Piers Morgan mocks ‘patronising’ Meghan Markle over her message to sex workers

Piers Morgan labelled Meghan Markle "patronising" while slamming her idea to write messages on bananas which are being given out to sex workers.

During a visit to charity One25 with Prince Harry the pregnant Duchess asked her aids for a pen so she could write on fruit in the food parcels being sent out to women.

Her messages included "You are loved" and "You are strong".

While many people thought it was a lovely idea, the messages have been criticised by others and one sex worker said it was "offensive" .

Good Morning Britain ‘s Piers Morgan shared his views on her gesture during the show, and even mocked her by writing some of his own messages on bananas.

Piers Morgan mocks 'patronising' Meghan Markle over her message to sex workers

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He said: "It’s one of the most patronising things I’ve ever seen anyone do.

"It’s literally like here’s Meghan Markle, actress, marries handsome prince, lives in a palace – comes along, picks up a bunch of bananas and says ‘you’re strong’ – it’s so patronising".

Putting on a high voice, he said: "Hand me my Sharpie, my moment has come.

"It’s so patronising. ‘You are strong.’ Come on!"

He said: "Giving a sex worker a banana is clearly exposing her to potential mockery. I’m sorry.

"If you’d been advising Meghan Markle before this, would you have said maybe not the bananas?"

The charity takes the food parcels, along with blankets, condoms and hot water bottles, to women who are working on the streets.

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As they were shown the food bags being prepared in the programme’s kitchen, the Duchess suddenly said: "Oh actually do you have a Sharpie marker? I have an idea.

"I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch programme.

"On each of the bananas she wrote an affirmation, to make the kids feel really, like, empowered. It was the most incredible idea – this small gesture."

However, a sex worker told  The Sun  that the idea was "really stupid".

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She added: “People out here struggle to eat and sleep and she gifts us some words on a piece of fruit.

“She has the means to help us more than that. It’s offensive, you know.”

But another homeless sex worker, who did not want to be name, said the idea was "really sweet".

She said: “It’s so cold right now, it’s a struggle to raise money to get a bed for the night, so any food and bedding is a big help.

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