Sunrise isn’t exactly known for its hard-hitting reporting. Nor is it regarded for staying non-biased or politically agnostic. But despite our low expectations, it’s still disappointing to see that the show’s hosts are intent on reinforcing damaging tropes about women.
The latest example comes from Edwina Bartholomew, who launched a bizarre diatribe against Meghan Markle this morning and the Duchess’s reported rationale for not attending Prince Philip’s impending funeral.
According to tabloids (very valuable intel resources, we know), Markle told friends that her reluctance to attend the funeral, aside from being heavily pregnant, stemmed from not wanting to be the centre of attention.
After the story aired, Bartholomew told viewers: “that just really gets my goat.”
“I’ve reserved judgment about those two for quite some time, but if that is true, it just makes me so angry. “I still liked Harry and Meghan, I just, I just feel I’ve turned now.”
The reason for her change of heart?
Bartholomew said she wished Markle would “just shut up” while the royal family grieved the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
“If she had gone, there would have been a lot of attention on her and it would have distracted I think,” she told viewers. “But just for them to say that out loud … just go with the Palace line would you? For once!”
Ah, yes, there’s nothing women need more than some fierce encouragement to stay silent on the…