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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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# 1

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

# 2

big deal, ****!

# 3

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

# 4

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

# 5

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

# 6

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

# 7
Stella ava @ 01/11/2009 at 1:22 pm

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.

# 8

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

# 9

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

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.

I CANT BELIEVE U PEOPLE. ***, 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 *****) 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

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

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

Stella ava @ 01/11/2009 at 1:42 pm

#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 **** for Pakistan is like using **** 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 @ 01/11/2009 at 1:43 pm

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

Racism = turn off

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 @ 01/11/2009 at 1:48 pm

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.

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

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

LIVEANDLETLIVE @ 01/11/2009 at 1:53 pm

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

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.

The redhead gets owned :lol:

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

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.

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