HBO’s The Prince slammed for ‘disgusting’ portrayal of the royal family
HBO has been criticized for its “disgusting” portrayal of the royal family, especially eight-year-old Prince George in a new satirical cartoon inspired by Family Guy writer Gary Janetti.
The new cartoon series features the Royal Family seen through Prince George’s eyes and launched on HBO Max last week.
Janetti, who previously worked on Family Guy and Will & Grace, voices George, while Alan Cumming voices his butler Owen and Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner plays Princess Charlotte.
Orlando Bloom will be Harry’s voice, with Condola Rashad as Meghan, Tom Hollander as Philip and Charles, Alan Cumming as George Owen’s butler and Frances De La Tour as Queen.
The series is written and produced by Janetti and produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
“I am excited to be working at HBO Max and bringing them another series about a family that ruthlessly fights for the throne,” Janetti said.
Each episode will show George finding his way as a young prince in modern times, featuring facets of his life including his family’s corgis, the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace, and attending an elementary school with non-royals. .
“We’re excited to bring the world Gary created on Instagram on HBO Max, where our viewers can find out what his Instagram fans already know – that George can be hilarious, shocking and surprisingly sweet,” said Sarah Aubrey of HBO Max. .
“We can’t wait to see what Gary does with a canvas larger to paint than just a 1: 1 square.”
Watch the trailer
The first trailer for The Prince came out last week and is based on writer Gary Janetti’s viral Instagram account, which features memes about the royal family, with a focus on Prince George as a scathing commentator, sassy and with a sharp tongue.
The show, which will air on US streaming service HBO Max, focuses on the imagined inner workings of the royal family through the eyes of the young prince, including star-studded play dates where he sips martinis and interacts with his siblings.
The trailer pokes fun at high-ranking royals, including the Queen, Prince Charles, and her sons, William and Harry.
You can watch the trailer below:
The royal tea is piping hot. ☕️
– HBO Max (@hbomax) July 28, 2021
HBO Face Backlash
The American streaming giant faced backlash from fans of the royal family on social media who did not appreciate the jokes at the expense of the monarchy.
One Twitter user wrote: “Using a kid like this is disgusting. Who the hell gave the green light to this? ”
“I’m so disappointed that HBO chooses to work with someone like Gary Janetti. And I’m disappointed with all of the celebrities voicing characters on their show,” said another.
A third added: “Bullying children for comedic value. Completely disgusting. The writer and actors must ask themselves if these were their children.
“That’s wrong, you should NEVER use a child’s picture like this,” added another.