Firstly, it’s important to note that those complaining are aware of the fact that he didn’t mean his remarks to come across in a harmful manner.
But, people feel he trivialised the issue nonetheless.
The public is riled up after hearing the Duke of Cambridge, William talking about OCD. Last night, BBC aired Prince, Son & Heir – Charles at 70, a documentary that’s been released to coincide with Prince Charles 70th birthday.
Members of the royal family featured in the hour-long show. And of course, everyone wanted to hear what his sons, Harry and William actually had to say about him.
Apparently, they had a lot to say.
Out of that lot, one topic that was mentioned was their father’s dedication to conservation. And so, both the sons, William and Harry mentioned how he’s a “stickler” for switching off lights in a bid to save energy.
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This led Prince William to chime in with “I know I’ve got serious OCD on light switches now, which is terrible”. We’re sure he didn’t mean to make light of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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Although, a number of people feel like it came across that way. Social media users shared their thoughts on Twitter after the documentary.
Heads Together were set up in the year 2016.
It was started by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. And of course, the Duke of Sussex, Harry in 2016.
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It was created in a bid to change the conversation around mental health and break the stigma surrounding this particular topic.
This is part of why people are disappointed in the comment made by Prince William. But others have pointed out that the comment will kick-start a conversation. Hence, it will encourage people to think differently when discussing OCD.