Meghan Markle's Sister Has Thoughts on the Great Banana Debacle
And #BananaGate2k19 lives to see another day ...
In what is possibly the least surprising development of 2019, Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha is not impressed by the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to send sex workers words of encouragement via banana.
If you haven’t been following #BananaGate2k19, here’s the gist: when visiting the headquarters of One25 (a Bristol-based charity that supports former sex workers), Markle, confronted by items of food that were to be delivered to women in need, whipped out a sharpie and penned a message upon each banana peel:
The gesture has received mixed feedback. Piers Morgan, hater of all things, called the act “ridiculous,” and one of the sex worker recipients thought the move “offensive.” However, the movement wasn’t completely fruitless (pun intended), many have also praised Markle for her small act of kindness.
Markle’s big sis’ took Piers Morgan’s side in the potassium-fueled controversy, tweeting, “The whole world has commented about this. I am not exempt because I’m family.” When has that stopped her in the past?? “I was hoping my sister would give them each a beautiful bouquet of flowers, words of strength, and enough money to change their lives. That is what #humanitarians do. Bananas? WTF #freedomofspeech.”
Taking her famous opinion one offensive step further, Sammy continued, “Maybe when she’s asking for the big spending allowance, Charles should just give her a banana with some writing on it instead of cash.” Apt comparison, Samantha, it is exactly the same thing.
“If she can say ‘you are strong, you are brave, you are special’ on a banana to a sex worker, she can say ‘you are strong, you are wonderful, and you are special and I love you’ on a banana, … to our father. Just my humble opinion.”
So … would it be more appropriate had she written nothing, and just let said bananas carry on with their life’s mission, sharpie-free?
Please, everyone, set your pitchforks down and look at what we’re dealing with: a debate over BANANAS.
Cue the Gwen Stefani.