YouTube star slammed for using dated racial slur in comedy routine about Meghan
A US YouTube star has been slammed for using a racial slur when speaking about Meghan Markle.
Steven Crowder was discussing Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview with guests during his 'Louder With Crowder' podcast on March 9.
During their sit-down interview with Oprah, Meghan said an unnamed royal asked how dark their son Archie’s skin would be when born.
Crowder, a political commentator and comedian, downplayed Meghan’s racism claims while mocking the royal family as "inbred".
Aussie website news.com.au reported the comedian said: "I guarantee you, that if I were married to a black woman, my dad or mum, it could be a casual conversation like, 'Hey, how white or black do you think the kids are going to be? What’s the over-under on them looking more black?' They would have that conversation."
He showed a photo of Archie, saying he didn’t "know why they were so upset or worried, according to her, when the baby came out looking like this".
The mocking routine continued with comments about slavery existing in the British Empire longer than it was outlawed in the US.
Crowder added: "People say, 'Oh, in England' – no no no, the British Empire. Sure you can talk about it being outlawed specifically with royalty in England, but the English Empire, it was still sustained by slavery, so why are you surprised?"
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In his shocking remarks, he used a World War II-era slur for black people while imitating a stereotypical British accent
Speaking about Meghan he then used the term "spooks" which sparked an angry reaction on social networking site Twitter.
In Crowder's 'comedy' routine, he said: "I can’t believe she’s allowed here in the royal family tainting the gene pool. For us, it’s only brothers and sisters and flipper hands and grandkids.
"That’s right. We had to wheel them out of bed and make sure that we fit the tea mug in their flipper hand, right? With four fingers. That’s the way royalty should look, not like these whippersnapper spooks."
As well as being a slang term for a spy, the word "spook" is a racial slur for a black person which originated in the 1940s
One Twitter user responded to Crowder saying: "Later in this same broadcast he refers to black people as 'spooks' for a bit, can’t imagine why he wouldn’t include that part."
The Daily Star has approached Steven Crowder for comment.
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