Internet slams Carla Bruni over photoshopped pic of Prince Harry that replaces Meghan Markle with Yoko Ono
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In an edited image of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Carla Bruni replaced Meghan Markle with Yoko Ono in the engagement photo of Prince Harry and the duchess. The 55-year-old former French first lady shared the photoshopped image on her Instagram handle with the punchline lyrics from The Beatles: All You Need is Love.
Bruni even tagged Meghan in the post, for which she faced backlash for "condoning racism" and for drawing comparisons between the two women of color and their alleged influence on their husbands. Bruni, the wife of the former president of France, Nicholas Sarkozy has over 750,000 followers on Instagram.
Who is Yoko Ono?
Ono is regularly cited as the main reason the Beatles broke up, despite the Fab Four denying her involvement, the Daily Mail noted. Like Meghan, the Japanese actress Ono moved to a Royal Institution in London to marry John Lennon after their alleged affair crumbled Lennon's first marriage with Cynthia Powell.
Lennon and Ono had first met in November 1966 at a gallery in London where she was preparing her art exhibition. She began calling him and visiting him at his home. When Cynthia asked for an explanation, Lennon told her that Ono was simply trying to obtain money for her "avant-garde bulls**t", as per a report in Mirror.
But when Cynthia was on holiday in May 1968, Lennon invited Ono and they spent the night recording what would later become his 'Two Virgins' album. He said that they "made love at dawn", and Cynthia came home and found Ono wearing her bathrobe and drinking tea with Lennon, who simply said: "Oh hi", the report further mentions. Other related scandals made it murkier, ultimately causing the breakup of the biggest band. Lennon and Ono then tied the knot just months later in 1969. They were married until he was tragically murdered on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40.
Similar comparisons are being made about Meghan's role in Harry's ongoing verbal assault on the royals. Following their Netflix series, explosive interviews, and now a recent memoir titled 'Spare,' which has sparked wild allegations about the royal family's functioning.
"Meghan has been the target of multiple death threats in recent years, Yoko was threatened many years ago and then John was murdered... This post reveals a lot about you… and it's disappointing," a user commented on the post. Another said, "No. Not funny. Why would you post something so insensitive? Seriously. Why are you condoning racism and supporting hateful rhetoric...?"
"This is disrespectful and racist towards women of color. I love you so much it fills me with sadness to see you hitting such a low level on your social media platform." One reacted on Twitter, "Funny that they never blame any of the white female partners. Ugh, I'm upset I ever admired Carla. I'm done with her." Another user said, "I historically gave Carla Bruni a lot more credit. It wasn't deserved. When given the opportunity to clown, most white women will take it."