Karl Stefanovic was criticized Sunday night after slamming Meghan Markle for & # 39; want privacy & # 39; during a controversial segment at 60 minutes.
The 45-year-old was labeled by Australian viewers as a & # 39; hypocritical & # 39 ;, after having repeatedly dragged the media to invade his own privacy in the past.
Karl & # 39; s views on Meghan, however, seem to have been newly formed after she has previously made Meghan a & # 39; amazing, wonderful woman & # 39; while she stumbled over her.
Why the exchange of views? Unearthed footage has revealed Karl Stefanovic's earlier thoughts about Meghan Markle after beating her in a controversial 60-minute segment on Sunday
In October 2018, Karl shared a passionate rage on Meghan's portrait by some media commentators during the Today show.
& # 39; I find it shameful. I think she is a wonderful, wonderful woman, & he started.
& # 39; And I think she is doing her very best right now, and she is doing so well. She is such a great export for Great Britain. & # 39;
Karl responded to the criticism of Prince Harry and Meghan's visit to Dubbo during their Royal Tour of Australia at the time, with a commentator claiming that the Duchess acted & # 39; while she smiled while meeting members of the audience.
Before that, Karl flew to England to give glowing live coverage of the royal wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
& # 39; Amazing woman & # 39 ;: In October 2018, Karl shared a passionate rage on Meghan's portrait by some commentators during the Today show with Georgie Gardner (R)
& # 39; I find it shameful & # 39 ;: Karl, who has supported Meghan for a long time, also called her a & # 39; great export for Great Britain & # 39; and said & # 39; she is currently doing her very best & # 39; while she was live last year
On Sunday, Karl became a & # 39; hypocrite & # 39; named for his devastating 60-minute story about Meghan Markle after he had previously hit the media for invading his private life.
In the segment, Karl described how the public apparently hired Meghan before introducing controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins.
& # 39; The couple seems to want some privacy. To much asked? Sure. The audience feels cheated, the tabloids have turned and the blame game – much directed at Meghan – is fierce, & Karl said in the opening segment.
Pronounced: Karl Stefanovic (photo) became a & # 39; hypocrite & # 39; named for his 60 Minutes story about Meghan on Sunday after he previously hit the media for intruding his private life
But while the outspoken commentator had a lot to say about the young royal, critics have labeled Karl the & # 39; hypocrite & # 39; and the story & # 39; the worst form of journalism & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Looking at the hypocrisy of Karl Stefanovic investigating a public person after pleading for his own privacy for two years – I mean, what is this? & # 39; one person wrote on Twitter.
& # 39; I can't stand Meghan Markle, but the smug @ 60Mins takedown from @karlstefanovic is incredibly despicable & # 39 ;, another person said.
The 60 Minutes report focused on Meghan Markle (depicted with Prince Harry and son Archie) because he wanted a private life
A third person added: & # 39; @karlstefanovic and @ 60 minutes trying to malign Meghan like the press Dianna did. #KatieHopkins use to do their dirty work. & # 39;
Although Karl apparently had no problem letting Mrs. Hopkins speak freely, in the past he criticized others for doing so, which led some to claim that he was a & # 39; double standard & # 39; had.
Karl, known for his outspoken tirades against the media, previously lashed out at Woman's Day magazine while organizing tabloid news show A Current Affair.
While reporting on the profit of Rebel Wilson's $ 4.5 million defamation against Bauer Media, he said: “I certainly won't lose sleep over that defamation judgment.
Karl introduced controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins (photo), who described Meghan as & # 39; the biggest hypocrite there is & # 39;
Viewers were not left behind on Twitter after viewing the segment
& # 39; The material in that magazine is not very similar to the truth. & # 39;
He also took a shot in the media because of the & # 39; non-stop & # 39; Schapelle Corby coverage, which confused fans, since some of the shows he worked on were also behind the coverage.
But in a more shocking incident, Karl was caught on camera screaming a photographer at Gold Coast Airport trying to take his picture, The Daily Telegraph reported.
& # 39; Take your f ** king camera and exit that f ** king door, it's f ** king Christmas, & # 39; Karl shouted, confronting the photographer.
& # 39; Why are you shaking? Do you have an illness? Are you sick in your head? You have a job. It's Christmas day. Go home! & # 39;
The segment on Meghan (pictured last year with Harry in Tonga) was angrily condemned by fans with some saying it & # 39; trash & # 39; because it gave a platform to & # 39; racists and bullies & # 39;
On Sunday, Karl further said that Ms. Hopkins believes that & # 39; the future of the royal family is at stake unless Meghan Markle is immediately banned & # 39 ;.
But she refutes claims that her aversion to the duchess comes from her mixed race.
& # 39; When I criticized Meghan, people say: & # 39; well, you are racist & # 39 ;. And, quite frankly, it's not even a second thought for me, & Hopkins said.
It only comes in the minds of those who are really racist, and they are never people like me. I just observe … the dress is better on Kate, how she wears is better.
Mrs. Hopkins & # 39; appearance on the program led to furious kickbacks, with some viewers taking 60 minutes of & # 39; race baiting & # 39; Meghan accused (photo)
& # 39; So this racist thing is really old and tired, but I think it's just the way people say: & # 39; you should not criticize Meghan & # 39;. & # 39;
Mrs. Hopkins & # 39; appearance on the program led to a furious kickback, with some viewers accusing 60 minutes of & # 39; racing bait against the duchess.
& # 39; Interesting to see that all of these & # 39; & # 39; royal experts & # 39; & # 39; blame us all in 60 minutes for daring to consider the racial implications of Meghan Markle hatred, but not one that is not white, & # 39; another commented.
The royal couple came under fire because they wanted to keep parts of their lives private for the public and the media
& # 39; I don't understand how Meghan bashing is a story? She's great and you've brought up a group of jealous wanna-be's and called it newsworthy, & a third wrote.
Another said: & # 39; The coordinated attempt to destroy Meghan Markle and drive her away from Prince Harry. It is her blackness that drives most of this nasty attack. If she wasn't half black, she would be praised and every appearance would come with positive accolades. & # 39;
The segment was criticized before being broadcast on Sunday evening, after a show promotion used colorful language to describe the duchess.
& # 39; #Megxit! How Meghan Markle lost her shine, & # 39; started the tweet that promoted the show.
& # 39; From worshiped to unbearable in less than a year. What went wrong for Meghan, and how it affects hubby Harry. SUNDAY at # 60 minutes: within a royal crisis. Can the ghost of Princess Diana save a fairy tale? & # 39;
Karl Stefanovic was slammed for the 60-minute segment broadcast on Sunday evening
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