Prince William vows to personally ‘stamp out’ racist abuse… against footballers

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Prince William is keen about racism. Or should I say, he’s keen about saying words about racism. This after he sat silently as his sister-in-law faced some of the most vile, hateful racist abuse for years. This is after he actively and gleefully participated in the racist bullying campaign against the Duchess of Sussex, including the plot to exile Meghan and Harry “to Africa.” But here we are. Prince William, perpetually bored of racism, has found his new issue. Less than two weeks ago, William went on a lil’ Twitter tirade about how racist abuse in football is bad and how he wants to make the internet safe… for footballers. He’s keeping it that narrow. And now the Future Future King is vowing to make personal pleas (or something equally vague) to stop all of this racist online abuse… again, solely about footballers.

Prince William is to spearhead a new movement to force social media giants to take urgent action on sickening racism and hate speech online. The Duke of Cambridge has vowed to personally broker a deal between big tech firms and campaigners after being “shocked and appalled” at the lack of action to tackle an “epidemic of abuse”.

As President of the Football Association, Wills will also back calls for a new regular working group between the social media companies, the FA and football leagues after a spate of abuse directed at top players. William, 38, has told campaigners he is committed to using his experience from lobbying the world’s leading social media companies on cyberbullying and has promised to help out “in any way I can”.

In a recent emergency meeting as part of his role with the FA, William said “enough was enough” after several high profile black footballers including Manchester United star Marcus Rashford revealed they were abused online.

The future king said: “It makes me so angry that people are allowed to act like this. I’ve had enough of the excuses, it has gone on for too long. This is on every one of us and we must come together to stamp it out.”

Sanjay Bhandari, chairman of the Kick It Out campaign, praised the Duke’s intervention, saying: “William is a powerful ally in the fight against racism and extremism and together we can make a difference to stop this epidemic of abuse. He is extremely passionate and I have really been encouraged by how he wants to use his experience by challenging the tech giants to get their house in order. He knows the effect this is having on the victims.”

The Mirror can also reveal that the FA is to widen its inquiry into hate speech online. A source said: “The Duke is not only committed to this course of action within his role at the FA, but also feels this is part of his wider duty and ongoing campaign to make the online world a safe place for everyone.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

I understand that the targeted racist abuse of footballers is a big deal, and I genuinely feel sorry for the footballers who are victimized by racist a–holes. But Jesus Christ, does William not understand how utterly tone-deaf he is to “embrace” this campaign? And his interests are so narrow, it’s actually really insulting. He’s not saying that “racist abuse of footballers” is a symptom of the larger problem, the rise of online hate speech, the rise of white supremacy, the rise in violent white nationalist movements around the world. William just thinks he can waltz into this one narrow issue, announce his keenness, stomp his feet, and that everything will be fixed and suddenly there will be no more racist abuse… towards footballers. Don’t go further than that!

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  1. Belli says:

    Here’s an idea, Willy. Start by cleaning up your own comment section.

    • Lemons says:

      I was just about to say…He can’t even bring himself to say that his sister-in-law experienced racism on his own Instagram page, but now racism against footballers is a priority? What? Is Covid not getting him clicks anymore?

      Also, what is he going to do? What deal will be brokered? Outside of seeing charges or black marks on people’s record, I don’t see how we can count solely on social media platforms (ie. Parler). We need legislation.

      • Alexandria says:

        Broker what fucking deal with fucking who? He can’t even talk coherently about his so called work.

        I think he and Kate should just champion sports.

    • Kalana says:

      This is right in keeping for William

      Look at his environmental record:
      Environmental damage hurting safaris = bad so stop.
      Travel by helicopter = bad for the environment but fun so keep.

      Racism in football = boring so stop.
      Racism in the Palace and media = useful so keep.

      There’s just no substance to this guy.

      • Eleonora says:

        “Blokes” very quickly stop being racist when a poc is scoring goals for their team.
        That’s the only time they care about it too.

