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Sunday Oct 25 2020
Web Desk

Meghan Markle accused of plagiarising a quote from Netflix documentary

Web Desk

Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry have been under criticism for one reason or another ever since their royal wedding.

Growing media scrutiny was cited as one of the reasons the couple decided to step down from their roles as senior royals and settle in the United States.

But the couple still remains the focus of the media and the people obsessed with the royal family. 

The critics of the Duchess of the Sussex are now accusing her of "plagiarising" a quote from a Netflix documentary during a discussion at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit. 

According to, Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie discussed the backlash the royal received recently.

"Meghan mentioned that we're considered 'users' when we're on social media, and the only other time you're called a user is in the context of addiction,"  Fiorito said.

She further told her listeners, "She actually got a lot of criticism for saying that because it's almost directly pulled from the Netflix documentary, 'The Social Dilemma'. "They definitely say that users think there."

Defending Meghan Markle, Roberta Fiorito said: "She got criticism online for using that, but so many people have used that before."

"I think even Harry has said in a talk that he related social media to addiction and stuff like that. So it's definitely not anything new for them. 

"I don't think it was warranted to criticise that she may have plagiarised it or whatever."

According to, the Duchess had said: "People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users."