Sticking up for her friend! Dawn Porter — who directed Prince Harry's new AppleTV+ show, The Me You Can't See — clapped back at the critics after the documentary was released on May 21.
Porter shared that "just getting a little taste of [the criticism], I guess, in some ways I feel protective of him because I didn't really see that coming."
Porter is confused why people didn't like the show, which is about mental health, as it's trying to help others.
“I thought, 'Who could be unhappy with somebody saying, here's help if you need it?'" Dawn said. "It does seem really mean-spirited, but, you know, I guess some people will do anything to sell papers."
Despite the trolls, Porter said that Harry was so easy to work with. "He had clearly been in this position before,” she shared. “Because before I could even start to stutter or say anything wrong, he just put his hand out and said, 'Harry. Nice to meet you.'"
In the series, Harry didn't hold back while talking about the royal family and even criticized his father's parenting skills.
"My father used to say to me when I was younger, ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,'" the prince said of Prince Charles.
"That doesn’t make sense," he noted. "Just because you suffered that doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences that you had you can make it right for your kids."
"Isn’t this all about breaking the cycle?" he questioned. "Isn’t this all about making sure that history doesn’t repeat itself?"
Harry also said that he wanted to go to therapy after his mother, Princess Diana, died in 1997, but his family didn't seem to pay attention to his needs.
"Family members have said just play the game and your life will be easier. But I have a hell of a lot of my mum in me," he declared. "I feel as though I am outside of the system but I'm still stuck there. The only way to free yourself and break out to tell the truth."