        They make fun of women liking celebrities, but worship football players making many times what they do.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      He’s such a fucking hypocrite!

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      A list of things William should stamp out:
      – His temper
      – His incandescent rage
      – His laziness
      – His lack of love and affection for his own wife
      – Throwing his own brother under the bus and reversing the bus several times over him
      – Selling out members of his family to the rota rats
      – Ineffective embiggening campaigns that make him look insecure
      – Not speaking out against the racism inflicted on his sister in law
      – The disgusting comments left by trolls on KP’s social media platforms
      – His inability to care about anybody but himself
      – His irrational jealousy
      – His inability to acknowledge his only blood nephew
      – His hypocrisy
      – His alleged rose bush trimming
      – Jumping on causes he can’t be bothered to research
      – His desperation for nobody in the RF to outshine him
      – His inflated and fragile ego
      Yes, he is going to the be king of stamping indeed!

    • AnnaKist says:

      Im not usually given to any type of violence – not even play-fights – but this twat makes me want to slam my fist in his gob. If he’s serious, the best place to start is with his own family. That should take oh, 30, 40 years.

    • Myra says:

      Right? He is already not using the tools social media companies have availed to stem out racism but he wants to convene a do-nothing taskforce. Sit down, William!

      • Lorelei says:

        His particular combination of ignorance and arrogance is infuriating.
        It’s so obvious that he’s just not an overall intelligent person, but HE thinks that he’s some powerful “force for change” or some such nonsense.

    • Amy Too says:

      Will’s problem is that he doesn’t care about racism, specifically, he cares about football. And the issue that the footballers are asking for help with is racist abuse and harassment. So he’ll tackle racism in football specifically because it’s about what the footballers want and he cares about football. He does not actually care about the racism at all on its own, so he doesn’t even think about it enough to make the connection that there’s racism in football because there’s racism in the UK, and there’s racism in the UK because the UK is historically, systematically racist.

      He doesn’t like/care about Harry and Meghan so he has zero interest in tackling racism when it comes to them. Because it’s not about the racism, it’s about WHO is asking to not be called racist names.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I totally believe William wants to “clean up” “hate” speech online, because he will use that to justify suppressing criticisms against HIM. Remember when Meghan faced racist attacks, and Kensington Palace called Kate an equal victim? Because somehow, calling out Kate and William for their laziness, is on the same level as a racist attack? William doesn’t do anything that doesn’t benefit William, and this “stamp out racist abuse” is only because he will try to use it to benefit HIM.

  2. Aurora says:

    William has no genuine causes or passions of his own so he copies Prince Charles on the environment and Harry on hate speech.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      Football and pruning roses are the extent of William’s passions. He’s been more than happy to let his sister-in-law and nephew be called every racial slur under the sun both online (in his own social media comment sections, no less) and publicly without a single word being said against it. But it’s trendy for people like him to pose as “allies” now and lucky for him, he won’t be accused of being “too political” or “preaching” like his brother. If he wasn’t FA or BAFTA President, you wouldn’t hear anything from him about racial inequality.

      What ever became of his “cyber bullying campaign” to show there have been any results from his so-called “lobbying”? Why should any black footballer be encouraged by his involvement when they all saw how he, his family and people they work with displayed their anti-black sentiment towards Meghan?

      Judging from his and Kate’s fan base, they won’t be too pleased to see their perfect English royal golden couple engaging in “wokeness”.

    • starryfish29 says:

      A shared lack of in interest in anything of substance is the glue that holds his and kate’s relationship together.

  3. Imogene says:

    He really doesn’t get it, does he?

    • Julie says:

      He gets it. This is the calculated move of someone who totally gets it and understands that one day, others will too. He’s preparing with his, “how can I be racist when some of my best charities are black”.

      • Kalana says:

        “how can I be racist when some of my best charities are black”.


      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The ‘how can i be racist when [insert excuse here]’ really really makes my blood boil and people just refuse to acknowledge that that statement is in itself racist – all i get from people is ‘why is it racist?’. Maybe am not articulating it properly but the wilful ignorance is just mind boggling to me.

