In his latest Netflix stand-up special, Chris Rock criticized Meghan Markle for accusing the Royal Family of racism. The comedian took a swipe at Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she called out the family for allegedly asking how dark-skinned her son would be when born.
Rock claimed that the statement wasn’t racist because “even black people” wondered the same thing at the time. The royal couple hasn’t had it easy lately, as they recently got made fun of on TV. An episode of the Comedy Central animation “South Park” called her and her husband out, criticizing their demand for privacy.
Read on to learn more.
Chris Rock Calls Out Meghan Markle During Comedy Special
Rock called out the 41-year-old in his almost three-hour-long special for telling Oprah Winfrey in 2022 how bad the royal family made her feel. Meghan claimed that the family was so racist to her that a senior member even asked how dark her baby would come out while she was pregnant with Archie.
However, Rock claims that the Duchess overreacted, as “even black people want to know how brown the baby going to be.”
Meghan’s name came up during the special when Rock criticized people that always try to play the victim. Calling out the “Suits” star, he said, “Like, who is this girl Meghan Markle? Seems like a nice lady, just complaining.” He added per Daily Mail, “Like didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery?”
Rock then referred to some comments Meghan made during the Winfrey interview and claimed that she had no real issues. “They’re so racist, they’re so racist,” he said, mocking her. The comedian stated that the things she complained about were normal “in-law sh*t” and nothing more.
Chris Rock Empathizes With Meghan Markle
Although he disagreed with Meghan’s belief that the royal family was being racist towards her, Rock noted that he understood what she went through. He said, “I know what she’s going through, I know what Meghan Markle’s going through.”
The comedian admitted that her struggle was real, as it would be hard for someone with African-American roots to be accepted by their “white in-laws.” He stated, “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.”
However, the “Spiral” actor ended the Meghan and Harry roast by joking that the Duchess should’ve married into a more accommodating family, like the Kardashians. “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.'”
‘South Park’ Parodied The Royal Couple
A brutal “South Park” episode mocked Meghan and Harry’s clamor for a private life while always putting themselves in public spaces. The now-viral episode showed the royal couple publicly promoting the Prince’s autobiography “Waaah.”
The title “Waaah” was a swipe at the Prince’s recently released memoir, Spare. It included other digs at the former Royal couple, like the “dumb prince and his stupid wife” tag that one of the main characters of the show, Stan Marsh, gave them.
Are Harry & Meghan Suing ‘South Park’?
Several reports hinted that the portrayal of Meghan and Harry in “South Park” had “upset” the Duchess of Sussex. A royal commentator backed up the rumors by claiming that the couple planned to sue the HBO Max series.
However, an insider rebutted this in a statement to Newsweek and assured that neither Meghan nor Harry had any intention of going to court over the episode. The source also called the rumors “boring and baseless.” However, it’s unsure whether there will be future episodes of the show relating to them or the royal family.
In other news, Harry and Meghan have been confirmed to have officially received their invite to King Charles III’s coronation ceremony. Whether or not the duo will honor the invitation and attend the grand event is still yet to be known.