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Meghan Markle reveals online abuse struggles

By News   Desk

Meghan Markle

During a keynote speech at the annual SXSW Conference in Texas, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, opened up about facing hateful abuse on social media during her pregnancies with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Meghan, who joined a panel that included US actor Brooke Shields, shared her experience dealing with online toxicity.

Reflecting on the cruelty she endured, Meghan expressed concern about the widespread negativity, particularly among women online. She questioned the motives behind sharing hurtful content and urged for a return to empathy and humanity in the digital space.

The former Suits actor highlighted a pivotal moment from her past when, at the age of 11, she successfully advocated for a change in a Procter & Gamble advertisement, from saying dishwashing liquid was for women to instead for people all over America. Meghan emphasized the power of using one's voice to advocate for what is right, emphasizing that everyone's voice matters.

During the discussion, Meghan stressed the importance of representation, noting that equity is not a zero-sum game and that an inclusive environment benefits everyone. These comments come amid Princess of Wales's recovery from abdominal surgery in the UK and the recent eviction of Kate's maternal uncle, Gary Goldsmith, from Celebrity Big Brother.