"South Park" versions of Harry and Meghan are roasted for oxymoronic "Worldwide Privacy Tour"

"I'm sick of hearing about them! I can't get away from them! They're everywhere in my face!"

By Joy Saha

Staff Writer

Published February 16, 2023 4:48PM (EST)

South Park (Comedy Central)
South Park (Comedy Central)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren't feeling the love, not just from the British royal family, but stateside this time,

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were ruthlessly roasted in a new "South Park" episode, titled "The Worldwide Privacy Tour." The Comedy Central animated series refrained from explicitly naming both Harry and Meghan and instead, mocked thinly veiled versions of Harry's bombshell memoir "Spare" and the Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan."

The episode spotlights the fictional Prince of Canada and his wife, who travel to the town of South Park in an attempt to seek privacy from the media. Their efforts include promoting the Prince's book "Waaagh" — a clear parody of "Spare" — and publicly holding up protest signs that read, "We want our privacy!" and "Stop looking at us!"

In one scene, a "Good Morning Canada" host questions the Prince of Canada's hypocrisy for exposing his family in a not-so-private manner and slams the Prince's wife for wanting privacy while enjoying a celebrity lifestyle:

"Isn't it true sir, that your questionable wife has her own TV show and hangs out with celebrities and does fashion magazines?" the host asks, seemingly referring to Meghan's own prominence in Hollywood. "Well, I just think that some people might say that your Instagram-loving b***h wife actually doesn't want her privacy."

The Prince of Canada then angrily replies, "How dare you, sir! My Instagram-loving b***h wife has always wanted her privacy! And you know what else? To hell with Canada. We are leaving. We'll go find some quiet place where we can be normal people."

Elsewhere in the episode, Eric Cartman says, "We don't care about some dumb prince and his stupid wife." His buddy Kyle Broflovski adds, "I'm sick of hearing about them! I can't get away from them! They're everywhere in my f**king face!"

The Prince is also described as, "Royal prince, millionaire, world traveler, victim," while his wife is described as "Sorority girl, actress, influencer, and victim" during a "branding manager" meeting.  

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The brutal episode follows a series of inflammatory comments attacking Harry and Meghan's recent projects. During the release of the Netflix series, contentious TV personality Jeremy Clarkson penned an essay for The Sun, which has seen been taken down, in which he detailed his hatred for Meghan. Even worse, he expressed his hope for her to be publicly shamed similar to the infamous scene in "Game of Thrones" in which Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is made to walk through the town naked, with her hair chopped off as Septa Unella (Hannah Waddingham) accompanies her, ringing a bell and intoning "Shame!" as onlookers jeer.

"At night, I'm unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant 'Shame!' and throw lumps of excrement at her," Clarkson wrote.

Outspoken shock jock Howard Stern also criticized the docuseries, saying, "It's been painful. I don't — I wouldn't stay with it, but my wife wants to watch it, so, you know, we have shows we watch, but they come off like such whiny b***hes. I gotta tell you man, I just don't get it."

Watch a preview of the episode, via YouTube:


By Joy Saha

Joy Saha is a staff writer at Salon. She writes about food news and trends and their intersection with culture. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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