Chris Rock lashes out at Meghan Markle's 'complaining' after winning the 'light-skinned lottery'
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Chris Rock has dropped his no-holds-barred Netflix special, and while everyone was waiting for him to drop bombs about that Oscars slap, he instead took aim at Meghan Markle's racism row with the Royal Family.
Rock, 58, lashed out at the Duchess of Sussex, accusing her of 'complaining' after winning 'the light-skinned lottery'.
During his two-and-a-half-hour Netflix special, the former Academy Awards presenter slammed Markle for branding typical 'in-law s**t' as racism.
"Seems like a nice lady, just complaining," Rock said about the former Suits actor.
"Like, didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery?"
He then continued by mocking the Duchess of Sussex.
He said. "’They're so racist, they're so racist.' Some of that s*** she went through was not racism. It was just some in-law s**t."
He then revealed his reaction to Markle's claims.
Rock said: "I'm like ‘What the f**k is she talking about?’
He then continued to mock Markle in her bombshell interview with Oprah, in which Harry and Meghan first made their staggering racism claims in 2021.
"'Oprah, they're so racist they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be’,” Rock quipped. “I'm like, ‘That's not racist, because even Black people want to know how brown the baby going to be’.”
Rock did admit he understood what Markle was going through, though.
"I know her dilemma: Black girl trying to be accepted by her white in-laws. Oh it's hard," the 58-year-old comic said.
"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."
Rock was, of course, referring to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tell-all in 2021 when they sat down with Oprah to speak about their time as working royals.
When discussing why her son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was not given a HRH title, Oprah asked if Markle believed her son’s race had any part to play in the decision.
"I can give you an honest answer,” Markle replied. “In those months when I was pregnant, all around the same time we have in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he won't be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born."
Oprah was visibly astonished, and when asked who was ‘having that conversation’, the Archetypes podcast host then dumped the responsibility on Prince Harry, as she claimed he was the one who heard the alleged comments.
Topics: Celebrity, Meghan Markle, Racism, Chris Rock, Netflix, Royal Family