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Prince Harry Apologizes For 'Racist' Remark

Prince Harry Apologizes For 'Racist' Remark

Prince Harry apologized on Saturday after UK’s News of the World published video footage showing him calling one soldier a “Paki” (derogatory slang for an immigrant or descendant of an immigrant from Pakistan).

A spokesman for Britain’s royal family said, “Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term (Paki) can be, and is extremely sorry for any offense his words might cause. However, on this occasion three years ago, Prince Harry used the term without any malice and as a nickname about a highly popular member of his platoon. There is no question that Prince Harry was in any way seeking to insult his friend.”

Harry is also heard saying, “F— me, you look like a raghead.”

A spokesperson said in response, “Prince Harry used the term ‘raghead’ to mean Taliban or Iraqi insurgent.”

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  • palvasha

    SHAME ON U. U OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH WELCOMED ALL PAKISTANIES AND INDIANS. ITS NOT LIKE THEY CAME HERE BYFORCE, U OPENED UR GATES TO THEM. ALSO U NEEDED THEM SO NOW SHOW RESPECT.

    I DNT MIND UNEDUCATED PEOPLE WHO R RACIST COS I BLAME THEIR LACK OF EDUCATION, BUT UR FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY FOR FK SAKE. U SHOULD KNOW BETER. AND AN APOLOGY IS NOT ENOUGH

  • kyle

    big deal, paki!

  • palvasha

    IT SHOULD ALOS BE REMEBERED THAT IT WAS THE BRITISH ARMY THAT FIRST INVADED INDIA AND USED INDIA LIKE MANY OTHER COUNTRIES TO IMPROVE THEIR OUN COUNTRY AND THEN BRITAIN ASKED PEOPEL FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO COME HERE SO THEY CAN DO THE JONBS THAT SOME BRITISH WERE ‘TOO GOOD FOR’ TO DO, LIKE RUNNIGN FACTORIES.

    SO NOW ALL THE SUDEN ITS LIKE, WHY U HERE BLA BLA

    WEL FUK U ALL WHO HAVE PROBLEM WITH IMEGRANTS AND GENERAL ASIAN PEOPLE HERE. U FUKED OUR COUNTRIES SO NOW DEAL WITH IT

  • kyle

    wow, jared. we can’t type p_a_k_i,but youself can? what a f.. c…!

  • jasmin

    the spokesperson could have come up with some better BS. harry meant it. he’s racist. what a letdown.

  • kyle

    palvasha, white people don’t u u guys. suck it or else go back where u from. no 1 forces u to stay.

  • Stella ava

    he’s a prince! like we already didn’t know he’s racist. he’s the most privileged kid on the planet and is behind closed golden gates all the time…of course he doesn’t know any better.

  • savannah

    I don’t really see the big deal either, but okay he said sorry – - either you accept it or you don’t. Move on.

  • ester

    no 1 is crazy. lol
    that word is not really that bad. it’s really no big deal.

  • Rayt

    He didn’t mean it as racist, it was a private moment that was leaked and he didn’t say it publicly. People are just too easily offended.

  • palvasha

    I CANT BELIEVE U PEOPLE. FUK, FIRST OF ALL PAKISTANIS HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAY HERE AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE, THEY PAY TAX, RUN MOST HOSPITALS, AND SHOPS AND DO ALL THE WORK THAT MOST WHITE PEOPEL WONT DO. IM NOT PAKISTANI BUT I AM AN ASIAN AND I LIVE HERE AND I WILL STAY AND I WONT ACCEPT RACISM. ITS MY HUMAN RIGHT.

    I HAVE ALOT OF RESPECT FOR WHITE AND BLACK PEOPLE HERE, I GO ON DEMONSTRATIONS TO STOP RACIST ATTACKS ON BRITAIN BUT NOW IM THINKING MAYBE I SHULD NOT STICK UP FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE SO MUCH HATE.

    AND KYLA (MS BITCH) I AM FORCED TO STAY HERE COS THE BRISIH AND AMERICAN ARMY IS IN MY COUNTRY FUKN IT UP. TEL UR ARMY TO LEAVE MY COUNTRY SO THAT I GO AND IF U DNT THEN DNT FUKN TEL ME WT TO DO OR WHERE TO GO.

