As it turns out, not everyone loves Meghan Markle.
As it also turns out, not everyone is tolerant of people who are not Caucasian.
A pretty major flap has arisen in Great Britain after The Daily Mail obtained text messages from a woman named Jo Marney.
She is (or was, keep reading…) the girlfriend of a British politician named Henry Bolton and she GOES OFF on Markle in these explicit messages, writing the kinds of things one would expect to only hear from Donald Trump.
(Just kidding. Sort of.)
An ex-model, Marney refers to Markle in these texts as Prince Harry’s “black American fiancee,” adding that she will “taint” the Royal Family with “her seed.”
No, seriously. She wrote all that.
She also said Markle will pave the way for a “black king” to rule the nation.
It’s unclear to whom Marney is texting, but when she gets called out for being awful and racist, she responds as follows:
“lol so what. Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine.”
It’s a fine line, apparently.
(Marney also says that she would never have sex with “a negro” because they are “ugly,” but, hey, she doesn’t have any issues with that race, okay?!?)
Bolton, meanwhile, is a 54-year old leader in The UK Independence Party who some citizens wanted to resign even before this new scandal hit…because he left his wife and two kids for the 25-year old Marney.
He has broken up with his girlfriend in the wake of this public flap, but he may still be ousted by the party’s ruling National Executive Committee on Thursday.
If this happens, it would leave the party having to elect its fifth leader in just over a year and a half.
Here is a photo of the controversial former couple:
In a statement to The Mail, Marney apologized and claimed her comments had been taken out of context, which is pretty hilarious.
This is what she wrote for her mea culpa:
“No offense was intended and, again, I apologize unreservedly for any such offense or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of Ukip, my friends, family and loved ones.”
Markle’s father is white and her mother is African-American.
Sadly, she has faced a great deal of harassment concerning her mixed heritage ever since entering the spotlight as Harry’s girlfriend.
In November of 2016, the Internet trolls grew so loud in their racism that Prince Harry instructed Kensington Palace to issue a strongly worded statement in regards to a “wave of abuse and harassment.”
“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with [Prince Harry] that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,” this statement read, adding:
“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees.
“This is not a game – it is her life and his.”
In their first joint interview as an engaged couple, Markle and Harry addressed this topic.
They remained level-headed about it and are refusing to let horrible people such as Marney influence their happiness in any way, shape or form.
“At the end of the day I am proud of who I am and where I have come from and we have never put any focus on that, we have just focused on who we are as a couple,” said the actress at the time.
Good for her.
And very bad for Marney. Very, very, very, very bad.