The controversial Youtuber Steven Crowder used a racial slur in reference to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, when broadcasting on is show Louder with Crowder on 9th March.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke out against the racism experienced by both Meghan and her son Archie, and revealed that Markle had also experienced suicidal thoughts.
In a YouTube livestream, Crowder discussed Markle’s report that she experienced racist abuse as a member of the British royal family. However, he did this while imitating a stereotypical British person, and referring to her with a racial slur.
He said: “If racism happened to be as prevalent as they claim that it is in the United States of America, where she was raised - of course they claim it’s incredibly prevalent in Hollywood, which is where she worked - if it were so prevalent in Hollywood in the United States, why would she be shocked by something seemingly so innocuous? By the way, keep in mind that slavery has existed in the British Empire far longer than it was outlawed in the United States.
“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? You’ve made it seem as though you faced borderline hate crimes in the United States your entire life. And if that’s true, that’s terrible. But it should be duck off of a biracial — water off a biracial duck’s back if all they’re just saying like, “Oh, I think your children might be a flat shade darker.” Who cares?
“I’ve been the victim of hate crimes my entire” — look, if you think that American cops are racist, what do you think the royal guards will do to you?”
Guest Dave Landau then said: “They only have billy clubs, though.
Crowder went: “Wait, wait, wait. This neighbourhood’s gone to s**t, it has. 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.
Landau went: “I remember when it was nothing but cousins up in Buckingham Palace, doing it all night long.”
Crowder said: That’s right. We had to wheel them out of bed and make sure that we fit the...of the tea mug in their flipper hand, right? With four fingers. That’s the way royalty should look, not like these whippersnapper spooks.
“No. Last thing you want in white skin is a little bit of a tan,” Landau added.
The word “spook”, as well as referring to a ghost, is a racial slur for black people.
It originates from World War II when black Army pilots who trained at the Tuskegee Institute were referred to as the “Spookwaffe” — waffe being the German word for weapon or gun.
Then, in the 1970s, the novel and classic film ‘The Spook Who Sat By The Door’, by Sam Greenlee, was released, which told the fictional story of the first black man recruited and trained by the CIA.
YouTube has a strict policy against racist bullying and hate speech, and Crowder routinely uses racist and bigoted language.
In fact, he was recently lambasted after old images of him posing as a transgender woman resurfaced online.
In a tweet on Monday, Twitter user Jack Saint shared images from a video in which Crowder seemingly attempted to get himself kicked out of a gym while presenting himself as transgender.
Yet his best efforts to cause a scene failed, as he slams his weights into the ground to get attention from the gym’s staff.
Someone commented: “I think the thing I find saddest about this is that he’ll still put it out there, because no matter how big a failure the stunt may be, he knows the cult will eat whatever he serves them.”