Bill Simmons, Spotify’s head of podcast innovation and monetization, slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, after the company parted ways with the couple last week.
Markle’s podcast “Archetypes” explored historical and cultural stereotypes of women and was produced by her company, Archewell Audio, which Markle co-founded with her husband.
“Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together,” the two entities said in a statement.
Simmons said on an episode of his show, “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” that the two were “f***ing grifters.”
“I wish I had been involved in the ‘Megan and Harry leave Spotify’ negotiation,” he said. “‘The F***ing Grifters.’ That’s the podcast we shoulda launched with them. I gotta get drunk one night and tell the story of the Zoom I had with Harry to try and help him with a podcast idea. It’s one of my best stories.”
Bill Simmons absolutely HATES Prince Harry
We need to know what Harry said to Bill on that Zoom pic.twitter.com/lsxNoSPaCU
— The r/BillSimmons Podcast (@rBillSimmonsPod) June 16, 2023
“Shoot this guy to the sun. I’m so tired of this guy,” Simmons said of Harry. “What does he bring to the table? He just whines about s*** and keeps giving interviews. … Who cares about your life? You weren’t even the favorite son.”
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The New York Post noted that Simmons has ripped on Harry numerous times in the past, including while he was at the same company, saying in January 2023 that he was “so tired of this guy” and that it was “so embarrassing that he’s on our platform.”
“I can’t stand him,” Simmons said. “So tired. I’m so embarrassed that I f***ing have to share Spotify with him. The guy sucks.”
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