American comedian Chris Rock has slammed Meghan Markle for saying that she was racially abused by members of the royal family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In the interview, Meghan Markle said she felt isolated from other members of the royal family because of her skin colour and narrated that a senior member of the royal house was concerned about how dark-skinned her baby would be while she was still pregnant.
During his Selective Outrage stand-up show, Rock condemned Markle for her remarks, insisting that black people also want to know how brown-skinned their baby would be. He also noted that what Markle went through was a family-in-law problem.
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“Like who is this girl Meghan Markle? Seems like a nice lady, just complaining. Like didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery? ‘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***.Sometimes it’s just some in-law s*** 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,’ I’m like, “That’s not racist, because even black people want to know how brown the baby going to be.”
Despite his criticism of the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex, Rock said he understood what she was going through. He joked that if she wanted to be easily accepted in a white home, then she should consider marrying a Kardashian.
“I know what she’s going through, I know what Meghan Markle’s going through. I know her dilemma: Black girl trying to be accepted by her white in-laws. Oh it’s hard. It’s so hard, it’s very hard – but it ain’t as hard as a white girl trying to be accepted by her black in-laws. Now that s*** is really hard. Meghan Markle, I know the dilemma. I’m like, “If you black and you wanted to be accepted by your white in-laws then you need to marry a Kardashian because they accept everybody.”‘