Prince Harry slammed for criticizing America’s First Amendment, and also told to
“get the hell out” by furious Americans after calling the First Amendment “bonkers”.
NSL Learnt, The Duke of Sussex appeared on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert last week
to chat about mental health, life in LA, his family, and his future projects.
Harry expressed shock at the amount of attention he received while living in Beverly
Hills, complaining about the media “feeding frenzy”.
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it,
but it is bonkers,” he said.
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge
subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time.
But, you can find a loophole in anything.
“You can capitalise or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”
But his comments left some Americans less than impressed.
Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw wrote on Twitter: “Well I just doubled the size of my
Independence Day party.”
UK politician Nigel Farage said: “For Prince Harry to condemn the USA’s First
Amendment shows he has lost the plot. “Soon he will not be wanted on either side
of the pond.”
One outraged American wrote on social media: “If he has a problem with the constitution
then he can go back to Britain.”
And another blasted: “Get the hell out of America.”
The First Amendment protects several basic freedoms in the US.
This includes freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right
to assemble, and the right to petition the government.