A LEFT-WING political party in Ireland has called for the British monarchy to be abolished, calling the royal family 'racist parasites'.
People Before Profit is an Irish ecosocialist party which has five TDs in the Dáil including members of the RISE and Solidarity parties, and also has a presence in Northern Ireland.
Yesterday, as the world reeled from the groundbreaking Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the subject of the royal family and the monarchy as an institution was thrust into the limelight.
The official People Before Profit Twitter page joined the conversation and did not hold back, condemning the royal family for 'centuries of colonialism and genocide' in a series of tweets using multiple hashtags including one calling for the monarchy to be abolished.
Alongside an image declaring 'Royal parasites fear brown skin baby', they wrote:
"So it turns out the British Royal Family are racist parasites...who knew?!
"Sure, there were little hints - centuries of colonialism, slavery, and genocide - but it was finally confirmed last night by Meghan Markle in an interview with Oprah Winfrey."
So it turns out the British Royal Family are racist parasites...who knew?!
Sure, there were little hints - centuries of colonialism, slavery, and genocide - but it was finally confirmed last night by Meghan Markle in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. 1/5 #AbolishTheMonarchy pic.twitter.com/qdgDjkDgjW
— People Before Profit (@pb4p) March 8, 2021
The person behind the account stated that the family are "wealthy scroungers who live off the largesse of British taxpayers" and "promote a culture of hierarchy and racism", a direct consequence of "a history of empire".
Referring to Ireland's own past under the British Empire, the spokesperson the monarchy had always "justified their crimes" by claiming those they colonised were "half savage or childlike, awaiting the benefits of British 'civilisation'."
The claims of racism made by Meghan and Harry during the interview proved incorrect the idea that racism comes from people who are ignorant or uneducated, the social media admin wrote-- "it often comes from the top and is so spread throughout society to divide and rule".
"Meghan Markle and her husband Harry are also privileged wealthy individuals. And even they were not inoculated against the Monarchy's notorious racism," they stated.
Shocking revelations from the interview included Ms Markle admitting she felt suicidal during her time as a senior working royal and did not receive help from the royal family, who she called 'the firm'.
It was also claimed that an unnamed senior royal had been 'concerned' about the skin colour of the couple's then-unborn son, Archie.
Following the interview, there were calls online to 'Abolish the Monarchy', with thousands voicing their opinion under the hashtag of the same name, though more continued to defend the institution.
The Palace are understood to currently be in talks with how best to respond to the statements made in the interview.