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Racist prince harry uses the p-word

Prince harry shows what a racist he is:
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news...-on-video.html

“Ah, our little Paki friend...Ahmed”

If he doesn't get kicked out of the army for that I will become a republican.

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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

That was not the first time he attracted unwanted publicity

Wikipedia reference-linkPrince_Henry_of_Wales

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Harry was photographed in 2005 at a "Colonial and Native" themed costume party wearing a Nazi Afrika Korps uniform. This caused offence to many within Britain's Jewish community and was held partly responsible for an increase in anti-Semetic abuse in the following months. Harry later issued a public statement apologising for his actions.


Controversy erupted once again in January 2009 when a British newspaper revealed videos showing Prince Harry employing racist language, calling one British Asian solider a "Paki" and later calling a soldier wearing a cloth on his head a "raghead" (a racial slur for an Arab). Conservative leader David Cameron called the incident "completely unacceptable" and the family of the British Asian soldier concerned said that they "expected better" from a member of the Royal family. The Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim youth organisation in the UK, called the prince a "thug" and the Equality and Human Rights Commission said they would "consider what further action might be necessary". Prince Harry apologised, but only after having created worldwide uproar over the comments.

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In Feb 2008, photos from Afghanistan were released showing Harry wearing a baseball cap with a US flag on the front and the slogan “We do bad things to bad people” on the back.
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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

He's royalty......should we expect any better?!
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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

Man, some people need to get a life. So what? Are we to introduce the thought police? Persecute people for thought crimes? If I start to count the number of times per day I called somebody a N/C/P/M/DAS etc while driving...

Besides the word is just an abbriviation.
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Besides the word is just an abbriviation.
In the UK it is considered terribly racist:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Paki
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Old 11.01.2009, 18:19
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In the UK it is considered terribly racist:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Paki
I wonder if Gordon Brown will also condemn racism in all its forms as Tony Blair in Parliament once did following the Big Brother issue.
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HORROR AT SOLDIERS' USE OF FOUL LANGUAGE

...although you'd think a member of the royal family would have more sense than to record himself saying such nonsense, all the same.

Silly sod. If that's the calibre of our potential future monarchs, come back Cromwell, all is forgiven!
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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

Some argue that he is just young man having fun and see nothing wrong with his remarks.

There are definately racial connotations when this word is used in the UK, and the same goes for rag-head. But I do believe that there are people who use these words and don't realise that they can be very insulting.

Possibly prince harry is in the latter group of people, however he is ROYALY and therefore he should know better. He is above everyone else right?

Otherwise if he is just the same, then what entitles him to a life of privileges and riches?

oh I forgot.....the royal family are important for Tourism and the Newspapers like the News of the World having something to write about
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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

He's a silly sod really but plenty of people that are not in public positions would use the particular offending word. I don't think such a huge fuss is warranted.
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Old 11.01.2009, 19:26
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He's a silly sod really but plenty of people that are not in public positions would use the particular offending word. I don't think such a huge fuss is warranted.
I agree. It was stupid and wrong, and he should have known better in his position. It seems to be getting blown out of proportion in the media, but that is their job I suppose.
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Old 11.01.2009, 19:43
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I agree. It was stupid and wrong, and he should have known better in his position. It seems to be getting blown out of proportion in the media, but that is their job I suppose.
-Ron Atkinson was fired from ITV for calling Desailly a lazy nigger.
-Jade Goodie was treated like sh*t for months after her behaviour in Celebrity Big Brother.

What is the difference in this case? He should get fired from the army!!!

Either the UK wants to stump out racism or it doesn't but it can't continue giving lessons to the rest of the world (for example about football supporter's monkey chants in Spain or eastern Europe) if it doesn't act on this!!!

BTW do the people in this thread who are defending that c*nt also defend monkey chants in stadiums?
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-Ron Atkinson was fired from ITV for calling Desailly a lazy nigger.
-Jade Goodie was treated like sh*t for months after her behaviour in Celebrity Big Brother.

What is the difference in this case? He should get fired from the army!!!

Either the UK wants to stump out racism or it doesn't but it can't continue giving lessons to the rest of the world (for example about football supporter's monkey chants in Spain or eastern Europe) if it doesn't act on this!!!

BTW do the people in this thread who are defending that c*nt also defend monkey chants in stadiums?
Jaysus, its just a word, chill out. More often then not the work paki is used to differentiate a person of Pakistani origin. Just because some people may have a bad attitude towards the aforementioned nationality is no reason for a shortened word to be made an insult. Anyword can be used as an insult depending on the intonation used when the word is said so chill out its just a word. It only becomes an issue when there is serious intent behind it.

On a side note since you are so offended about the use of the word Paki, some people might be equally offended by the word c*nt which you used in your post. My point is they are just words and people shouldn't let their sensibilities be so affected by what is just some sounds mixed together.

It becomes a different issue when there is intent to cause harm to people of a particular ethnic background, that is clearly wrong.
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BTW do the people in this thread who are defending that c*nt also defend monkey chants in stadiums?
I don't think anyone with any sense would defend racism, but lets not get to far out of our prams on this. There is a diference between racism, and a blue blooded prat saying something that maybe someone in his position shouldn't. Whatever happend to tollerance, or is no one ever allowed to make a verbal cock-up?
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Old 11.01.2009, 20:28
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Whatever happend to tollerance, or is no one ever allowed to make a verbal cock-up?
Apparently not Ron Atkinson or Jade Goodie.

Why should he be treated any differently than they were?
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I don't think anyone with any sense would defend racism, but lets not get to far out of our prams on this. There is a diference between racism, and a blue blooded prat saying something that maybe someone in his position shouldn't. Whatever happend to tollerance, or is no one ever allowed to make a verbal cock-up?

I agree with you but in this case this guy is royalty and he sets examples for many.
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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

I am certainly not defending Prince Harry. His remarks were wrong and should be dealt with by the authorities. Trial by the media is not the way to handle this.

My point is keeping it in proportion. I consider the original post to be an over reaction and also offensive in its use of language.
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Apparently not Ron Atkinson or Jade Goodie.

Why should he be treated any differently than they were?
Because there was serious intent in both these cases that could not possible be considedered anything other than racist, this was Harry further demostrating what a spoilt, priviliged plonker he is.

Would any Pakistani or Bangladehsi runing an "indian" restaurant be right to call racism? I'm a Tottenham supporter and one of the nick names for the club is the Yids, a shortened verson of yiddish due to the stadium being in little Israel.

Many words are unfortunatly shortened, and some with a lesser than PC
status than others, but I don't think the word Harry used makes nim a paid up memeber of the KKK... just a tw4t who should know better.
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I consider the original post to ... offensive in its use of language.
You are right. I have modified my initial post. (Nathu modified the title)
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Because there was serious intent in both these cases that could not possible be considedered anything other than racist, this was Harry further demostrating what a spoilt, priviliged plonker he is.
In what way is "nigger" worse than "paki"? Both are derogatory racist terms. How do you measure "serious intent"? Is that "How much Papa Gooses likes or dislikes the people involved"?
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Re: Racist pri** harry uses the p-word

Are the words Harry used more or less offensive than the words people are calling him in this thread?

It's all rudeness. It's all wrong. Just a different kind of wrong.
Personally I think he's been stupid but very Brittish (or aleast as they are where I grew up). Sadly.
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