The Duchess of Sussex’s quote about self-love was shared Monday by the official Twitter account of I’m Listening, a campaign that aims to end the stigma of talking about mental health and believes that “talk has the power to save lives.”
“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treat our best friend, do you know how much better off we would be?” read the quote from Markle’s 2015 interview with “Breakfast Television” for International Day of the Girl.
It made the rounds online after tennis star Naomi Osaka recently shared that Markle was among the celebrities who reached out to her and expressed their support following her decision to withdraw from the French Open last month. It also came after some Italian soccer fans dedicated Italy’s Euro 2020 win to the duchess.
Markle’s statement received mixed reactions on Twitter.
“STELLAR ADVICE coming from the woman who no longer SPEAKS to her father and DUMPS ‘friends’ when they no longer serve a purpose. ALL the LOVE she has is for HERSELF ONLY!!” one commented.
“How’s your dad Meghan? Your step-siblings? Your extended family you didn’t invite to your wedding but you did invite celebrities you hadn’t met? How was that kind?” another asked.
“She was asked to postpone her Oprah interview so her in-laws could find peace while their dad/grandpa lay dying. She said no and shook up the whole family just days before his death. Then she tried to pull the spotlight to herself during his funeral. She’s very far from kind,” a third user added.
“Wow! I hope she doesn’t treat herself the way she does to her/his family, then she might need some serious professional help for all the self-damage and hate,” another wrote.
— I'm Listening (@imlistening) July 12, 2021