Meghan Markle and Prince Harry found themselves among the ‘biggest losers’ of 2023 according to The Hollywood Reporter, a publication highly regarded within the industry. The recent release of lists highlighting winners and losers of the year included the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the latter category.
The Hollywood Reporter criticized the Sussexes’ Netflix documentary and the memoir ‘Spare’ as ‘whiny,’ and they labeled the couple’s brand as a ‘sanctimonious bubble waiting to burst.’
The ‘South Park’ episode parodying Harry and Meghan, portraying characters resembling them on a ‘world privacy tour,’ was highlighted as a significant blow to their reputation by industry experts.
Showbiz and Royal Family expert Kinsey Schofield commented, “Despite their perceived belonging to Hollywood’s elite, Harry and Meghan ended up on the losing side.”
One of the Sussexes’ significant setbacks was the termination of their lucrative $20 million contract with Spotify due to insufficient content production since signing the deal.
Furthermore, the couple faced harsh criticism, including public denouncement by a podcast producer who referred to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as “a couple of slackers and grifters.”
The return of Meghan and Harry to Hollywood might be in question as high-profile figures within the Hollywood industry have “begun to grow weary of them.”
Recently, the Duchess of Sussex signed a contract with mega-agent William Morris Endeavor (WME) Ari Emanuel. However, according to information reported by the Daily Mail, WME has changed its decision about collaborating with Meghan.
As a reminder, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle relocated to the USA in 2020, aiming to build a new life. However, numerous scandals, particularly Harry’s outspoken criticisms of members of his family drew sharp public criticism.