Harry, Meghan trolled for urging people to wash their hands to defeat coronavirus: 'They're way behind the curve'
Social media users have slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they took to social media to advice their followers on how to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The couple also urged their followers to "support health workers" by staying indoors.
Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, who have been staying in a Vancouver Island mansion, took to Instagram to share the six WHO recommendations before sharing three pictures of health workers on the frontline. "For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further," they wrote. Their list included "wash your hands often" and "avoid touching your face".
Social media users, however, were not impressed with the advice as the couple was "way behind the curve".
One user shared: "Oh my, nobody had told us that before. So good that you can provide information that nobody else can," while another added, "Gosh I haven't seen this information before. Where have I been?"
A third user wrote, "I'm desperately trying to find a post that isn't telling us what we already know...WE KNOW!!! Anyone who isn't aware of the steps we have to take by now must be living under a rock." "Do you think we don't know this? Seriously?" said another.
Another user said that their advice was already given "a hundred times" and said: "Nothing that we haven't already been told a hundred times. Still trying to stay relevant."
Harry and Meghan had also recently shared a post where they urged their fans to "train as counselors" should they get bored during self-isolation.
We had previously reported that another post of the couple was met with backlash from netizens. The pair had posted: "These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary."
"There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit," the post read.
They also added that they would be sharing "information and resources" to help everyone navigate the coronavirus pandemic. The couple also urged their 11.7 million followers to stay united and also thanked all those who were working tirelessly to counter the outbreak. However, their post did not sit well with everyone and many slammed the couple for their post.
One user wrote: "Why would we need you to share information & resources? We have highly respected medical scientists & governments who are communicating daily with their nationals. We don't need a middle man or woman to advise us on anything. Please crawl back under your stone & self isolate forever."
Another user wrote: "No, we don't need information from you!! Using the situation again for your own fame! ! Stop it and help your community instead!!"