MEGHAN MARKLE has become the centre of attention recently after her and Prince Harry decided to step down as senior Royals and now a British comedian has sparked backlash after making comments on a US TV show.
British Comedian John Oliver wasted no time in giving his verdict on the recent Royal drama. The Last Week Tonight host revealed that he thought that a lot of people don’t really care about the drama.
Mr Oliver said on The Late Show to host Stephen Colbert: “I mean I respect the throne.
“I don’t think anyone really cares as much as they think they do.”
Mr Oliver then asked the host whether he “cared” about what was going on with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Mr Colbert said: “No, I don’t care at all.
British Comedian John Oliver wasted no time in giving his verdict on the recent Royal drama (Image: GETTY)
The Last Week Tonight host revealed that he thought that a lot of people don’t really care (Image: GETTY)
“Americans generally care more than you all do.”
Mr Oliver then jokingly said that America had “taken a Prince”.
He said: “Even though it was a piece of cultural annexation.
“You took a Prince. You sent an American over there and you took a Prince.”
“I don’t think anyone really cares as much as they think they do” (Image: GETTY)
Mr Colbert jokingly responded by saying that it was a “long con”.
Mr Oliver put his joking to one side and said that he thought the Sussexes had done the right thing.
He continued: “I think they’ve absolutely done the right thing.
“It was a horrible situation for them to be in. I think one of the recent times I was on this show, before the wedding, I was saying this is gonna be rough.
Mr Oliver then asked the host whether he “cared” about what was going on with the Sussexes (Image: GETTY)
“The British tabloid press is rough on royalty” (Image: GETTY)
“The British tabloid press is rough on royalty.
“So I understand why they wanted to get out of there.”
The Late Show host asked the comedian whether he understood America’s “obsession” with the situation.
He asked: “Do you understand American’s obsession about this?
Meghan’s family tree (Image: EXPRESS)
“I know you don’t care about the Royal Family – and I don’t. I don’t particularly care about the Royal Family, they seem like a tourist trap to me.”
Mr Oliver responded: “I understand pageantry.
“I understand liking and being fascinated by someone else’s pageantry in the same way that I’m fascinated by the Super Bowl halftime show.”
The comment garnered a hearty laugh and cheer from the audience.
Meghan Markle, The Queen and Prince Harry (Image: GETTY)
However, not everyone has agreed with Mr Oliver’s comments.
CNN’s Aubrey Hansen branded Mr Oliver’s take as “completely ridiculous and misses the point entirely”.
She said: “John Oliver believes that being part of the royal family ‘was a horrible situation for them to be in.'”
She continued: “It’s flabbergasting how readily supporters believe the party line that Harry and Meghan ditched their royal duties because they couldn’t bear to live in the public eye. Or worse, when they blame it on racism.
“The reason they left the UK for North America is ridiculously simple. It should be evident to anyone not blinded by the nonsense spouted by the likes of John Oliver.
“The end game is to cash in on a lucrative royal brand that they can sell to an American audience.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK