HBO’s new animated series about Prince George is copping heat for being “morally wrong”, after snippets from the project portrayed George as a spoilt, obnoxious, and rude child.
The Prince is a satirical animated series from Family Guy writer Gary Janetti, which basically spawned from his Instagram account. If you’re not too familiar with Janetti’s IG, he pretty much reimagines Prince George as an extremely sassy child.
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Over the past couple of months, Janetti has shared a couple of lil’ snippets from the project. The series will follow George as he navigates the trials and tribulations of being a royal kid.
In one particular clip, George prepares for Halloween with his siblings.
Not gonna lie, animated George is quite the spoilt little shit.
In another, animated George gives a truly inspiring message to the people.
While some people have lapped up the clips, others have slammed it for being “morally wrong”.
An anonymous producer at Disney, HBO’s rival studio, torched Janetti for making fun of a child.
“It’s one thing for filmmakers to play fast and loose with the truth in shows like The Crown but poking fun at a seven-year-old child seems cruel and unfair,” they told Daily Mail.
“Some things should be off-limits. It’s morally wrong to use a child to get cheap laughs.”
TV critic Katherine Singh told the publication that it’s important to remember George is still a kid, “who has no say in his lot in life.”
“What we say about people, even those who seem untouchable like the Royals, can seriously and negatively affect people. Prince George is old enough to know what’s going on.”
Janetti stars as Prince George in the series, alongside Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte, Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, and Dan Stevens as Prince Charles and Prince Philip.
Alan Cumming, Frances de la Tour, Lucy Punch, Condola Rashad, and Iwan Rheon also star.
The Prince is set to premiere on HBO Max.
This latest controversy comes after The Crown‘s portrayal of the royals sparked a debate on whether or not Netflix should add a ‘fiction’ disclaimer to the series. Long story short: Netflix said no.