Skip to comments.Prince Harry in new race row after telling comedian Stephen K Amos 'you don't sound black'
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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Whatchu talkin’ about, Harry?
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.
What the Prince really said is “You don’t sound like a claptrap ol’ chap”
If he had been here, he might have become VP for such remarks....
it is just the naivete of somebody who has been sheltered too much and too long from normal people.
Nobody's laughing at what Harry said.
Speak for yourself.
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.
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?”
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!
Kingfish(o’Bama) is getting hisself exposeinated..
And what does Harry’s brother Andy think of Amos?
Joe Biden makes unfunny stupid comments about race and he’s gone pretty far.
“gee you don’t sound like other african american blokes”? ;)
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...
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.
A worthy successor to his famously blunt and politically incorrect grandfather.
That was when my buddie said “I was bussed to a school that was 98% black in jr. high and through high school”.
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