Satire, mocking and ridicule are time-honored traditions for public figures.
But the next level is a South Park take on your foibles. And as pundit Megyn Kelly noted on her podcast this week, “When South Park turns on you, there’s no recovering
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were ridiculed in the show’s latest episode, “The Worldwide Privacy Tour.”
“I feel this is a pronouncement that they have jumped the shark, they are not beloved and her hopes of running for president, reported hopes, are all but dashed,” Kelly, 52, said on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” released Friday.
“That’s not happening. When South Park turns on you, there’s no recovering.”
In the episode, the couple – who are not identified as Harry and Meghan, but clearly are — move to the US seeking privacy. One of their ways to achieve that are to appear on television to promote the book “Waaagh,” which boasts a cover remarkably similar to Harry’s memoir, “Spare.”
“We just want to be normal people — all this attention is so hard,” the prince says in the episode after admitting he “hates” journalists. They are called out, and march off in a huff with their “We Want Our Privacy” signs.
His highness may be getting a kick out of this animation humiliation.
Prince William’s funny bones are in for a good tickling, owing to the recent, thinly-veiled slings aimed at his estranged brother Harry and Meghan Markel via the Comedy Central animated series “South Park.”
And royal experts predict that the prince will struggle to maintain his composure at the sight of cartoon depictions of the exiled Duke and Duchess of Sussex chanting, “We want privacy,” on a national platform.
“William, I’m sure, doesn’t watch ‘South Park,’” said a royal insider on “Good Morning Britain” on Friday. “But I reckon one of his friends will have seen it on social media and [sent a clip his way].”
The Buckingham Palace whisperer continued of the prince, “I think he’s probably seen it and will have had a wry smile on his face [when watching].”