These days, when one hears Meghan Markle's name mentioned in the press, it's usually alongside some breathless exclamation about how "the whole world is in love" with Prince Harry's bride-to-be.
Unfortunately for Meg, there's at least one iconoclastic holdout who refuses to share the opinion of Harry and the other 7 billion or so inhabitants of Earth who think Ms. Markle is just the bee's knees.
Long before Harry and Meghan's engagement was announced, Samantha Markle began throwing shade at her half-sister's relationship like it was her job.
And in a way, we suppose it is.
Meghan's shady sister has made a career out of tearing the actress down in interviews, and she's soon to publish a memoir with the hilariously un-subtle title of The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister.
Among other wildly salacious claims, Samantha writes in the book that Meghan severed their relationship because Samantha's physical disability clashed with her posh lifestyle.
Obviously, if that were true, it would forever change the way we look at Meghan.
But it's clearly not, so no need to worry.
These days, Samantha is on a non-stop press tour, attempting to extend her fame into 16th-minute territory in the final months before Meghan and Harry's wedding.
Unfortunately for her, most of her media appearances are painfully awkward affairs that basically consist of the interviewer going, "But seriously, WTF is your problem?"
Accused of cashing in on her sister's fame during a recent appearance on the UK's Channel 5, Samantha had this to say in her defense:
"I think the term 'cash in' is a low blow. I think any of us who have experiences and feelings, positive, warm, insightful or otherwise and we are able to share them apparently—I wouldn't say that it's we're cashing in because there's certainly a large audience and market of people who are interested and curious.
"So why not share information that is socially and historically valuable? I feel like it's kind of a service to do that."
Oh, so she's performing a service by publicly portraying the sister she's had no contact with in the past decade as the worst kind of monster. Got it.
As for that horrendous title, Samantha says the whole world has it all wrong:
"People have taken the title so literally, and I think that's funny," she said.
"I chose the title because I was more making a mockery of tabloids who, at one point, called my sister Princess Pushy. The opposite is true. And so I thought, you know, to make fun of that and illustrate that she really is not, I'm going to choose that title and run with it."
Ah, yes. Foolish tabloids. Why would they think a book that insults its subject in the freaking title is some sort of hit piece?!
Clearly, Samantha is a completely well-adjusted grownup who simply wants to celebrate her sister's engagement in the traditional fashion--by publicly denigrating her in exchange for money.
So stop judging her! You people are acting just like Princess Pushy!