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Prince Harry in new race row after telling comedian Stephen K Amos 'you don't sound black'
Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 Feb 2009 | Lucy Cockcroft

Posted on 02/11/2009 7:16:03 PM PST by GOPGuide

Prince Harry has become embroiled in a new race row after allegedly telling a comedian, Stephen K Amos, that he did not "sound like a black chap". Mr Amos has claimed that the Prince made the remark when they met after the stand-up show We Are Not Amused for the Prince of Wales' 60th birthday celebrations in November 2008. Mr Amos, from south-west London, made the disclosure on Five's The Wright Stuff on Tuesday.

He told presenter Matthew Wright that Prince Harry, 24, congratulated him on his performance before saying: "You don't sound like a black chap." As Mr Wright looked on in disbelief, Mr Amos added: "I wanted to say, 'How is I supposed to sound?'" Asked if the remark had been made in jest, he replied: "I hope it was."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ebonics; evil; princeharry; racism
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1 posted on 02/11/2009 7:16:03 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

Whatchu talkin’ about, Harry?


2 posted on 02/11/2009 7:17:25 PM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: GOPGuide

I don’t know why, but this young prince just tickles me. He speaks his mind, he’s a hero soldier who wanted to help and not endanger the lives of his fellow soldiers, and I think he’s more handsome than William. Poor William is practically bald in his 20’s.


3 posted on 02/11/2009 7:18:44 PM PST by autumnraine ($335 Million for STD research, still no cure for cancer. Thanks Obama)
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To: GOPGuide

What the Prince really said is “You don’t sound like a claptrap ol’ chap”


4 posted on 02/11/2009 7:19:36 PM PST by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: GOPGuide

If he had been here, he might have become VP for such remarks....


5 posted on 02/11/2009 7:20:11 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: autumnraine

it is just the naivete of somebody who has been sheltered too much and too long from normal people.


6 posted on 02/11/2009 7:20:29 PM PST by omega4179 (1.20.13 end of an error)
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To: keepitreal
If you are going to make a wise crack about race it had better be funny.

Nobody's laughing at what Harry said.

7 posted on 02/11/2009 7:22:23 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Speak for yourself.


8 posted on 02/11/2009 7:23:47 PM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: omega4179

That’s what I think too. I don’t see him as a bad person, he just genuinely doesn’t know the social cues for political correctness.


9 posted on 02/11/2009 7:24:42 PM PST by autumnraine ($335 Million for STD research, still no cure for cancer. Thanks Obama)
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To: kenavi

I don’t see the problem here because Amos didn’t sound fazed by it.
It’s not like the Prince said ‘Whazzup, nig**! Damn B*cthes don’ give me props. Gonna pop me for 4-0 before the 5-0 come round’ my crib, y’hear?”


10 posted on 02/11/2009 7:24:48 PM PST by max americana
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To: omega4179

Beg to differ. Serving in the Queen’s military is NOT being “sheltered”! Not “normal people”? well, perhaps but I prefer those folks myself. Thanks!


11 posted on 02/11/2009 7:25:06 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: GOPGuide

Kingfish(o’Bama) is getting hisself exposeinated..


12 posted on 02/11/2009 7:25:27 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: GOPGuide

And what does Harry’s brother Andy think of Amos?


13 posted on 02/11/2009 7:26:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hee hee.


14 posted on 02/11/2009 7:28:19 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: billorites

Joe Biden makes unfunny stupid comments about race and he’s gone pretty far.


15 posted on 02/11/2009 7:28:32 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: GOPGuide

“gee you don’t sound like other african american blokes”? ;)


16 posted on 02/11/2009 7:30:04 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: GOPGuide

C’mon UK, Harry is just a kid...
Harry Reid said something allegedly “racist” recently and he is what 90 yrs old?!! And a US senator at that...


17 posted on 02/11/2009 7:30:39 PM PST by citizencon
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To: autumnraine

Well, if race is really of no consequence, then the remark should not cause any eyebrows to raise. Noting racial characteristics without attaching any positive or negative value to them ought to be perfectly fine.

A black person could easily say to a white person, “You don’t sound white on the telephone” and the white should not have any offense, right? And the converse should be true.


18 posted on 02/11/2009 7:30:44 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: GOPGuide

A worthy successor to his famously blunt and politically incorrect grandfather.


19 posted on 02/11/2009 7:33:02 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Judith Anne
I threw a dinner party once for Christmas that had my NY Long Island friend tell my (white) friends from Baltimore that they “sounded Black”.

That was when my buddie said “I was bussed to a school that was 98% black in jr. high and through high school”.

20 posted on 02/11/2009 7:36:37 PM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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