Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have apparently entered into a multi-year partnership with consumer goods company Proctor & Gamble, which mostly produces household supplies. But the relationship could prove problematic, as the company has been accused of animal testing, child and forced labor, and was even accused as “sexist” by the former actress.
Per Archewell, the couple’s foundation, “(We) believe that with community, and through compassionate service to others, we can unleash systemic cultural change. In service of doing this, and building more compassionate communities, Archewell Foundation announced a multi-year global partnership today with Procter & Gamble.”
However, what “systemic cultural change” is the couple trying to produce? Based on their previous statements and partnerships, it’s a decisively woke and progressive agenda. Why can’t they just focus on lifting up communities, instead of trying to change them. Having traveled to countries all over the world, every person I interacted with wants safety, food and water security and access to education.
Trying to “change” a community is essentially a reflection of white colonialism, something that Meghan and her hapless husband are supposedly against.
Proctor & Gamble is also the company that Meghan allegedly influenced to change a sexist add as a child. The company also was the subject of a report by Amnesty International about one of its suppliers using child workers aged eight to 14.
If this is the “change” they want to see, then count me out.
The press release goes on to state, “Based on shared values, the partnership will focus on gender equality, more inclusive online spaces, and resilience and impact through sport. It will build on joint aspirations, most recently demonstrated by our work together in support of Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, an event that inspired vaccine confidence worldwide and mobilized more than $300 million in the push for greater global access to COVID-19 vaccines.”
But how accurate is that conclusion? VAX LIVE is nothing to brag about, the event pulled in a “humiliating” 1.3 million on CBS and 1.7 million on ABC. NBC’s “Dateline” actually won the night, with 2.7 million viewers. If you combined the two channels’ ratings, “Dateline” falls behind by only 300,000.
With all of the celebrities, and the Duke and Duchess of Montecito, it should have done much better.
The group that created the concert is Global Citizen, which proudly stated that it raised $302 million, but those funds were entirely “garnered through several philanthropic and corporate commitments,” not actual individual donations by the general public. So, what purpose did the concert serve at all, except to allow celebrities to toot their own horns.
The whole thing was utterly pointless.
Though Global Citizen did secure “26 million doses” of the vaccines, it’s still questionable how and where that money will be spent. It’s even possible that some of that money may also go to paying for that disasterous televised concert, and not towards vaccines.
Harry and Meghan, who asked for people to donate to them for Archie’s birthday, were able to only “mobilize” a paltry $535,000. How much of that was from them versus actual donors is questionable. It’s possible that they really only raised about $133,750, with the $535,000 being a reflection of the donation matching by other organizations.
That’s rather sad for the Hollywood duo who continue to argue that them, and their love, will change the world.
By comparison, the late-Captain Thomas Moore was able to raise a staggering £32,795,065 for the National Health System in the U.K. by simply walking around his garden. He also raised the spirits of the entire country as well by dedication and simple service, not narcissistic preaching.
If Harry and Meghan want to change the world, they should take note of Captain Moore’s legacy. He didn’t need the lights of Hollywood and the influence of celebrity to change the world or just his neighborhood, he just needed his walker and his garden.