Meghan Markle Spoof Portrays Duchess as 'Trailer Trash'
The spoof, which appeared on a BBC show, has been called "racist."
A British TV spoof of Meghan Markle is causing uproar for portraying the American-born duchess as "trailer trash."
The segment appears on BBC Two's "Tonight With Vladimir Putin," a spoof talk show featuring 3D digital characters. On the episode that aired this weekend, Meghan is quizzed about her relationship with her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.
"That's all for tonight!" the cartoon Meghan responds.
When an audience member asks her what makes her angry, the character threatens violence against Kate.
"When someone comes into my room and asks to borrow my hairbrush and I say no because that's gross and then I leave my room and come back and I can tell she's used my hairbrush anyway because it's covered in skanky hair that's going gray and I'm like, "Stay the f*** out of my trailer or I'll cut you Kate!'" she says.
The reaction online was swift, with some Twitter users calling the spoof "racist."
"They darkened Princess Meghan Markle's skin, gave her a more 'ghetto voice', changed her attitude to angry just so they can make Kate seem more fragile and perfect," one wrote.
A BBC spokesperson told The Telegraph, "Viewers will clearly recognise this performance as a spoof and highly satirical, within the context of a programme which lampoons a wide range of public figures and the public’s perception of them."
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