In a now deleted tweet, Marie Claire magazine thought it would be a fun idea to do a story on Meghan Markle and a single gray hair you can only see if you zoom in really, really close on a picture that was snapped of the soon-to-be princess after she left her home:
Twitter, to say the least, was not amused:
CANCEL THE WEDDING….
wait no, CANCEL MARIE CLAIRE https://t.co/1sqX7kdQ2R
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 5, 2018
Please stop https://t.co/VS5frtr0sR
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) April 5, 2018
SO WHAT????????? https://t.co/jupaPSM1Ac
— Mary #FlyTheW (@mchastain81) April 5, 2018
Be prepared for pain, Marie Claire:
"This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this." https://t.co/ChU1FShqbM
— Kurt Gessler (@kurtgessler) April 5, 2018
Not only was it a dumb take, but it was wrong. We see more gray hairs in that zoomed in pic:
It looks like theres more than one https://t.co/3DG6dJnYBF
— Jonathan Garber (@BondsFx) April 5, 2018
Ok, weirdos. There's a second one at 2:00. Who cares?
— sarahksawyer (@sarahksawyer) April 5, 2018
It appears Marie Claire didn’t think this one through, especially in light of how Princess Diana was treated by the press:
YOu should be ashamed @marieclaire following in the footsteps of the tabloid press who hounded another princess about stuff like cellulite – pathetic journalism and a sad reflection of your editorial policies – looks more important than substance for women then? #regressive
— @AilArgraffiad (@ailargraff) April 5, 2018
Whoever pitched this “story” needs to never pitch another story again.
— Taylor Bishop (@Taylor_FOX21) April 5, 2018
Y’all are really paying people to write this article and social media people to tweet it?
— jake (@jacobisok) April 5, 2018
Dread to think how many words this article would be if I clicked the link.
— Olivia Minnock (@oliviaminnock) April 5, 2018
What’s worse for Marie Claire is that they were actually trying to say the gray hair was empowering, but you only figure that out if you click the link:
Meghan Markle Has a Single Gray Hair
And it is magnificent.
Important news: Meghan Markle, human, has a gray hair. She revealed this truth when she left the house and it was, well, right there on her head.
It is glorious because, same.
The actual article has a much nicer tone than the tweet would have you believe; but either way I bet my boots this will be the most-clicked thing on Marie Claire today https://t.co/D305dd9Hkp
— Tara Mulholland (@tara_mulholland) April 5, 2018
But even folks who read the article still hated it:
no amount of "yas queen own that gray hair" excuses the fact that this would literally never be written about a man ? https://t.co/5VMfierf64
— julia reinstein (@juliareinstein) April 5, 2018
The article, however, is still live. Check it out for yourselves:
— Rebecca Stewart (@BereccaStewart) April 5, 2018