    I PAY TAX AND WORK HERE SO U CAN TEL ME THAT I HAVE SOME SORT OF PRIVILAGE TO BE HERE. IM NOT HERE ON HOLIDAY, THIS IS MY HOME NOW. SO U DEAL WITH IT

  • palvasha

    just cos ur racist in private dnt make it any right.

  • cheryl j

    it is still a racist comment …………….iraqis are human beings with feelings too

  • Stella ava

    #12, don’t feel like you have to defend yourself. other people who say it isn’t a ‘big deal’ are just being extremely ignorant bigots. I feel sorry for you people who are totally oblivious to differences.

    And for you idiots out there who can’t figure out a comparison…using Paki for Pakistan is like using Japs for Japanese back during Pear Harbor days. We are in a new global age, and of all people– Prince Harry who’s on a royal pedestal SHOULD know better. Even his mother, Diana, who was a humanitarian- wouldn’t approve of such ignorance.

  • Stella ava

    oh dear god JJ….p_a_k_i and j_a_p there!!!

  • Lulu

    Racism = turn off

  • Nina

    they had a film out called Towelhead..
    so in fims it’s ok? this is not racist.

    making a mountain out of a molehil.

  • LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    No.1 is going a little nuts about the whole sitch… I mean of course people in the U.S. don’t fully understand the strength of the word (compare it to the deadly ‘N’ word if you may). Saying the ..P.. word is just the same.

    Still it was a ‘private’ joke a very long time ago, he’s human, he made a mistake. He did loads of crazy stuff back then. Who are we to judge, the world is a crappy place and we all are walking on egg shells to make people feel better constantly.

  • cheryl j

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH WHITE FOLKS ………..THEY INVENT ALL THE DEREGATOTY NAMES AND REMARKS AND THEN EXPECT EVERYONE ELSE TO EXCUSE THEM FOR BEING SO RACIST

  • cheryl j

    LET’S TAKE A POLL…………….WHO ARE THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD……………WHITE FOLKS

  • LIVEANDLETLIVE

    THE UK IS STILL THE MOST RACIST SOCIETY IN THE WORLD ………..SECOND IS USA

  • Leila

    I have no idea what a bunch of bad stuff that kid must have gone through to end up being so close minded even if he had the chance to travel and learn about other cultures. Yes he’s a racist but why?, what kind of things did he hear that led him to believe dressing up as Hitler for Halloween was awesome?.

    Even I, who was almost deported from a UK airport by an Indian woman who insisted I wasn’t there as a student but to get married, have to say that Palvasha is right, some countries drain and destroy but expect to have no consequences out of it. The whole of GB and Prince Harry should actually be thankful most of those immigrants just want to work and not revenge.

  • http://free-brushes.com/ Free Brushes

    The redhead gets owned :lol:

  • tasty

    thank you those for speaking up about racism. For the others, ignorance is a bliss.

  • bella

    It was a stupid and racist remark. It is not the first dumbest thing he has done or said. The Halloween costume was stupider than this. . .if we were to compare his stupidity. If it was meant to be said in private DON’T RECORD IT. . .why do people do this??? Famous or not if you don’t want it out there don’t film it.

  • Coolcat

    The royal family has a history of racism. I am not just talking about his “Nazi” outift in 2005, but the royal family were long time supporters of Hilter and the Klan.

  • LIVEANDLETLIVE

    THE UK IS ONE OF THE LAST MONARCHIES IN EUROPE………..BECAUSE THE PEOPLE RISED UP AND DEFEATED THE ROYALIST AND ELITIST WHO WANTEDTHE MASSES TO BE PEASENTS FOREVER…………….. THIS SHOULD BE THE LAST DAYS OF THE BRITISH ROYALS

  • palvasha

    thanks for those who agree with me that this is a serious matter. but no matter what some stupid white people say i wont say i hate all white people and as a muslim i have been told to respect all colors that god has given to all the human kinds. IF YOU PEAL THE SKIN OF ANY COLORED PERSON, AND CUT THEM, YOU WILL SEE SAME HEART, SAME BLOOD, SAME FEELING AND SAME SOUL. SO NO MATTER WHAT I CANT HATE ANYONE COS IM A MUSLIM. LOV U ALL

  • voe

    Big deal indeed. I’m sure Pakistani in Pakistan call other races, even their own people from different regions, all sorts of names too. It’s the same every where. Even siblings call each other names. It is only in countries where lawyers are keen to turn every little joke into racist remark to sue for money that this becomes a big deal. I haven’t heard outcries from you folks about other races calling white people all sort of degrading names, and there hasn’t been a case in your countries’ court regarding racist comment yet. Don’t jump on me for being racist, I’m Asian and what makes this cry of insult ridiculously ironical is that you people are crying here on a gossip blog where there isn’t a minute goes by without someone posting an insult to the celebrity featured. One can go on here wishing death, cancer on people and children or spread scurvy lies about people but Harry or any of the celebrity here can’t make a joke in private?. Harry owes no one an apology. Some where in England, a non-white person probably call him an insulting name every day. If you heard, would you insist on an apology to Harry?

