Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have courted controversy in recent years as they complain ad infinitum about the British monarchy.
Following their public split with the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to the United States and launched a media offensive that was skewered by critics of all stripes — including the creators of “South Park.”
One of the more notable ventures the couple pursued was the creation of Archewell Audio, which produced the “Archetypes” podcast hosted by Markle. The program previously aired on Spotify, but the platform announced in a joint statement with Archewell Audio that the two parties had “mutually agreed to part ways.”
Although both companies said that they were “proud” of the podcast, one Spotify executive subsequently offered his candid opinion about the controversial couple.
Bill Simmons, who heads the company’s podcast innovation and monetization division, hosts his own eponymous podcast and recently let loose on the Duke and Duchess.
“I wish I had been involved in the ‘Meghan and Harry leave Spotify’ negotiation,” he declared.
Simmons asserted that the podcast Spotify “should have launched with them” would be called “The F***ing Grifters.”
He went on to tease one of his “best stories,” which involved helping Prince Harry come up with an idea for the podcast during a Zoom meeting.
“Shoot this guy to the sun,” Simmons said in reference to Harry. “I’m so tired of this guy. What does he bring to the table? He just whines about s*** and keeps giving interviews. … Who cares about your life? You weren’t even the favorite son.”
While his latest comments about the royal couple are noteworthy in light of his company’s decision to part ways with them, Simmons has previously shared similarly disapproving remarks — particularly aimed at Prince Harry.
Bill Simmons has been hating on Prince Harry for awhile! pic.twitter.com/uamaa7Vegw
— The r/BillSimmons Podcast (@rBillSimmonsPod) June 16, 2023
Earlier this year, he declared that it was “so embarrassing” that Harry had a show hosted by Spotify, adding that he was “so tired of this guy.”
During the same January episode of his podcast, he said: “I can’t stand him. So tired. I’m so embarrassed that I f***ing have to share Spotify with him. The guy sucks.”