Chris Rock mocks Meghan Markle over Royal Family racism claims

  • 06/03/2023

Chris Rock has ridiculed Meghan Markle in his latest comedy special, which he also used to take aim at Will Smith over the infamous Oscars slap.

The Duchess of Sussex sensationally accused the Royal Family of racism in an interview with Oprah Winfrey after she and husband Prince Harry chose to step down from official duties - but Rock joked what she was exposed to wasn't racism, but rather standard "in-law shit". 

In his Netflix special Selective Outrage, Rock took aim at people he claimed intentionally portray themselves as victims, including Meghan.

"That shit she went through was not racism. It was just some in-law shit," Rock said.

"'Oprah, they're so racist they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be'. I'm like, that's not racist, because even black people want to know how brown the baby's going to be!"

Rock also joked that Meghan "hit the light-skinned lottery" and compared the complexion of his own skin on a scale from basketball stars Stephen Curry to Draymond Green.

He also referenced the Kardashians in the segment while talking about mixed race marriages. 

"I know what she's going through. I know what Meghan Markle's going through. I know her dilemma: '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 shit is really hard," said Rock.

"Meghan Markle, I know the dilemma. I'm like, if you black and you wanted to be accepted by your white in-laws then you need to marry a Kardashian because they accept everybody."

Rock also poked fun at Meghan not doing more research prior to marrying Prince Harry in 2018.

"Acting all dumb like she don't know nothing. Going on Oprah, 'I didn't know. I had no idea how racist they were'," he said..

"It's the Royal Family. You didn't Google these motherf**kers? What the f**k is she talking about? She didn't know! It's the Royal Family - they're the original racists! They invented colonialism! They are the OGs of racism.

"That's like marrying into the Budweiser family and going, 'They drink a lot!' What the f**k is she talking about? These motherf**kers invested in slavery like it was Shark Tank!"

Selective Outrage is streaming now on Netflix.