According to royal analysts, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not find Chris Rock’s Netflix comedy special amusing.
The comedian made many jokes about Meghan Markle and her royal in-laws on “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” on Saturday. The 58-year-old said the former “Suits” actor was frequently “complaining” at one time.
“Going on Oprah, ‘I didn’t know, I had no idea how racist they were,'” Rock began, referring to the 41-year-old’s 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey. “It’s the royal family! You didn’t Google these motherf—–? What the f— is she talking about, she didn’t know. It’s the royal family! They’re the original racists!”
“It was vindicating to hear Chris Rock skewer the Sussexes on this issue,” Andersen shared. “Of course, Meghan knew what she was getting into when she married Harry – she had to have known – and the press has pointed this out for months. But for Meghan to hear the iconic, supercool Chris Rock say it – well, it has to be a real punch in the gut. At the same time, the royal family can hardly be thrilled that Rock lambasted them as imperialists and the founders of modern racism.”
“Some of that s— she went through was not racism,” Rock said. “It was just some in-law s—. Sometimes it’s just some in-law s—. Because she’s complaining 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.’”
Chris rock put Megan Markle racism claim to bed perfectly pic.twitter.com/Dkn43sRBGz— Penfold Quinn (@penfold_Quinn) March 6, 2023
“Harry and Meghan were so warmly embraced by the celebrity world at the start, they must be gobsmacked by the sort of digs they’re now getting from the likes of ‘South Park’ and Chris Rock,” said Andersen. “But we have to keep in mind that these are cutting-edge folks doling out the harshest criticism and the Sussexes have made themselves ripe for parody.”
” I was surprised that Chris Rock singled out Meghan – not Harry – and kept hammering away at her,” Andersen continued. “Of course I expected him to go off on Will Smith. But Meghan? Not so much. I’m sure a lot of tears are being shed in Montecito – and that Harry, who has always stepped up to defend his wife, is nothing short of furious.”
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