It's been bad week for royalty, with tales of the British royal family being a bunch of racist troglodytes who treated biracial Meghan Markle very poorly. You know it's bad when this guy is the least Nazi member of the family. I'm a quarter-Irish, so I've never been a fan of the English royal family, nor any royal family for that matter (then again, I'm also a quarter Swiss and a quarter French). As an American, I have to wonder why anybody here would be a fan of royalty... I mean, we fought a war over this.
Even the Burger King has shown himself to be a sexist toolburger, sending out a tweet about women belonging in the kitchen. Rule number one of corporate communications: don't try to be funny, especially if you're going to be using antiquated, sexist tropes that need to be explained in a follow-up. A woman's place is where she wants to be. If a woman wants to work in a kitchen, commercial or otherwise, that's okay... I'm all for a Gal Fieri being elected mayor of Flavortown. That being said, at a time when the Curiosity Mars rover team is composed largely of women, such retrograde humor really isn't helpful, and I can't believe that the corporation's social media team allowed this joke to pass.
At any rate, my stance against royals remains strong, and this week's royal assholishness merely bolsters my view.