Senator 'Twitter Fingers'? Irish Politician Makes Awkward Attempts At Damage Control After Dragging Meghan Markle Into Abortion Rights Fight Online
July 12, 2018 12:11 By Fabiosa
In May, Ireland joined other countries with more progressive female rights laws to legalize abortion. Their decision was met with as much criticism as it was met with celebration.
Meghan Markle's faux pas
Unfortunately, without intending to, Meghan Markle has rekindled the conversation on abortion rights, and it's getting messy.
Same designer - different dress tho - phew 😅 pic.twitter.com/dNuNiAVtd9— Sen Catherine Noone (@senatornoone) June 13, 2018
How? In the course of their two-day Ireland visit, for day one, they were hosted at the British ambassador’s residence in Dublin.
It was at this event that Markle allegedly told a senator that she was pleased by the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights.
Senator 'Twitter fingers'
Her unguarded chat quickly made its way to Twitter because Irish Times reports that the senator in question, Catherine Noone, told her followers the following:
The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum result — she watched with interest and was pleased to see the result.
Needless to say, it quickly went viral. Even her attempts at deleting tweets and adjusting her earlier comments to clarify that Markle was "interested and very measured, not political at all" has done little to stem the fire.
You're an absolute embarrassment. Just when we think you can't out-stupid yourself, you go and do that.— Mr. Grumble (@RamRaid15) July 11, 2018
But earlier you claimed ... pic.twitter.com/RBKktveaJj— Fran Johnson (@franjohnson_ie) July 11, 2018
It was a low class move on Noone’s behalf to get publicity. Noone would get on well with the Duchess’ paternal family.— Sparkles (@Sparkle18698033) July 11, 2018
Although it remains unclear what Markle's specific words were, this perceived support could count against her as royals are not expected to be openly political.