Meghan Markle's brother Thomas under fire after posting videos mocking her online

Meghan Markle has a complicated relationship with her family, she is estranged from most of them. Her brother, Thomas Markle Jr has been posting mocking videos.

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Meghan Markle betrayed brother Thomas Markle Jr mocking

Meghan Markle has a complicated family dynamic, indeed, the Duchess of Sussex is estranged from her father, brother and sister. However, she is still close to her mother, Doria—who allegedly moved into the couple's multimillion dollar mansion earlier this year. As many know, Meghan and Prince Harry are also estranged from Harry’s side of the family.

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As per Daily Mail, Meghan Markle has been distant from her brother, Thomas Markle Jr for over a decade. He was a contestant on Big Boss VIP Australia in 2021, and used the opportunity to spill some 'tea' on his half-sister. It seems like nothing has changed over the years as Thomas Markle Jr is still using his sister's fame to get his own following. He's not the only Markle sibling as Meghan was sued by Samantha, her half-sister, in 2022.

Indeed Meghan’s brother has recently been sharing videos on YouTube posing as Meghan and introducing himself as ‘Me-gain’. Here’s everything you need to know.

Meghan Markle’s brother mocks her on YouTube

As reported by Daily Mail, Thomas Markle Jr, 57, has been sharing mocking videos about his sister, Meghan. In his videos, Thomas Markle dons a black wig, stuffs a cushion up his shirt and wears a tiara, he then introduces himself as ‘Me-gain’.

Thomas Jr has suggested he will launch his own merchandise including glasses, mugs and T-shirts, as per Mirror. In one of his videos mocking Meghan, he talks about free speech and suggests to Meghan if she doesn’t like the video ‘don’t watch it’.

It's not just your freedom of speech, Meghan, it's everybody's freedom of speech.

He added:

I'm gonna be riding those coat-tails, baby - oh, yeah, if it wasn't for Meghan Markle I don't know what I'd be doing.

Thomas Markle Jr has been blasted

Former BBCroyal correspondent Jennie Bond has blasted Thomas Markle Jr for bullying Meghan and has said it was ‘the ultimate betrayal’. Jennie explained that it must feel so much worse that the bullying is coming from her ‘own flesh and blood’:

To have your own flesh and blood lead the assault must feel like the ultimate betrayal for Meghan.

Conservative MP and ex-tech and digital economy minister Damian Collins is urging media companies to do more to stop online bullying and harassment. He added that the companies have created ‘systems’ that allow conspiracy theories to ‘thrive’ and actually ‘promote’ the content.

The major social media companies must do more to combat harmful content on their platforms, including campaigns of harassment and intimidation.
They have created systems that have not only allowed conspiracy theories to thrive, but are actively promoted

So far, neither Meghan nor Prince Harry have commented on Thomas Markle Jr’s videos.

Thomas Markle Jr has a significant online following

As per Thomas Markle Jr’s YouTube account ‘THE REAL THOMAS MARKLE JR and friends’ he has 37.6K followers. So far, he has published 141 videos and currently has 2,578,402 views in total.

His account has been active since July 2020 and in his bio, he explains his channel creates ‘parodies, comments on, and expresses views and opinions’. He adds that all his videos are ‘intended for entertainment & comedic value’ and shouldn’t be ‘viewed or misinterpreted as inflammatory, derogatory, hateful, or factual’.

Who is Thomas Markle Jr?

Thomas Markle Jr., Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother, has been vocal about his relationship with his sister and the various personal and public challenges he has faced. He revealed to Bild that the last time he saw Meghan was in 2011 and expressed that he feels she has become a 'changed person' since then.

In terms of personal difficulties, Thomas Jr. has struggled significantly in his professional life, attributing part of his unemployment to the fame associated with his sister. He told New Idea that he has been unable to secure employment due to the 'notoriety of being related to the duchess,' a situation that has driven him to consider changing his surname to avoid the so-called Markle 'curse.' His financial and housing struggles reached a point where he remarked:

I am homeless and could have been under a bridge with a cardboard sign begging for money, but thankfully my mum has taken me in.

Amid these challenges, Thomas Jr. claims that he has attempted to reconnect with Meghan through significant life events. He proposed to his partner, Darlene Blount, and planned to invite Meghan and Prince Harry to their wedding, seeing it as an opportunity for family reconciliation. He expressed a hopeful sentiment that this event could bring the family together, telling the DailyMail:

It would be a perfect time for Meg to get together with my dad – who is her father as well – and just put all the past behind everybody and move on and be a closer family again.

Despite these overtures, Thomas Jr.'s past includes legal troubles, such as a 2017 arrest for allegedly holding a gun to a woman's head during an argument. These incidents have further complicated his public image and personal life. His relationship with Meghan remains strained, marked by public pleas and criticisms, including a controversial letter urging her to cancel her wedding, which he later regretted as a 'moment of madness.

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Sources used:

Daily Mail: ‘Meghan Markle's brother accused of the 'ultimate betrayal' after unloading vile rants on YouTube dressed in a wig with cushion stuffed up his jumper introducing himself as 'Me-gain'

Mirror: ‘Meghan Markle's brother Thomas Jnr blasted for trolling Duchess in series of vile online videos’


The Sun: TOMMY GUN Who is Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr and what does he do for a living?

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