Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed deals with both Spotify and Netflix — but now it seems both media giants are parting ways with the couple.
The duo's podcast, which aired 12 episodes total, has been removed from Spotify, while Netflix has canceled Markle’s animated series "Pearl."
Meghan and Harry publicly separated from the Royal family to move to America and pursue a more private life.
While a nice idea, Lauren Chen of "Pseudo-Intellectual" notes that their plan doesn’t seem to be going so well.
“I think the plan there was to have the best of both worlds. To have all of the prestige and adoration that comes with being a royal but all of the lucrative media deals that come with being someone from Hollywood,” Chen says.
The pair also released a docuseries with Netflix called "Meghan and Harry," which Chen believes was aimed to “paint Megan as just this inspiring, brave, philanthropic, genius actress” who “managed to pull Harry away from his evil, toxic, racist, abusive, family.”
The series currently has an audience score of 19% and a critic score of 46% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“I think that series was so poorly received that now there are rumors that Netflix may not want to continue working with the pair,” Chen adds.
Spotify employees have also been speaking out about working with the pair, reportedly calling them “lazy.”
Even the head of Spotify’s international sports content, Bill Simmons, released a podcast episode of his own where he called Meghan and Harry “f***ing grifters.’”
According to an article in Human Events, Meghan and Harry were “canned from their $20 million Spotify deal after failing to produce enough content” and “enjoying extremely low popularity among listeners.”
“If the concept of having a podcast is so overwhelming you don’t know where to go with it, even after coaching, then perhaps don’t take a $20 million podcast deal,” Chen comments.
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