or it can train us to be cruel. Let’s challenge ourselves to build communities of compassion.”
Harry went in the same direction when it comes to the negativity online, and he added: “When one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect but act. As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity. What we consume, what we are exposed to, and what we engage with online, has a real effect on all of us.”
President @realDonaldTrump's "not you" roast of reporter and following answer on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is Hall of Fame material
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 23, 2020
Critics were not pleased with the whole display and blasted the royals for the backyard and their focus on the election.
One of them explained: “She sure moved up from Frogmore, didn’t she? And works when she wants not daily to help charity. I guess we just supposed to buy the fact that she moved upwards 90% and lessened her work by 90% on top of that.”
A second person brought up the lawsuits against the media: “Lecturing American ppl while they are suing everybody. They feel that they moved to California to be King Harry and Queen Meghan of America👑👑🤡🤡🎪..what joke. Such NARCISSISTS💩💩💩.”
This observer chimed in: “No one cares. They have no family values. No loyalty. Please do what you wanted to live a low key life. 🤫🤫🤫🤫.”
President Donald Trump joined the critics when a journalist suggested that Meghan had endorsed his opponent, Joe Biden. Although she encouraged people to vote, Meghan never mentioned Democrats or Biden by name.
Naysayers are also asking for Harry and Meghan to lose their titles.