Mixed Feelings? Bristol Sex Workers Respond to Sweet Messages Meghan Markle Wrote on Their Bananas
As all of America knows by now, Meghan Markle has been under a microscope since she started dating Prince Harry. Her life was blown up for the world see during her engagement and marital ceremony.
Well, now the Duchess of Essex is under fire for putting motivational messages on fruit for sex workers who are seeking help. On February 1st, the Prince and Duchess put on their service hats and helped out with the One25 charity. According to their website, the charity specializes in helping women who are seeking help from street “sex-work, add addiction and other life-controlling issues” to build new and independent lives.
Harry and Meghan helped prepare snack bags for the women this past Friday for the organizations kitchen van service according to London-based journalist and editor Omid Scobie’s twitter feed .
Women received snack bags with phrases such as “You are strong,” ”You are special,” and “You are brave!” written on bananas.
However, some women receiving the fruit that day felt that the the motivational phrases that Meghan left on their fruit wasn’t enough. According the British newspaper The Sun, a sex worker under the alias Nikki said,
“People out here struggle to eat and sleep and she gifts us some words on a piece of fruit,” said Nikki. She continued, “She has the means to help us more than that. It’s offensive, you know.”
While some are think Meghan is only helping with half, of their problems, others praise her for helping at all. According to the paper, another sex worker who is currently homeless and who chooses to be unidentified, appreciated the gesture saying,
“It’s so cold right now, it’s a struggle to raise money to get a bed for the night, so any food and bedding is a big help. I think it’s great Meghan is supporting them. It is really sweet.”
According to another British Newspaper The Daily Mail, a former prostitute named Sam told the paper that for someone who became a drug addicted prostitution at a such a young age she was also grateful for the visit.
“It is amazing that they chose to come here. It is heartwarming and makes you think that these women are not forgotten…”
What do you think ladies? Kind gesture or condescending act?
One thing is for sure—being the Duchess of Sussex will definitely come with it’s ups and downs. Hopefully Meghan will continue to stay strong, keep on helping others in need, and of course enjoy her pregnancy.