      • Imogene says:

        You’re right Julie. I did not think of it that way. Mostly I was saying he doesn’t get how hypocritical this makes him look when we all know how he treated his SIL and, by default, his nephew.

      • L4frimaire says:

        He’s using this issue as cover and he’s manipulating it. He sees the traction and attention Harry is getting with this issue, so he wants some of it, and hoping his influence will undermine whatever his brother is doing on it. He doesn’t care about racism, and his hypocrisy toward Meghan was pointed out by one and all, the racist comments are still all over his Instagram and he had no interest in removing it. It’s just incredibly arrogant for him to think that if he just proclaims it, racism will go away,without mentioning the structural issues behind it. Even Harry isn’t arrogant enough to say something like that and admits he has a lot to learn from his privileged position. Will’s a clout chaser and don’t recall many footballers backing’s just so contrived and insincere, and just PR.

  4. Ginger says:

    Prince William:
    Racism in football: Bad
    Racism in my family: Good

    He is so pathetic. He rightfully got dragged for calling out racism on his social media. The leagues and players didn’t even share his post. Everyone knows it’s just empty worlds.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      LOL! That is so true. None of the footballers shared his post. They know he doesn’t mean it and they also know he has no real influence. The guy can barely bring himself to zoom much less do anything else.

    • KW says:

      maybe it’s because every POC who plays football can see right through his racist bullshit, and the white players, who are also bored with racism, don’t see it being an issue.

      PS, love the picture of him juggling like the sad clown he is. that made me laugh

      • Nini says:

        Uh KW, I don’t think you mean to be Islamophobic to declare that all the white players are “bored with racism” and don’t see it as an issue, but it is Islamophobic. Did you forget that quite a large number of white players in the PL are Muslim and receive constant abuse for it? Or is being Muslim only for brown and black people in your view?

        Were the wars in the Balkans not a thing you remember or see as important, a war in the 1990s where Muslims were being systematically slaughtered in a genocide, most of those Muslims being white people?

        There are quite a number of Muslim players in the PL who fled that war as refugee children and now receive torrents of abuse, who are classified as white.

        There are other refugee children of that war speaking out in the PL who aren’t Muslim but constantly speak out against racism and begging for people to accept refugees and give them a chance at survival.

        Let’s not forget the incident as well at West Ham where a group of fans filmed an anti-Semitic chant and posted it on social media.

        Also, you’re letting quite a few racists off the hook by implying that no people of color could or would be anti-black racists. There are a number of notorious incidents of players like Luis Suarez and Roberto Firmino attacking black players with anti-black slurs and claiming it’s fine (which it’s not).

      • Nic919 says:

        Racism is based on race and being Muslim isn’t a separate race. Religious persecution is an entirely different concept and calling people Islamophobic when they are talking about racism shows a lack of understanding of the term.

        If you can point to Serbs being specifically critiqued for being Muslim in UK football be my guest, but bringing up the Balkan wars from over thirty years ago is completely irrelevant to what is currently going on. All white people regardless of religion have white privilege. End of.

    • My Two Cents says:

      But he himself didn’t tag Marcus Rashford or the footballers equality and inclusion organization, #kickitout.

      • Mercury says:

        @NiC, nicely put. @nini, this isnt the argument for you. PS, i am muslim. There is a HUGE difference between racism and prejudice. Muslim isnt a race okay?

  5. Sofia says:

    Racism is a systematic issue. You can do a million campaigns urging people not to be racist but unless you get to the core of the issue and actually acknowledge why and how people have become so bold with their racism, you’re not going to get anywhere in the long term.

    Also I am really irritated by his once a year/every few months post about how racism is bad and we need to do something about it. He’s the President of the FA. I know those titles are sometimes ceremonial especially when given to royals, but I’m sure if he really wanted to make an effort, he could have done something by now.

