As you may have heard on the news, Prince Harry is in trouble again:
January 12, 2009 8:41am CST
He was heard on a home video to use a derogatory term for a Pakistani friend of his, the friend didn't seem to care. However, what I do find shameful is that the media decided to play and re-play the part of the video with the offensive word on it, surely if it's deemed to be THAT offensive the newscasters shouldn't have been allowed to broadcast it. Do you think that we should have to hear and see that video over and over again, or should it not be aired any more, as it is apparently offensive?
12 Jan 09
As the person he used the word to was not in the least offended I think the media have caused more trouble than necessary as usual. No-one was aware of this and Prince Harry has worked with this man, he has apologised and now it should be dropped.
12 Jan 09
I think that they are really making a mountain out of a molehill Dory. A three year old molehill at that. I am not a huge royalist, but it seems to me that the poor chap can't say anything without someone seizing upon it and exclaiming how unsuitable he is as a role model. The man he allegedly insulted probably can't work out what the fuss is. I think that there is plenty of evidence that Harry is trying is best to make a contribution. The media and other critics need to wind their necks in.
• United States
14 Jan 09
I never saw the video, but last night I did hear one of the newcasters say that when they got back from the break, they would be showing Prince Harry and his remarks.. I fell asleep before the break was over and I had completely forgotten it until you mentioned it in the post.. I don't think the world will end if he made a bad remark, people have made remarks since time began and although it is not right, stirring it up in the media doesn't do any good either.. He is the one that looks bad for making this type of remark, but I am old school, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me".. That is what I was told when I was younger and nothing anyone can say about me makes me any different than I really am.. I have said things over the years, but of course, I didn't have the media following me and hanging on to every word that came out of my mouth.. We do need to be more careful of what we say about others and so does Harry, I honestly don't think that we really think of the impact of our words.. An apology may just make it go away, if the media will leave it alone and they will as soon as they get something else to latch onto and report on.. It will go away but not until something juicier comes along, and no, we shouldn't have to be subjected to this type of news?? over and over..
14 Jan 09
I agree, the media do tend to take things a little too far. Apparently Prince Harry's already apologised to the lad in question and made a public apology too, now it's gone to his 'boss' (I'm sorry, I don't know what the term is) so as he can deal with it too. I think he should be left alone now.
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 09
The way I see it is this: If he wasn't a prince, nobody would actually care. We all know what kind of person Prince Harry is - a pretty normal young bloke in the army. I understand that he is expected to be some sort of role model but people are too busy being all "you're a prince and so you should be perfect" to understand that he is actually still a young soldier just like all the others. The video shouldn't be shown if it really was offensive but if the bloke to whom the prince was referring didn't find it offensive then why should anyone else? I don't see why he should have apologised. People are too bothered about this sort of thing. If you look at royalty in history, Prince Harry is actually not half as bad as some. I think the poor kid should be left alone. He didn't choose to be a prince and he's not likey to ever be King so who cares?