Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex helped pack meals for One25 - a charity that assists female sex workers - and Meghan decided to write messages of affirmation on every banana that went inside a meal package.
“Oh, actually do you have a Sharpie marker? I have an idea,” she said during the outing, according to People. “I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch program.”
Messages included inspirational phrases, such as, "you are strong," "you are brave," and "you are special." The sweet gesture was not met with appreciation from one sex worker.
"People out here struggle to eat and sleep and she gifts us some words on a piece of fruit," said a woman who goes by the name Nikki to the British newspaper The Sun. “She has the means to help us more than that. It’s offensive, you know.”
Journalist Piers Morgan also found the act to be patronising. "Why is Meghan Markle signing bananas for sex workers to ‘empower them’?" Piers wrote on Twitter. "This is one of the weirdest, most ridiculous things I have ever seen a member of the Royal Family do..."
However, others supported Meghan's sweet gesture. “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," another sex worker told the UK publication, who wished to remain anonymous. "I think it’s great Meghan is supporting them. It is really sweet.”
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