    And I know some people will go “give him some credit for trying sofia!” but as a WOC, it’s getting very annoying having to praise (rich) white people for doing the absolute bare minimum while the work of actual activists goes unnoticed and ignored by some people.

    • Lemons says:

      Exactly! Put in the work! I’m sure William saw no problem with doing a podcast with 3 white guys and talking about football (I actually have the same problem with the Pod Saves America podcast, but they’re trying and acknowledge this).

      Where is the podcast episode of William speaking with Black British hosts and athletes about racism? Likely won’t happen as they will bring up Meghan.

      • Circe says:

        I feel like Crooked Media is doing a great job. PSA is white but Pod Save the People, Hysteria, What a Day, are just the ones I listen to with people of color hosting. There are more but I don’t remember because I don’t listen. Many of their pod interview sessions amplify POC voices. And their leadership team —chief marketing person, chief content creator, and CFO— are all POC. They’re doing the best four white dudes can!

      • PEARL GREY says:

        Any Black British footballer who would give him the time of day to discuss racism would be a fool. He is not genuine and will only be using them and this issue (which has been around for decades, and certainly as long as he has been FA President for him to only just be latching on now) to cover up his and his family’s own racist history and involvement in running a biracial woman out of the country. I get that players want to raise awareness and make changes, but Bullyam is not the person to do it. I hope they at least pay him dust, but it would be even better if they called out his hypocrisy.

    • Becks1 says:

      It also bugs me that these comments seem to act like racism is just on social media. Racism on social media is a HUGE issue because people feel emboldened and can hide behind screen names etc (or some just come out and say it with their chest, so to speak), but like you said, unless you get to the core of the issue, you’re not going to make a lot of progress.

      • Sofia says:

        Plus racism doesn’t just exist in football. What about women’s football? What about the other sports? What about the institution he’s going to be the head of? What about society in general?

        His pitiful crusade against racism doesn’t seem to extend beyond men’s football.

      • Nyro says:

        His crusade against racism is pitiful because it doesn’t extend beyond benefiting him. He told the truth when he said he was “bored” of it. He was tired of being asked about it, all if two or three times, mind you. He was tired of the players complaining about it. He wants everyone to finally just shut up so he can have a couple of pints and enjoy a match without anyone expecting anything from him. That’s what “solving” racism is about for him.

  6. Kalana says:

    Marcus still isn’t going to reach out to you, William.

    And how is he shocked? Did he think this was a new problem? I thought he was bored?

  7. Snuffles says:

    Have any POC footballers joined his crusade? I don’t think so. Because they know he’s a racist hypocrite.

    • Ginger says:


      The interview that Harry did with Fast Company was huge and they share it everyday on social media. Harry was trending for days afterwards. William only got a royal reporter from a tabloid to speak on his “crusade” on racism.

      • MsIam says:

        I think that’s the reason for this “William the cyber cop to the rescue!” piece. Harry did get a lot praise and press for the interview as well as a lot of “woke” whining. Didn’t Angela “The Stalker” Levin say Harry should be stripped of his titles for saying that an out of control social media led to the Capitol riot? Will William face any pushback for this? Doubt it!

  8. Amy says:

    “William, 38, has told campaigners he is committed to using his experience from lobbying the world’s leading social media companies on cyberbullying and has promised to help out “in any way I can”.”

    Are you f***ing kidding me? This a-hole really can’t help himself. Once again, he’s claiming the work of Harry and Meghan, but in such a piss poor, limited way. Harry and Meghan actually went to Silicon Valley to discuss cyberbullying with the companies and got absolutely vilified when they spoke out against hate speech. These hypocrites.

  9. My3cents says:

    So all Meghan has to do is become a footballer? Why didn’t we think of this earlier?

  10. Becks1 says:

    This announcement was so pathetic that I had to laugh. He’s going to “personally broker a deal”? He has “experience from lobbying the world’s leading social media companies on cyberbullying”?

    Anyone who knows anything isnt going to take him seriously. I feel like every POC in Britain saw how Meghan was treated, and how she is STILL treated in KP comment sections.