  • voe

    palvasha,

    You should apologize for calling the white people “stupid”. If you are so smart, stop the bloody fighting in your country and build it into a prosperous one. And you say you don’t hate? Hypocrite!

    I don’t agree with you. Let see what you’ll call me.

  • voe

    pavalsha,

    Calling white people stupid isn’t hate? You hate them all right!

  • Kate

    The whole family are racist pigs.

  • Jill

    This is the nitwit who wore a Nazi uniform to a Halloween party and thought it was a riot, didn’t he? So why is anybody surprised at this?

  • alyssa

    The USA has come along way – electing Barack Obama as the next President. The UK on the other hand has a LONG way to go. Its an extremely racist place and this just goes to show you how racism is not dead at all. The term in question here is just as derogatory as the ‘n’ word. It has the same effect on the people that its directed towards. For those of you who do not think its a big deal, then you are very mistaken. Its hurtful and its just plain ignorant. You would think you could expect more from someone in the royal family and someone whose mother was so compassionate but unfortunately Harry just keeps on showing his lack of intelligence, tolerance and how completely indifferent he is to the world around him.

  • palvasha

    STUPID CAN BE ANYONE, WHITE BLACK OR BROWN, I DIDNT SAY THAT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE STUPID. THERE ARE SYUPID PEOPLE EVRYWHERE WHO HATE AND KILL FOR SILLY REASIONS. I HAVE MANY DEAR WHITE FRNDS WHO GIVE ME A REASON TO STAY IN BRITAIN. IT JUST HURTS ME WHEN I SEE RACISM AND I GET MAD.

    I AM TRYING TO STOP THE FIIGHTING IN MY COUNTRY BUT IT DONT TAKE ONE GIRL TO DO THAT. I CANT EVEN STOP GENERAL PEOPLE HERE TO STOP RACISM AND FIGHTING AGAINS US LET ALONE THE USA AND BRITISH ARMY WHO R KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN MY COUNTRY.

    ANYWAY I WONT CALL U ANYTHING COS THAT WONT DO ANYTHING AND CREATE EVEN MORE HATE. SO IL JUST SAY PEACE. I HOPE EVRYONE APPRECIATE EACHOTHER AND ALL THE DIFFERENT QUALITIES WE HAVE. I HOPE PEOPLE STOP RACISM

  • wow

    You people are such hypocrits!! Your bashing him for using racist terms while at the same time making judgement on him based on his family and upbringing. As well as judging people on this forum based on race!! ie stupid white people. Total double standard.

    You have to feel for the guy. I’m sure everyone here has made a racial joke at some point in their lives when they were among friends. Not meant to be serious but just as a joke. This guy is no different.

    Remember the circumstances it was said under. It was said in private with a group of his friends who were probably all saying the same sorts of things. He may be a member of the royal family but that doesn’t mean he’s still not an average person. Cut away his skin and blah blah blah and you’ll still find the same heart as everyone else, pavlasha. He didn’t act any differently than anyone else would in the same situation.

  • http://www.justjared.com maria

    not a big deal???then do u think thai its ok that most of europe uses the word stupid nation when refering to the USA?yes it is a big deal because he is supposed to be a role member.royal family my a@@

  • marley

    To Voe….the reason why its a big deal is because of the deep rooted history of racism. Yes, people say bad things about white people but the difference is white people haven’t had centuries of racism against them – black people and others have. I’m not saying that it makes it right to be racist against white people but there is a huge difference between the kinds of racism.
    The problem is that someone like Harry who has had as much education as he has shouldn’t be throwing around a term like that at all. Not only does it show how ignorant he is, it also shows how his apology for the Nazi costume was not sincere because here he is yet again, being racist. His handlers and ‘royal spokesmen’ are the ones who are making the apologies – not Harry himself. He should be ashamed of himself.

