Chris Rock didn’t just come after Will Smith during his Netflix live comedy special on Saturday night. He also had the royals in his line of fire!!
During the comedian’s Selective Outrage performance, he took several shots at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — particularly roasting the 41-year-old for playing the “victim” amid allegations the royal family was acting racist ahead of the birth of the couple’s first child, Archie. As you’ll recall, back in 2021, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for a tell-all with Oprah Winfrey in which they claimed an anonymous member of the royal family wondered how dark the newborn’s skin would be. Obviously, the whole thing really upset them — but Chris has some thoughts!
Clapping back at this, the stand-up star claimed the Suits alum was really dealing with “in-law s**t,” teasing:
“Some of that s**t she went through was not racism. Sometimes it’s just some in-law s**t. Because she’s complaining, I’m like, ‘What the f**k is she talking about? ‘They’re so racist, they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be…’ I’m like, ‘That’s not racist,’ cause’ even Black people want to know how brown the baby gon’ be. S**t. We check behind them ears.”
He then called out the actress for being surprised after experiencing any kind of alleged racism by her hubby’s relatives considering their past, saying:
“[She was] acting all dumb like she didn’t know nothing. Going on Oprah, ‘I didn’t know, I had no idea how racist they were.’ It’s the royal family! You didn’t Google those motherf**kers? What the f**k is she talking about, she didn’t know? The f**k? It’s the royal family, they’re the original racists. They invented colonialism. They’re the OGs of racism. They’re the Sugarhill Gang of racism. Like, ‘a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hop-a don’t stop — the racism.'”
“These motherf**kers invested in slavery like it was Shark Tank.”
Elsewhere in the segment, he noted how “everyone is trying to be the victim, including people who know goddamn well they’re not victims.” As for Meghan? He said she “seems like a nice lady, just complaining,” adding:
“Like, didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery. And she’s still going off complaining?”
Yet after all that, he did understand the mother of two’s “dilemma,” quipping:
“Black girl trying to be accepted by her white in-laws. Oh, it’s hard. It’s so hard, it’s very hard — but it ain’t as hard as a white girl trying to be accepted by her Black in-laws. Now, that s**t is really hard.”
“If you Black, and you wanna be accepted by your white in-laws, then you need to marry a Kardashian. Because they accept everybody. Kris Jenner is like the Statue of Liberty.”
Hah!! Ch-ch-check out his segment on the royals (below)!
Chris Rock unloads on Meghan Markle and the Royal Family at his live Netflix show:
— Jamie Johnson (@JamieoJohnson) March 5, 2023
LOLz! Pretty brutal, right? While Meghan and Harry have yet to react to the comments, we have a feeling they were NOT laughing along! But we can’t say the same thing for everyone in their inner circle…
On Saturday night, an eyewitness spotted Meg’s bestie Janina Gavankar at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater, where the show was filmed — and she was LOVING IT! According to sources who spoke to Page Six, the Vampire Diaries alum, who has often been outspoken in support of the Sussexes, joined her friend Dave Chappelle backstage to watch in the VIP Green Room. She was enjoying all the jokes, even those made about her friend! The insider revealed:
“Janina looked to be enjoying the show very much, she was standing up by the TV screens and laughing.”
We hope that doesn’t come back to bite her in the ass! We can’t imagine Meghan will be too pleased to know her BFF was laughing at all those jabs! Eesh! Thoughts? Do you think it’s rude that Janina was laughing along? Sound OFF (below)!