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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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To: GOPGuide

I was standing on a subway platform one day, listening to a group of teenagers of various cultural backgrounds behind me. I turned around to see that the the girl who was the loudest and sounded most ghetto was Chinese or Filipino. Fo shizzle, mah nizzle!


21 posted on 02/11/2009 7:41:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GOPGuide
We have a Black President who is lighter than my white wife.

p.s....At least she told me she was white.

Hmm?

22 posted on 02/11/2009 7:41:59 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: autumnraine

You wrote:

“...and I think he’s more handsome than William. Poor William is practically bald in his 20’s.”

Well, they probably had different fathers don’t forget.


23 posted on 02/11/2009 7:42:48 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: autumnraine

Telling a black Chap he doesn’y talk black is just rude its not political correctness to not say that. I don’t think Harry meant anything by it or the Paki friend comment either though.


24 posted on 02/11/2009 7:43:18 PM PST by omega4179 (1.20.13 end of an error)
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To: Judith Anne

And to be perfectly honest, black men and women have a grainier texture to their voice. It isn’t about ebonics or hip hop slang, it’s about the tone of their voice.

Most of the time you can tell if you are talking to a black or white person on the phone and neither has an accent or speaks English any different than anyone else.

Noting that does not make me a racist and it doesn’t make Prince Harry one either.


25 posted on 02/11/2009 7:43:49 PM PST by autumnraine ($335 Million for STD research, still no cure for cancer. Thanks Obama)
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To: vladimir998

Yes, I see no resemblance of Harry to Charles. I can see Charles in William though.


26 posted on 02/11/2009 7:47:46 PM PST by autumnraine ($335 Million for STD research, still no cure for cancer. Thanks Obama)
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To: omega4179

...or someone who just doesn’t give a damn.


27 posted on 02/11/2009 7:51:24 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: GOPGuide

He’s the only royal I like. Drinks. completely un-PC. fought in Afganistan.


28 posted on 02/11/2009 7:53:48 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Just like the libs said for the last 8 years: "Dissent is Patriotic")
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To: autumnraine

He is a doll. He does his won thing and keeps stepping in it.

Royalty, c’mon...


29 posted on 02/11/2009 7:55:09 PM PST by Shyla
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To: GOPGuide
Knowing what sort of opportunity this would give the politically correct wallahs, I would opine that this is not the action of a real man.

To go tattling about it indicates quite a lot about this "comedian". Sort of like the joker that turned in Phelps with his likeness smoking something or other.

In 1821 a prize fight took place for the championship of all England. The Bristol Butcher, Bill Neate, refused to hit his smaller opponent. Bill Hickman was so bemused after his thirty second rest,following his severe knockdown. He came out trying to adjust his belt. Hazlitt,the essayist, claimed that "this is the high heroic state of man". Refusing to hit a helpless man, was what he meant. Of course, Hazlitt, drew some derision for his statement.

Old England is no more, I am afraid.

30 posted on 02/11/2009 7:57:38 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: GOPGuide

A black person is offended. Stop the presses!


31 posted on 02/11/2009 8:06:58 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: GOPGuide

The PC nazis strike again.

Truth is, I remarked a few weeks ago that it was quite easy to differentiate between black callers from non-black callers on the talk radio shows, even though we can’t see them.


32 posted on 02/11/2009 8:37:09 PM PST by Canedawg (An acute case of ODS)
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To: allmendream

I grew up colorblind, in an upper middle class suburb with oriental and black neighbors, and it is only now that I am becoming what I have to admit is bigoted. Mainly because of what I perceive as black racism toward whites.


33 posted on 02/11/2009 8:37:50 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: GOPGuide
Rules, people, rules Prince Harry
34 posted on 02/11/2009 8:58:56 PM PST by madison10
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To: GOPGuide

I spend several weeks annually in the miserable melting pot that is the UK...rarely do I encounter a colored person: east indian, caribbean black, senegalese, or what have you, that speaks unaccented english. the young prince was truly paying the man a compliment. there are not very many blacks in the country with cambridge english. this is obviously a tempest in a teapot that this comedian is using for publicity. fortunately for harry, he is independently wealthy, never has to worry about being king, and can and will tell the press to f-o.


