Saturday, January 10, 2009

Not So Charming

Prince Harry is publicly apologizing for using racially offensive language in a new video obtained by the News of the World. On the tape, which was posted on the News of the World website, he calls an army colleague "our little paki friend" referring to people of Pakistani origin and he tells another colleague he looks like a "raghead."

The video was made back in 2006 when Harry was a cadet, last year the Prince served in Afghanistan with the British Army.

Spokesperson Patrick Harrison said in a statement, "Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term can be, and is extremely sorry for any offense his words might cause." He went on to say "However, on this occasion three years ago, Prince Harry used the term without any malice and as a nickname about a highly popular member of his platoon. There is no question that Prince Harry was in any way seeking to insult his friend."

Don't you love it when friends use racist nicknames? It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Image: AP

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