Prince Harry accused of ‘bare-faced hypocrisy’ after admitting ‘unconscious bias’

Prince Harry accused of 'bare-faced hypocrisy' after admitting 'unconscious bias'

Prince Harry admitted that he was guilty of “unconscious bias,” and a royal commentator accused him of “bare-faced hypocrisy” after his statement.

Prince Harry spoke about racism and unconscious bias when he spoke with activist Patrick Hutchinson. But royal commentator Robert Jobson wasn’t impressed with the royal’s confession. He even slammed the duke and called him out for “bare-faced hypocrisy.”

Prince Harry slammed after talking about ‘unconscious bias’

Royal commentator Robert Jobson spoke on the TV show The Royal Beat and slammed Prince Harry about his previous statement regarding “unconscious bias.” Jobson found the royal hypocrite after making his remarks and blaming his family and upbringing for it.

“I find this bare-faced hypocrisy, coming out from them [Harry and Meghan],” Jobson was quoted by The Sun as saying.

“I remember him making racial slurs about an Asian officer which was filmed by himself and distributed by his friends and he had to apologize for making racial comments. I find Harry telling everyone else that they are structurally racist hypocritical.”

Jobson was referring to an incident in 2009 where Prince Harry was caught on camera calling fellow soldier Ahmed Raza Khan “our little P— friend.”

Prince William’s brother apologized for his remarks. The leaked video was taken when he was training as an officer at Sandhurst Military Academy in 2006.

Apparently, Jobson wasn’t impressed with Harry saying he wasn’t aware of unconscious bias until he met Meghan Markle.

Harry’s statement about unconscious bias

Prince Harry admitted during his conversation with Hutchinson that he was ignorant of unconscious bias until he met his wife. Prince Harry attributed his ignorance to his upbringing and the environment where he grew up.

“And unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was,” Prince Harry said.

“I had no idea it existed. And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes.”

During the conversation, Prince Harry went on and said he couldn’t judge those who were guilty of unconscious bias because they are not aware of it. However, once one is already aware of it, it would be a different story.

“But once you realize or you feel a little bit uncomfortable, then the onus is on you to go out and educate yourself because ignorance is no longer an excuse,” he said.

 

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