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Social Media Reacts To Prince Harry Denying Racism Accusations Against The Royal Family

Social Media Reacts To Prince Harry Denying Racism Accusations Against The Royal Family

Social Media Reacts To Prince Harry's '60 Minutes' Interview

Prince Harry is making rounds promoting his tell-all book and he teases what fans can expect from the page-turner.

During an ITV‘s Tom Bradby appearance, he addressed his popular interview with Oprah Winfrey alongside Meghan Markle. Bradby asked, “In the Oprah interview, you accuse members of your family of racism…” Harry interjected, “No.” He said, “The British press said that, right? Did Meghan ever mention ‘they’re racists’?” The host doubled down: “She said there were troubling comments about Archie’s skin colour. Wouldn’t you describe that as essentially racist?” Harry responded, “The difference between racism and unconscious bias… the two things are different.”

The Duke of Sussex continued, “Once it’s been acknowledged or pointed out to you as an individual, otherwise an institution, that you have unconscious bias, you therefore have an opportunity to learn and grow from that… otherwise, unconscious bias then moves into the category of racism.”

One user reacted to the interview tweeting, “Prince Harry you’re WRONG. There’s ZERO difference between racist conscious/unconscious bias & racism. Bias is presence of racism & the actions/words are proof therein.” Meanwhile another user added, “Harry is a thoughtful man with more to offer Britain than possibly the rest of the royal family. He has invested a lot into understanding racism and unconscious bias and the role it plays in society. That important.”

Prince Harry also appeared on “60 Minutes” where he admitted to “drinking heavy” and abusing hard drugs to cope with his mother’s passing. He said, “It was obvious to us as kids the British press’ part in our mother’s misery and I had a lot of anger inside of me that luckily, I never expressed to anybody. But I resorted to drinking heavily.  Because I wanted to numb the feeling, or I wanted to distract myself from how … whatever I was thinking. And I would, you know, resort to drugs as well.”

The drugs in question were psychedelics like ayahuasca, psilocybin, and mushrooms. Harry added, “I would never recommend people to do this recreationally — but doing it with the right people if you are suffering from a huge amount of loss, grief or trauma, then these things have a way of working as a medicine. For me, they cleared the windshield, the windshield of the misery of loss. They cleared away this idea that I had in my head that– that my mother, that I needed to cry to prove to my mother that I missed her. When in fact, all she wanted was for me to be happy.”