A Charlie Hebdo cartoon on the Meghan Markle racism claims has disgusted royal fans.
The French satirical magazine referenced the death of George Floyd in the cartoon depiction, published yesterday (Saturday, March 13).
It portrays the Duchess of Sussex with the Queen’s knee on her neck. Titled ‘Why Meghan quit’, the depiction of Meghan says in a speech cloud: “Because I couldn’t breathe any more.”
The cartoon also represents the Queen as grinning and with red eyes and hairy legs.
How royal fans reacted to Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Meghan Markle and the Queen
Many social media observers thoroughly condemned the cover. Dozens of observers also accused the magazine of being racist itself.
“I just have no words for how disgusting that is,” fumed one Twitter user.
“How terribly insensitive! That’s unacceptable and they ought to know better!” raged another.
A third added: “The Charlie Hebdo cartoon about Meghan is vile and disgraceful.”
‘Wrong on every level’
Halima Begum, chief executive of race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust, also tweeted the cartoon was “wrong on every level”.