Nigel Farage discussed the latest on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the couple shared their concerns to Spotify about coronavirus misinformat
Nigel Farage discussed the latest on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the couple shared their concerns to Spotify about coronavirus misinformation on their platform. However, unlike some artists who have removed their content in protest, the Sussexes have said they will continue to work with the streaming giant. Mr Farage believed Meghan would use Spotify to fund a potential political campaign and said she would turn out like Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is a large figure on the American left.
Speaking to Paul Murray on Sky News Australia, Mr Farage was asked for his views on Meghan and Harry amid the Spotify Covid row.
Mr Murray said: “Now I know that they’ve come out and they’re sort of oh so worried about Joe Rogan.
“And I know that the Foo Fighters and other bands are going to do it.
“But the devil in the detail here is they are paid [£18million] to produce a podcast for Spotify and they have produced a grand total of one episode of one podcast.
“Whoever follows up on these deals because when can you and I get in on this?”
Mr Farage laughed at the situation and said: “Yeah, I just don’t get the whole Harry and Meghan thing and why the West Coast of America has taken to them the way they have.
“I don’t think it’ll last very long, I think that many other contracts will be cancelled.
“And Meghan very shortly will announce she’s running, she will either run for the House of Representatives or for the Senate.
In a statement, a representative for the Sussexes said: “Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of Covid-19 misinformation on its platform.
“We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis.
“We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does.”
Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek said in a blog post: “We have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time.”