BBC Portrays Meghan Markle As American 'Trailer Trash' Who Threatens To 'Knife' Kate Middleton In A New Comedy Show - watch ideo
Meghan Markle has been portrayed as a 'trailer trash' American in a BBC show tonight, in which a cartoon of the Duchess threatens to stab Kate Middleton.
Meghan Markle will be portrayed as a 'trailer trash' American in a BBC show tonight, in which a cartoon of the Duchess threatens to stab Kate Middleton.
The spoof comedy called Tonight With Vladimir Putin, which airs on BBC Two, has already drawn huge criticism from viewers. The show's two pilot episodes will lampoon well known public figures using 3D digital technology in front of a live audience.
One segment titled ‘Meghan Markle’s Royal Sparkle’ sees a version of the actress-turned-royal take questions from people in the studio in order to 'get to know you, the United British of Kingdom people'. The outlandish version of Duchess of Sussex develops a violent rage towards her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Meghan's relationship with her father Thomas Markle is also openly mocked and the programme will also feature Russian despot Vladimir Putin in a host role, and appearances by Alastair Campbell and June Sarpong.
A BBC spokesperson however said: 'Viewers will clearly recognise this performance as a spoof and highly satirical, within the context of a programme which lampoons a wide range of public figures and the public’s perception of them.'
See a trailer of the show above...
Viewers have slammed BBC2's latest comedy Tonight With Vladimir Putin as 'tone deaf' and 'dire' after the show portrayed Meghan Markle as 'trailer trash'.
One disappointed watcher even said the two-minute clip they managed to get through was the 'worst two minutes of my life'.
The new spoof show lampoons well-known figures using 3D technology in front of a live audience.
One segment titled 'Meghan Markle's Royal Sparkle' sees a version of the actress-turned-royal take questions from people in the studio in order to 'get to know you, the United British of Kingdom people'.
At one point, Putin joked with Ms Sarpong about political correctness gone mad - adding that he could no longer call his son 'handicapped', and had to instead say 'I have a daughter'.
Despite the wide array of guests, BBC viewers weren't amused by the show which was filmed earlier this year.
One Twitter user wrote: 'You boys and girls aren't exactly covering yourselves in glory right now anyway, but Tonight with Vladimir Putin is just about the worst thing I've seen in ages... and that's despite the latest Top Gear!'
'I watched two minutes, the worst two minutes of my life': Viewers blast 'tone deaf, dire' Tonight With Vladimir Putin after BBC show features fake Meghan as trailer trash threatening to stab Kate