The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been branded as ‘grifters’ by US talk show host Tucker Carlson over their feud with Spotify
US talk show host Tucker Carlson has called Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle ‘grifters’.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also been slammed as ‘pathetic’ and ‘irrelevant’ by a retired judge, with a former presidential aide telling Harry that ‘no one cares’ what he thinks in America .
The criticism comes amid speculation the couple could lose their $25 million Spotify deal after being hit over ‘Covid misinformation’ that was ‘spreading’ by fellow podcaster Joe Rogan.
As rumors continue to circulate about her future with Spotify, Fox News talk show host Tucker Carlson slammed the royal couple as he called Prince Harry ‘brain-dead’.
The furious host exploded: “The fake Duchess, upset by L.A. and her brainwashed husband, threatens to walk away unless Spotify harassed Joe Rogan. But they’re not going anywhere.
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“These two grifters have essentially signed a $25 million deal with Spotify without any work.
“So far, we believe they have only produced 30 minutes of content.
“That means these two got paid about a million dollars for every minute of conversation they had. It’s a good ghazal. Too good to go.”
After Carlson’s scathing boast, host Greg Gutfeld also hit out at Harry and Meghan as he branded the pair as ‘deadbeats’.
On a show called The Five, the host quipped: “They’re a bunch of deadbeats.”
And his guest, who was retired New York judge Jeanine Pirro, described him as “pathetic” and “irrelevant.”
“In America, nobody cares what you think,” the former judge resented.
The criticism came after a Royal expert claimed Harry and Meghan have ‘went for the money’ on ‘principles’ while sticking to their multimillion-dollar podcast deal with Spotify.
Harry and Meghan, who are supporting Vaccine Equity, signed a lucrative deal with the streaming giant to host and produce a podcast in late 2020, worth around US$25 million (£18 million).
Following the uproar over Rogan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expressed concern “to Spotify over COVID misinformation”, but said they would continue to work with him.
Royal expert Richard Eden says he is torn between principles or money, reports the Daily Star.
He told Mail + Palace Confidential that the situation was a “nightmare” for the Sussexes, pointing out that his decision on Spotify when he campaigned against misinformation showed the money had come to them first.
The royal commentator added: “Over the years they have gone on about the dangers of misinformation, it has become a real pet peeve for them.
“And then here they are with Spotify, which has been accused of spreading misinformation through Joe Rogan’s very popular podcast.
“But Harry and Meghan have signed a very lucrative deal with Spotify that is worth £18 million.
“So between principles and money, it’s always a question of what they’ll go for and it’s like they’ve gone for the money.
“They made a kind of lewd statement about the dangers of misinformation, but they’ve made it clear that they’re sticking with Spotify. So it looks like Joe Rogan really won.”