The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle revealed how she face trolls on the internet.
Prince Harry’s wife told a teen podcast how she dealt with trolls on the internet, a matter many teens face, especially during coronavirus lockdown.
She gave an interview to Teenage Therapy Podcast to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day Saturday. She said, “I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world-male or female.”
“Now eight months of that I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby but what was able to just be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable. That’s so big you can’t even think about what that feels like because I don’t care if you’re 15 or 25 if people are saying things about you that aren’t true what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging.”
Teenage therapy podcast is hosted by a group of five teenage friends based in California. The group posted on Instagram that the show was held “In honor of World Mental Health Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with us for a conversation about prioritizing mental health, removing the stigma around the issue, and how we can all contribute to a healthier world: physically, mentally, emotionally, holistically,”
“We cannot emphasize enough how honored we are to be able to bring you this important conversation. We hope you enjoy it and find something you can apply to your own life. Take care of yourself, you deserve to be loved.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined teens in person to record the episode. Meghan shared her views about isolation and online bullying. “Even though our experience is unique to us and obviously can seem very different to what people experience on the day to day, it’s still a human experience and that’s universal.
“We all know what it feels like to have our feelings hurt. We all know what it feels like to be isolated or othered. And I think that’s why the work you guys are doing here is so important … that people know there’s someone to talk to. You’re not alone in any of it. We’re all figuring it out.”
On the other hand, Prince Harry also talked about the matter. He said, . “It’s very easy to be sucked in and consumed by negativity but we all have a choice to be able to cut that out of our lives. Hate-following has become a thing. We don’t need to do that … for me I made the choice not to read it, not to see it and to remove myself from that and to very much focus on the uplifting and hopeful side which most of that I get from your generation.” He added that meditation also helps him.