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, claimed they were racist towards her and even shared a story about how a senior member of the family wondered how dark her baby would be. his his.
But on his live stand-up show, Selective Outrage, Rock denounced the Duchess of Sussex for her claims of racism, saying she was dealing instead only with internal family drama and noting that she had won the “light lottery.”
He also claimed that “even black people want to know how brown” her child would be.
It was the second time in just a month that Markle has been publicly mocked on television for claiming she was a victim after a recent South Park episode depicted the Duchess complaining as she traveled the world complaining about her lack of privacy.
During his live stand-up show on Saturday night, comedian Chris Rock lashed out at Meghan Markle for claiming the royal family is racist
In particular, he took aim at comments Markle, 41, made in a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey last year
During his two-and-a-half hour stand-up special, Rock ranted about people trying to portray themselves as victims when he mentioned Markle.
“Like who is this girl Meghan Markle? Seems like a nice lady, she just complains,’ he began. “Like she didn’t enter the fair-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 wasn’t racism. It was just some in-laws.
“Sometimes it’s just in-laws because she complains, I’m like ‘What the hell is she talking about?’
“Oprah, they’re so racist they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be,” he mocked Markle again. “I’m like, “That’s not racist because even black people want to know how brown the baby is going to be”
“S*** we’re checking behind the ears – that’s a scientific test because you need to know what kind of black kid you’re going to have,” he joked as he compared black skin on a scale from basketball stars Stephan Curry to Draymond Green.
Still, he insisted, “I know what she’s going through, I know what Meghan Markle is going through.
“I know her dilemma: a 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’s not 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’re black and you wanted to be accepted by your white in-laws, you should marry a Kardashian because you accept everyone.”
It remains unclear whether the Sussexes will respond to Rock’s comments after Markle was said to be “upset and overwhelmed” by her portrayal in a recent South Park episode
The episode, titled “The Worldwide Privacy Tour,” mocks the royal couple’s demands for privacy as they publicize the prince’s autobiography “Waaaah” — a dig into Harry’s recent memoir Spare
It remains unclear whether the Sussexes will respond to Rock’s jokes, having previously denied suing the South Park creators for their portrayal in a recent episode.
The controversial South Park episode, titled “The Worldwide Privacy Tour,” mocks the royal couple’s demands for privacy as they publicize the prince’s autobiography “Waaaah” — a dig into Harry’s recent memoir Spare.
It’s full of swipes at the Sussexes, with main character Stan Marsh branding their cartoon equivalents as the “stupid prince and his stupid wife,” while Kyle Broflovski laments the private jet parked in front of their house.
After the show aired, reports suggested that Meghan was “upset and overwhelmed” by the pair’s less-than-flattering portrayal — and one royal commentator even claimed Sussex’s lawyers were “keeping an eye” on the animated series.
However, a spokesperson for Harry and his wife has since dismissed speculation that they plan to sue over the satirical episode, labeling the rumors “dull and baseless” in a statement to Newsweek.
The blunt statement did not address claims that the couple’s lawyers will monitor the show to see if South Park creators launch any new attacks against the couple in the future.
Similarly, no comment was made on claims that Meghan was left “upset and overwhelmed” by the episode’s depiction of the couple.