The Daily Telegraph

Comic Chris Rock mocks Royal family racism allegation­s

- By Catherine Lough

COMEDIAN Chris Rock has criticised the Duchess of Sussex for her allegation­s of racism against the Royal Family.

In a live screening of his latest Netflix stand-up show, Selective Outrage, he said: “Oh, they’re so racist, they’re so racist. Some of that s--- she went through was not racism, it was just some in-law s---.”

He added, in imitation of the Duchess: “Oprah, they’re so racist. They wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be … that’s not racist. [Even] black people want to know how brown the baby’s going to be.”

Rock said that Meghan Markle “seemed like a nice lady” but added that she had “hit the light-skinned lottery” and was “still going off complainin­g”.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, the Duchess alleged that “concerns” had been raised by Buckingham Palace over how “dark” her son Archie’s skin tone would be.

Rock also cast doubt on the Duchess’s claims that she knew little about the Royal family as an institutio­n before marrying Prince Harry.

He said she was “acting all dumb like she didn’t know nothing”.

“Going on Oprah, saying ‘I had no idea how racist they were’. That’s the Royal family. [They’re] the original racists. They invented colonialis­m.”

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