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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Time 100 Cover Put On Blast For Botched Airbrushing Job

Sep. 15 2021, Published 12:42 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are once again the targets of online critics — and this time it has nothing to do with the monarchy.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were named among TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, but their cover shot isn’t getting much love. Users on Twitter are having a field day roasting the royal pair’s seemingly photoshopped portrait.

The flawless photo, which features the Suits actress in an immaculate white jumpsuit with her royal hubby sitting next to her with his hand on her shoulder, is believed to be heavily airbrushed or photoshopped.

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Twitter users quickly pointed out that the couple’s eyes look “creepy” due to alleged retouching, along with other unrealistic changes, such as the perfection of their skin, as well as Prince Harry’s hair, which seems to have magically thickened.

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“Is Harry wearing a rug? Or just overdone the air brushing?” one user wrote on Twitter.

Online haters didn’t hesitate to point out that the photograph was “fake,” and that the pair appear to look “plastic” due to the hefty amounts of alleged retouching.

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“Jesus I thought this was a parody account with a clearly photoshopped creepy cover. Then I noticed the blue tick. Wow has @TIME fallen. Hard,” another user wrote.

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Someone else insisted that the photo made the couple look like animated figures, writing “Terrible retouching job. They look CGI.”

Others were more focused on the nature of the pair’s stances on the cover, as Markle appears to be in front of her husband in the shot.

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“Why is he hiding behind her,” one Twitter user wrote alongside a vomiting emoji.

“Look at that photo. The lying grifter again puts herself front & center while a prince of the realm is shoved to the side again & again ½ hidden behind her. She’s the photo’s subject. He’s a prop. The woman has achieved nothing. Why do these magazines keep promoting her??,” a particularly fired-up user wrote.

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The profile about the parents-of-two featured in the issue is written by Jose Andres, which the outlet sampled in their tweet alongside the cover shot.

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“In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle,” the quote read.

Many people on Twitter were upset by the quote, claiming that they “don't understand the meaning of struggle,” according to one user.

Another alluded to the pair’s bad blood with the Palace, writing, “If only they were compassionate with the people they actually know…”

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