The Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to online trolls — but this latest conspiracy is absolutely bonkers.
Meghan Markle been subjected to racist, classist and misogynistic scrutiny from both the media and the public, and now some people think she’s lying about being pregnant.
If Meghan really was pregnant, she would be having considerable weight gain at 6 months. No signs of a bigger face, no swelling of legs and other parts of the body at all. #MoonBump
— THE GOSSIP GIRL (@gossipg9282) January 23, 2019
The hashtag that people are using to discuss Meghan’s supposed fake pregnancy is #moonbump, often accompanied by #megxit, which is a play on the word Brexit. The #moonbump refers to the alleged prosthetic bump or pillow that the Duchess “wears” under her clothes to “fake” her pregnant belly.
Ι deeply dislike conspiracy theories but this pregnancy looks so fake. There is nothing wrong with using a surrogate or not being able to have kids BUT it is wrong to lie to so many peaple. Brits dont deserve this. #Megxit #moonbump #MeghanMarkle
— Scarlet.P.Hudson (@ScarletPHudson) January 26, 2019
— Moonbump Mountbatten Windsor (@GiftedDirty) March 1, 2019
— Jasmine (@jasmine3071) February 24, 2019
People have really gone all-in with their opinions on Markle’s every single move, what she’s wearing, her physical movements and her baby bump.
— TeaLipstickCeleb (@CelebLipstick) February 26, 2019
In addition to what you said, she is wearing 4 inch heels. The bulk, weight, and girth of a real baby would not accomadate this crouching and springing up behavior, without assistance. #moonbump
— ❌The Random Tweeter❌ (@cliftonhfc1) February 18, 2019
— Kathy Geiger (@kegeiger) March 1, 2019
In the first pic her “bump” is visible then in the second pic it goes flat because it’s literally falling out from under her top! Hey Meghan your moonbump is showing! #MEGXIT #megxit #magicbabybump #moonbump #CharlatanDuchess #NotMyDuchessEVER #fakepregnancy pic.twitter.com/OuZyLPGtIH
— Jasmine (@jasmine3071) January 31, 2019
Included in the wild conspiracy theories are incredibly unkind comments about the Duchess and her “deception.”
#MeghanMarkle sure loves taking presents from the peasants! Look at her greedy face…cant make up her mind what to grab first! Greedy and oh so thirsty. #DuchessofDeception #CharlatanDuchess #MeghanMarkle #moonbump pic.twitter.com/V97tJf7nw2
— Moonbump Mountbatten Windsor (@GiftedDirty) February 27, 2019
Shakedown. Scam. Con. She’s got to be getting this free on the sly & pocketing the cash.
If the BRF plays along with this thinking it will help appease POC they deserve to fall & they will.
— DrinkTheTea (@DrinkTheTea1) February 27, 2019
Of course, amid all the madness, there is always voices of reason:
If anybody wants to go down a rabbit hole of insanity today I invite you to look into the conspiracies that Megan Markle is not pregnant and wearing what is called a #moonbump. It is wild that people's bigotry and hated of the idea of a WOC in the Royal Family stretches this far.
— Sarah Miles (@SarahJoSmiley) February 27, 2019
Just looking at tweets about #MeghanMarkle and read that some people think her pregnancy is fake! WTF is wrong with the world? We need more psychiatrists to treat the ever-growing number of crazies populating social media. The bump is real. Get help you sad people. #moonbump
— Feisty Fem (@f4feistyfem) February 24, 2019