The American comedian Chris Rock broadcast a live comedy set on Netflix in the early hours of this morning and, among other things, he said that Meghan Markle was wrong to tell Oprah Winfrey that it was ‘racist’ of a member of the Royal Family to inquire about the skin colour of her and Harry’s baby before it was born. MailOnline has more.
Comedian Chris Rock slammed Meghan Markle in his new stand-up special Saturday night for her now infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Markle, 41, had told Winfrey last year how she felt isolated from the other members of the royal family, claiming they were being racist against her and even sharing a story about how one senior member of the family questioned how dark-skinned her baby would be.
But in his live stand-up show, Selective Outrage, Rock berated the Duchess of Sussex for her claims of racism, saying she was instead just dealing with internal family drama and noting that she won the “light-skinned lottery”.
He also claimed that “even black people want to know how brown’ her child would be.
It was the second time in just one month that Markle was publicly mocked on television for claiming she is a victim after a recent South Park episode depicted the Duchess traveling around the world complaining about her lack of privacy.
During his two-and-a-half hour stand-up special, Rock went on a rant about people who are trying to portray themselves as victims when he mentioned Markle.
“Like who is this girl Meghan Markle? Seems like a nice lady, just complaining,” he began. “Like didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery?”
Rock then took aim at comments she made during a sit-down interview with Oprah last year.
“They’re so racist, they’re so racist,” Rock mocked the Duchess, noting: “Some of that shit she went through was not racism. It was just some in-law shit.
“Sometimes it’s just some in-law shit because she’s complaining, I’m like, ‘What the f*** is she talking about?’
“‘Oprah, they’re so racist they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be,’” he again mocked Markle. “I’m like, ‘That’s not racist, because even black people want to know how brown the baby going to be.’
“S*** we check behind the ears – that’s a scientific test because you’ve got to know what kind of black child you going to get,” he joked comparing black skin on a scale from basketball stars Stephen Curry to Draymond Green.
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You can watch Rock’s bit about Meghan on Twitter here.
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