Monday, January 12, 2009

Harry is Not a Bigot

I saw a news report on Fox this weekend about Prince Harry and his so called "racial slurs."

First of all, when I heard what he'd said I just rolled my eyes. Those are the most lame racial slurs I've ever heard. "Paki" and "towel head" ???

I've never even heard the term Paki, but if it is truly as offensive as calling someone a "Jap" over here then he probably shouldn't have said it. Except that he was joking around with his friends. I doubt any of them were highly offended.

Second of all - it happened THREE f'ing years ago. And this is news why? Slow news day with all the bombing and killing going on in the world? This is what they want to focus on?

I feel bad for this kid. He can't go to the john without someone knowing about it. It's not like he asked to be the prince. He's young and he's in the military - I know what young military mouths can sound like and it ain't pretty.

People just need to lay off.


SpeakDog said...

Sheesh... find something real to get all worked up about... Paki? Towelhead? That actually seems pretty tame for army talk.

pamibe said...

I feel sorry for Harry; can't joke around without the world knowing about it and demanding his head on a platter.

Making fun of the Queen was all in fun as well; he never said anything horrible or nasty; it was what anyone would say about their Nana.

The entire thing is ludicrous.

Da Old Man said...

I do feel badly for the situation he is in where every step is so analyzed.
On the flip side, he has opportunities few others would ever get.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

It's that politically correct thing again. This has been blown way out of proportion. Isn't it always? Yes, it is.

Have a terrific day. :)