35 posted on 02/11/2009 9:10:18 PM PST by dunblak
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He should have just called him articulate and clean.


36 posted on 02/11/2009 9:23:06 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: omega4179
it is just the naivete of somebody who has been sheltered too much and too long from normal people

Spoken like a true coward. Political correctness will be the end of us all.

37 posted on 02/11/2009 9:28:42 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: GOPGuide

Well, when “blackness” is thrown in our face all the time what does one expect?

Black History month.
Miss Black America
NAACP
Historical Black Colleges
Congressional Black Caucus
etc, etc, etc....


38 posted on 02/11/2009 10:10:20 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Political correctness is a form of censorship!)
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To: GOPGuide

Gee, Mr. Obama. You don’t sound Muslim!!! Damn, I hope he’s not offended./sarc


39 posted on 02/11/2009 10:14:16 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: GOPGuide

I believe mr. amos misunderstood.

The prince didn’t say “you don’t sound like a black chap.” He actually said, “you don’t sound like your back(side) is chapped.” Meaning of course the “comedian” didn’t sound like a poofter.

Completely understandable mistake.


40 posted on 02/11/2009 10:16:13 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: GOPGuide

You mean white princes can’t say things that blacks can say to any white person? Are there no exeptions?


41 posted on 02/11/2009 10:41:18 PM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: GOPGuide

I thought it was about Harry Reid. Maybe he was going to join the US Special Olympic team with Biden


42 posted on 02/11/2009 11:30:07 PM PST by GeronL (please stand by...)
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To: GOPGuide
Sheriff Buford T. Justice, observing the crisp-speaking, articulate and resonant-voiced black Sheriff Taylor (who has just been shoved into a swamp along with his cruiser by Justice's cruiser and nitwit son-in-law ... "say boy, you sounded a whole lot more, uhhhh TALLER on the radio!" I don't believe there is one racist bone in Prince Harry's body, he's a good lad, God Bless him.
43 posted on 02/12/2009 12:42:23 AM PST by mkjessup (You are either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE dammit!)
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To: vladimir998
"Well, they probably had different fathers don’t forget."

Could be.

44 posted on 02/12/2009 2:44:08 AM PST by Mila
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To: GOPGuide

The PC Police are chasing him down. He’s too masculine and free for them. They want to neuter him.

I like the kid.


45 posted on 02/12/2009 5:09:07 AM PST by RedRedRose
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To: autumnraine

“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.”

Perhaps we should all be more distressed because we DO know the social cues for political correctness.


46 posted on 02/12/2009 5:11:45 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: GOPGuide

Minority groups make stereotypical comments all the time, and they’re given a pass.


47 posted on 02/12/2009 6:06:35 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: autumnraine
"...I think he’s more handsome than William. Poor William is practically bald in his 20’s."

You ignorant, insensitive HAIRIST!

I demand that you be sentenced to 40 hours of Follicular Diversity Training! Following that, you will make a nationally-televised formal apology to all Persons of Exposed Pate.

Let's see those tax returns while we're at it too. [/s]

48 posted on 02/12/2009 6:41:33 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: omega4179
it is just the naivete of somebody who has been sheltered too much and too long from normal people.

We need more like him.

The way to defeat political correctness is to have the courage to laugh derisively at it.

49 posted on 02/12/2009 6:55:40 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: omega4179
“Telling a black Chap he doesn’y talk black is just rude its not political correctness to not say that.”

Slightly insensitive I agree, but in America blacks do their best to sound different than whites and I have seen black comedians make fun of the way whites talk. I have yet to see anyone get offended by that. I fail to see what the big deal is. Some blacks talk like whites and some don't. Pointing it out or commenting on it shouldn't brand someone as a racist. It's just stating the obvious.

50 posted on 02/12/2009 7:29:01 AM PST by monday
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