HBO show mocks Prince George by portraying him as a spoilt brat, sparks outrage: 'You should be ashamed'
The producers of Hollywood are being called out for the £5 million series with the creators being accused of 'taking cheap shots' at the young Prince, shown as a 'spoiled brat'
HBO show 'The Prince' created by former 'Family Guy' writer, Gary Janetti, is under scrutiny after being accused of portraying Prince George on the series as something that is untrue. This is not the first time productions depicting the royals have been under hot water - Netflix's 'The Crown' was also under fire for insulting fiction for "financial gain", according to the Daily Mail. The publication reveals that critics have said that seven-year-old Prince George could be "adversely" affected by how he is portrayed in 'The Prince' but Janetti hopes that the Prince would see the comedy in it - "I would hope that he would find it super fun and have a sense of humor about it, and obviously see that everything is meant with affection."
The producers of Hollywood are being called out for the £5 million series with the creators being accused of "taking cheap shots" at the young Prince who is shown to be "rude, obnoxious" and a "spoiled brat". According to reports, Janetti began taking "jibes" at the Prince on his Instagram account, earlier. The animated series also boasts an A-list voice cast, as Janetti plays Prince George, Iwan Rheon plays Prince William 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor Orlando Bloom plays Prince Harry, 'Game of Thrones' actress Sophie Turner plays Princess Charlotte, actress Condola Rashad plays the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, X-Men actor Alan Cumming plays Prince George’s butler, 'The Night Manager' actor Tom Hollander plays both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Lucy Punch plays the Duchess of Cambridge Kate and Frances de la Tour plays Queen Elizabeth II.
The Daily Mail article reported that a produced from Disney Studios accused Janetti saying, "It’s one thing for film-makers to play fast and loose with the truth in shows like The Crown but poking fun at a seven-year-old child seems cruel and unfair. Some things should be off-limits. It’s morally wrong to use a child to get cheap laughs." Scenes of the young Prince on the animate series sees him say lines such as, "You curtsy lower tomorrow if you want to keep your ******* job", "I can’t find the hand sanitizer, all I see are prescription bottles," and "Hey guys, it’s me, Prince George… I know self-isolating is difficult and we’re all sick of being stuck in the same 775 rooms, or, you know, studio apartment, it’s different for everyone." Katherine Singh said this of the series, "It’s important to remember George is still a child who has had no say in his lot in life. What we say about people, even those who seem untouchable like the Royals, can seriously and negatively affect people." She added that the young Prince is "old enough" to know what is going on.
There is no release date for 'The Prince' yet but it will release on HBO Max. There is no information on if the animater series will be a one time drop, or if it will release weekly. People took to twitter to call out the situation as well, with one user writing, "@GaryJanetti bullying a 7 year old little boy. You complete disgrace. All that hard work in your career to f**k up like this, what a waste of a life - you should be ashamed". Another added, "Why are you so pleased for this wanker? Don’t you think Gary is hitting below the belt, making fun of children? How would you like your child to be singled out for adults to have a laugh? It’s poor taste and unacceptable." Many people weren't sitting well with the idea that a young child is being mocked, another user tweeted, "@hbomax- you’ve got a show - The Prince - making fun of a little kid? Have you lost all sense?" While some directed their tweets ar Janetti, otjher called out the streaming platform as well - and, some even made 'The Crown' reference, with one user writing, "Anyone mad about The Crown romanticizing the royals clearly has not heard about the animated HBO Max show The Prince that's coming next year."
@GaryJanetti bullying a 7 year old little boy. You complete disgrace. All that hard work in your career to fuck up like this, what a waste of a life - you should be ashamed— @Kris_barb (@Kris_barb) December 6, 2020
Why are you so pleased for this wanker? Don’t you think Gary is hitting below the belt, making fun of children? How would you like your child to be singled out for adults to have a laugh? It’s poor taste and unacceptable.— suelly (@suellenplace) December 6, 2020
@hbomax - you’ve got a show - The Prince - making fun of a little kid? Have you lost all sense?— Fred Nashville (@frednashville) December 6, 2020
Anyone mad about The Crown romanticizing the royals clearly has not heard about the animated HBO Max show The Prince that's coming next year. pic.twitter.com/0GsNF2Pnih— FilmF🏳️🌈g (they/them) (@dame_judi_dench) November 24, 2020