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Meghan Markle's Dad Continues To Be a Bullying Piece of S**t

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | January 27, 2020 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | January 27, 2020 |

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With Meghan and Harry taking a step back from front-line royal life and upping sticks to Canada, the British media has been handling the story in its typically restrained and empathetic manner by exploiting Meghan’s past and personal life for all its worth. That, of course, means that her gaslighting piece of human excrement father has been doing the rounds once more, publicly blackmailing his daughter into paying attention to him.

Thomas Markle, the man who participated in staged paparazzi photos before Meghan’s wedding and has spent the past two years or so doing everything in his power to embarrass his kid, has returned from whatever cavern he was dwelling in to repeat his shtick. Shock horror, his biggest reoccurring platform is on Good Morning Britain, co-hosted by Piers Morgan, a piece of pond-scam who seems to have made it his life’s mission to take down Meghan for reasons that make no sense.

Oh gee, I can’t imagine why Meghan wouldn’t want to associate with a guy who helps to fuel the racist fires that have engulfed her life for years now. What a compassionate parental figure. Thomas Markle made mention of a 90-minute documentary show he participated in with Channel 5, listed his issues with said program, then added this genuinely ghoulish threat.

‘After this interview, if I don’t hear from someone in 30 days then I will try again. I don’t want to sit in silence in my living room for the rest of my life waiting for someone to get back to me.’

Yup, that’ll work, Tommy. Just keep blackmailing your kid with paid television appearances until she loves you again. Father of the year there. Keep in mind that he may finally get what he wants when Meghan’s lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday goes to trial. She is suing the paper for publishing a personal letter she sent to her dad in 2018, and he has said, ‘If it comes to meeting them in a courtroom, that’s great. At least I’d finally get to see them.’

Honestly, f**k you, dude, and f**k every British media platform giving him paid space to emotionally gaslight and blackmail his daughter for personal profit. It must feel great to be personally complicit in the destruction of someone’s trust issues and emotional psyche. That’s why we get into journalism, isn’t it?

I would usually hesitate to continue giving this vulture a platform here by even talking about this, but honestly, we’re at the stage in Britain where I think we desperately need media reminders of any kind that what has happened to Meghan and how her own family has been weaponized against her by the tabloids and figures like Morgan is abnormal. They’re all currently digging their heels in and claiming there’s nothing racist about any of the coverage Meghan has faced, and now they’re just actively participating in a form of extortion, all dressed up as ‘fair news.’ This isn’t fair. It’s bullying and someone should call it what it is.

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Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.

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