  • fjdkaljdkl

    For the most part the US is a stupid nation. Not everyone, but in general most people are very ignorant of the world outside the US. And its not just Europe that says it, everywhere says it.

  • Zana

    I don’t know everything that Prince Harry has done or said, but what he said here was incredibly stupid. I don’t know whether he is really a racist or not, but racism is horrible and awful and I wish it didn’t exist.

    And I can’t believe some people that say that this is not a big deal. Well, maybe not to you because you’re not offended by it, but what about everyone from countries like Pakistan or India? It’s a big deal to them, and I understand that. I’m not from anywhere near these places, but I find it offensive too! Not to me personally, but just to people in general.

    If Harry was really just making a private joke to someone that didn’t mind, then no, this wasn’t a very big deal. But the word “paki” is still insulting, and then for people to say THAT is no big deal – well, that’s different.

    People can be so stupid that I sometimes don’t know whether to laugh at their ignorance, or cry at their cruelty.

    But so many people that are offended do the exact same thing. I mean, a lot of you got upset with Prince Harry for what he said, then starting bad-mouthing ALL white people. THAT was offensive to me.
    What he said was really stupid and maybe he is a racist, but that doesn’t make ME, or my family or anybody I know racists as well.

    I realise this was offensive to you and I understand that, but please don’t accuse all white people of being racists because of what HE said.
    There are racists everywhere, from every corner of the world. White people, black people, Latin Americans, Asians etc. There are racists everywhere, no matter which country of what religion or “colour”.
    So don’t blame everyone because of what one person said, because then you’re just as bad as that person.

  • ohwow

    #37 he’s not just “any person”, him and his family have been living for generations off what those colonies gave them AND the taxes of their own people, he could at least show some respect to those who are making his lifestyle a privileged one.
    If they don’t like it they can always start working/living like everyone else, it’s not like anyone still believes they descend directly from god.

  • voe

    Racism is rooted in economic parity. If a rich white jokes about a poor white, it’s ok. A rich black can sell poor black into slavery, made a black child kill his mother then a soldier on a war against other black people, it’s ok. A yellow rich can kick a poor yellow then laugh, it’s ok. But God forbid, a different color person can’t do the same. Is it bad? Yes and no. Yes from the angle of human’s decency, but no because it is hypocritical to target one group, even if this group hasn’t experienced much racism.

    Education has nothing to do with decency because values are family based first, region second, ethnic or country fourth depending on how big a country is and the make-up of ethnic groups in its population. One simply can not expect the neighbor to share exact value, and can’t demand others to always yield to his/her own value.

  • Len LT

    Jill @ 01/11/2009 at 2:42 pm This is the nitwit who wore a Nazi uniform to a Halloween party and thought it was a riot, didn’t he? So why is anybody surprised at this?
    —–
    Exactly, Jill. I hope the rumor is true that he’s not Charles’s real biological son. What a piece of shit.

  • voe

    By the way, when I said “it’s ok” I meant that to the race addressed in the sentence.

  • You/Me

    How stupid, why are people making a big deal out of this?? If you have any association with the military then you will know that using the term raghead is extremely common, it’s just like saying hodgi. And if the guy’s nickname is “Paki” then obviously he doesn’t mind people calling him that. I think people just want to find any reason to b*tch about Prince Harry.

  • Jules

    If he was walking down the street calling people this then it would be a big deal. Look at the sitauation he was in. He was in a war/battle sitautation. That is a lot different than your normal day to day business. Look at firmen, policemen, docotors the “black humor” they use. This is the same situation. Military “black humor”. It happens folks get over it. Those who stand up and shout racism all the time are the biggest racist around…

  • lakers fan in boston

    i dont even consider p a k i that bad of a swear
    rag head sounds way worse in my opinion

  • ilovemykittyb

    Big Deal!!! paki is Rag head……

  • eden

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/10/prince.harry.videos/index.html

    what i wanna know is why he was on video? what an idiot…he’s a PRINCE…i repeat…a PRINCE! if we continue saying it’s not a big deal, then we’re saying it’s OK to be continue being ignorant. when you’re a British prince, you have no excuse whatsoever. NO EXCUSE. PERIOD.

  • ffg

    This stupid red face cheese b*tch
    Stupid title and no f*cking neurones, marijuana must burn them
    He should think twice before say anything

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