The family is not happy with Meghan Markle’s new role in a documentary about the internet’s impact on families, and is demanding she step down from the film.
The film, which was released in Australia and New Zealand last month, has received a mixed response online, with some praising it for its depiction of the impact of the internet and social media, while others are angry that Markle is the sole parent of a child.
Markle’s father, former ABC presenter Steve Jones, is quoted in the documentary as saying his daughter “did not have any expectations of what was going on in her life”.
“It’s not the family’s fault that she’s a celebrity or that she has a baby or that there’s a new baby,” Jones said.
“What I think is wrong is when you talk about children in the context of the technology, and in a digital world, and with the internet, it’s really difficult to say anything to someone that is not an adult that might have the same concerns as you.”
Jones told ABC Radio National the film did not give an accurate picture of the social and technological changes that children are now subject to, but he felt the film’s portrayal of Markle and her family did not go far enough.
“My father’s comment that he does not want to be a part of this film is probably one of the most important ones that I’ve heard in a very long time,” he said.’
You don’t talk about kids’The film is part of a campaign to educate people about the impact on children of the rise of the digital world.
In an interview with ABC Radio New Zealand, Jones said he did not believe Meghan should have the right to dictate how people discuss their children.
“I don’t think that it’s fair for the parents to have control over the conversation about their children,” Jones told the program.
“It is very important that parents and their children are open to talk to each other.
It is very hard to talk openly about children and the internet when we have to be worried about a child getting in trouble.”
You don.t. talk about the kids and the fact that they are being used and manipulated.
“In the documentary, which is available to watch online, Markle talks about her daughter’s struggle to cope with the pressure of the age and the demands of a career.”
She has a little girl in her 20s, and she is a professional athlete,” Jones says in the film, before describing her daughter as “a pretty shy, shy, cute, sweet, beautiful girl”.”
I’m a little bit surprised by the things she says.
She has a few things that she is not allowed to talk, and that’s probably why she has these very strong boundaries.
“Markle is interviewed for the film by her mother, who describes her as “always being the boss”.”
She doesn’t have any control over anything.
She doesn’t even know how to write a letter to someone,” she said.
The documentary also features interviews with Markle, her partner of a decade, who is quoted as saying: “You don;t talk about me and my kids.”
Jones says that, although he had no idea what Markle was doing, he was surprised she was not more vocal about the role of the father in their daughter’s life.”
The way she talks about herself and the way she interacts with her father is a really important aspect to the whole family, especially as a father.
“The way the father interacts with his children is important.”
He says that his daughter was able to talk and interact with her dad without his involvement.
“In terms of my daughter having the power to say, ‘Daddy, what is this person doing?'”
Jones said in the interview.
It’s about a family’s privacy’The documentary does not address the role that internet privacy has played in the childrens lives, but it does note that “some people are not so comfortable talking about it”.””
You are the boss of your children, and you have to deal with it.”‘
It’s about a family’s privacy’The documentary does not address the role that internet privacy has played in the childrens lives, but it does note that “some people are not so comfortable talking about it”.
“My daughter is a little confused,” Jones, who works in marketing, said.
“She was able in the video to talk without having to be asked for permission or given a cookie or any kind of social cues.”‘
You can’t tell your kids to go to a library’Despite the documentary’s critical reception, Markles campaign is not going away.
The Australian Family Foundation is launching a campaign this week in the US aimed at encouraging the Australian public to talk more about their family’s online activities.
“We are asking Australians to start talking about family digital media and to stop the negative messages of social media,” the foundation said in a statement.
“This includes the fact the internet has been used