On yet more of my journeys through the deep, dark web and venturing out into dangerous territory (namely where Sussex fans sit), I’ve noticed there are some rather far-fetched and hilarious theories about us, our “motives” and who we are as people. You’ll be shocked to hear that all of these are completely inaccurate, but I’ll address them anyway.
The “Megxit” crowd, as we are apparently known, have quite a reputation amongst Sussex fans, I’ve noticed: one that doesn’t put us in a very good light.
And as I’ve read some utter rubbish floating about the internet that the “ever-astute” Sussex fans believe to be true, I thought I’d go through a few of them below and add in some statements of my own – for clarification, if nothing else.
We don’t wish ill on anyone
I’d like to start off with the most important one, because this item seriously needs to be debunked and fast.
Not one of us in our circle is dangerous.
No, we don’t like Meghan or Harry, but I highly doubt anyone on our threads wishes ill on them or their innocent child. Trust me, I can find far better uses of my energy.
Our conversations are mainly speculative, doses of funny gossip and yes, taking the piss out of a lot of what Meghan says, does and wears – but does that make us a threat to anyone or mean we wish ill on them? No, it really doesn’t.
And you’ll need to come up with hard evidence if you want to make that accusation.
We’re not a bunch of witches sat around our cauldrons or a group of satanists with our voodoo dolls at the ready. Please don’t confuse having a dislike for someone with being pure evil – I don’t think I need to tell a bunch of grown adults that there’s a big difference between the two.
No, I’m not ugly, overweight, jealous, middle-aged or “white” – just to put the kibosh on that one also.
None of us have ever said anything even vaguely threatening towards anyone who has approached us on twitter or the Sussexes themselves. The sooner you come to terms with that the better.
We believe everything negative about Meghan
Nope, wrong again.
As I say, a lot of what we talk about is speculative, but I won’t believe just anything about Meghan solely because I don’t like her.
There are many crazy theories I’ve seen pop up, and I’ll readily chime in and say I don’t agree with something if I don’t. If I think it’s outright ludicrous, I am not afraid to tell my friends I think so.
And in any case, this is highly hypocritical coming from Meghan’s fans.
I’ve noticed that most people who champion the Sussexes are Cambridge-haters, and funnily enough, will cry that any rumours about Meghan MUST be false, but anything negative printed about the Cambridges must be gospel.
Take the Prince William/Rose Hanbury scandal for instance; there isn’t a shred of evidence to suggest there’s any truth to it, but Sussex fans have taken that rumour and run a damn marathon with it.
But it was only today that it occurred to me why.
The Cambridges have a squeaky clean record, basically impermeable – and Sussex fans just couldn’t resist wetting their knickers in excitement when then possibility of a blemish on their reputation came to light in the press.
As I’ve said before, Meghan must really not have any redeeming features, because her fans seem to think that the only way to make her look better is by making somebody else look worse.
You don’t need to verbally abuse the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in order to make Meghan and Harry look better: if they’re so wonderful in your eyes, I’m sure you can find plenty right with them to add filler to your arguments.
Bottom line – I don’t believe everything I read and you shouldn’t either.
Samantha Markle is our leader
I’ve seen a lot of Sussex fans on twitter promote the utterly absurd notion that we’re all Samantha Markle’s minions and working on some kind of global project with her to take down Meghan. Er – I can’t explain how wrong you are.
Consider this an official statement: Samantha Markle has absolutely nothing to do with our circle or our threads.
No, we don’t have monthly conferences whereby Samantha sits at the head of the table in a board room and discusses strategies with us to drag her sister, as seems to be the belief in the Sussex fandom.
Yes, she follows some of us on twitter and some of us follow her – mainly for the gossip, but she has not given any at all.
Yes, most of us have spoken to her before – but completely in passing and on many occasions, it’s been about topics totally unrelated to her sister.
And in any case, she’s hardly ever online these days and nobody in our circle has spoken to her in a good couple of months.
She is not our “boss”, she is not using us to “push an agenda” and we’re certainly not her fucking “minions”.
Oh, and none of us ARE Samantha Markle either, just in case that wasn’t clear. I’ve seen an awful lot of insane claims that we’re all just multiple accounts of Samantha that she’s running by herself… well, I don’t know if you’ve seen one of our twitter threads, but there are easily fifty to sixty tweets a minute posted sometimes – Samantha would have to be a damn octopus to keep up with that.
No, she isn’t in charge of any of us, nor are any of us Samantha herself.
We’re all cowardly for not using our own pictures
If you consider keeping yourself safe “cowardly”, then yeah, I guess we are. But the simple fact is – I don’t owe anyone any answers in regards to my identity and neither do my friends.
I reserve the right to my own privacy and safety. I’m not a threat to anyone, so you don’t need to know my name, date of birth, address, occupation or my bloody bra size – those things are personal and funnily enough, I don’t wish to share them with a bunch of unstable, hate-filled strangers on the internet.
I think we all saw what the Daily Mail did some months back – publishing photos of Twitter users without their permission and holding them up for people to stone to death, all because they deigned to express an opinion on Meghan publicly. No thanks – I don’t fancy that scenario.
I’ve already had my tweets screen-capped and published in articles from places like Yahoo Canada; I’m not giving the press the satisfaction of stringing me up in front of the world with my face attached to it. I’ve got a life and professional reputation to protect too and I won’t let anybody bully me.
Quite frankly, many of Meghan’s rabid fans seem rather dangerous; so pardon me if I don’t fancy having members of the Sussex Squad line up at my front door in the middle of the night to put fireworks through my letterbox.
I had someone actually “dare” me yesterday to post a photo of myself on my twitter page; what for? I mean really, what are you taking from knowing what I look like? Either you’ll use the image for your little dartboards or something far more sinister – I’m not gonna wait around to find out.
I have a personal twitter account for my real self that is separate from all of this and there is obviously a reason I choose to remain anonymous. Meghan fans will just have to deal with it, because the situation isn’t going to change any time soon.
What makes me laugh is that most of these Sussex fans hide anonymously behind fan pages also (and a hate for the Cambridges), yet feel they have the right to call you out for not having a photo… when they don’t have one either. How does that work?
They are also the same people that will send you a “scathing” comment and then hurriedly block you, because they’re too afraid of seeing your response and incapable of holding a civilised adult conversation. Why do that? We’re here – and ready to debate if necessary.
Don’t be shy – or have we worked out who the real cowards are?
In any case, I hope the above clears things up for these folk quite nicely. It’s getting rather tiresome having to reel off the same responses to Sussex fans over and over, because they only have a few standard party lines they can come out with and seem to have very few brain cells between them.
If there are any questions, feel free to leave a comment or contact me on Twitter @CrownOfSapphire – but please, try and keep it civil. Most people who read my blog are eloquent and capable of holding a proper discussion, so it would be nice if we could all adhere to that.
Just a side note to say also that I do really appreciate everyone’s comments on my blog posts and I apologise if it takes me a while to respond. I do intend to get back to every one of you (and I will, albeit slowly), as your comments are always great – life just gets in the way sometimes! But I’m getting there.
Until next time, folks…