    Trying to make “ending racism” his cause is just a PR disaster for William and I am hoping someone realizes that pretty soon.

    • Kalana says:

      Very Trump. The bigliest deal.

      And I hope this is part of what starts the pushback against William’s antics.

    • Nic919 says:

      You can’t broker the end to racism and who is he going to speak to anyway? He doesn’t even understand where the racism is coming from because he’s a part of it. In letting the media make non stop racist attacks against his own sister in law, he’s granted permission to the racists to continue without being challenged in general and that’s part of what feeds into bullying.

      • Becks1 says:

        Right? I keep looking at these pictures of him and I think – you are the poster child for white supremacy. If you want to talk about racism, lets start with your family.

        Also lets not forget that this is the man who was so uncomfortable at last years BAFTAs after some jokes were made about his family and I’m sure one of the ones that stuck in his craw was the comment about taking the gold back to where it belonged.

    • BABSORIG says:

      Before tackling racism elsewhere, PwBT needs to start with his own house cleaning. Restore Archie birth certificate to its original version with his mama’s both names on it. Also, @KP is a racism reservoir what is he doing about it? Charity always begins at home. Short of that, he needs to please sit down some place and just STHU .

    • Myra says:

      He is really a strange one, isn’t he? He is a racist who will try to stamp out racism. A bully who speaks on anti-bullying. A frequent helicopter/private jet user who is an environmentalist. Advocates for population control but has three kids. Anyways, he is basically calling out his fan base so I’m sure he will do his bare minimum on this issue, like his record on bullying.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Has he come out with any pompous dronings about how we all should be faithful to one’s wife? Because that’ would be a dead giveaway.

      • Myra says:

        Well, he did tell his brother to slow down with his relationship while himself screwing the neighbour lady.

    • Amy Too says:

      And what kind of “deal” can you broker that solves racism? A deal suggests compromise and some kind of quid pro quo: “this is what you’ll get and this is what I’ll get.” When I think about eradicating racism I don’t think about it in terms of “brokering a deal” with the racists and those that amplify racist messaging. It sounds Trumpian.

      I also notice that William isn’t actually quoted as using the word “racism” anywhere in his statement. He talks about an “epidemic of abuse,” and is mad that people get away with “acting like that,” and “it’s” gone on too long, and “it” makes him angry, and “this” is on all of us, and he’s going to use his bigly experience to “help out” in any way he can. He doesn’t actually name the problem as being “racism” specifically and he doesn’t actually name the solution as “eradicating racism.” It’s the person from Kick it Out who actually uses the word “racism,” and they use it in their very first sentence, but William seems to be skirting around the issue and refusing to actually use the word. He is so weak. He is so disingenuous. He’s the right person to “stamp out” racism in football somehow, despite being too weak and too scared of offending anyone to even use the word “racism”?

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        @Amy Too — I don’t think William sees racism. What he sees is famous wealthy people (like him, or athletes) being “bullied” by commoners and others who should be beneath him. Why should William be subject to criticism? Why should an athlete be called names? He sees it as the exact same thing, because he cannot recognize racism when it’s right in front of him. He only cared about racist attacks on Meghan as a vehicle to complain about people calling Kate lazy. I think he’s using football the same way — it’s not a problem of “racism” for William, it’s how to stop the public from attacking William, and people William has an interest in, online. It’s no wonder he doesn’t use the word “racism” because that isn’t what he cares about.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      I usually get second hand embarrassment in cases like these, but I actually root for this guy to humiliate himself so strangely, no second hand embarrassment in this case. Keep going dude, I don’t know how you and your other half walk around without feeling any shame.

      • Dl says:

        And embarrassment. They are not just grown up people,they are almost 40! Long past giddy 20’s dating and 30’s learning the job…looking at you Katie keen

  11. Jay says:

    Well, he’s been so successful in getting rid of cyberbullying, so it makes sense that he would tackle racism next.
    What makes me seethe (with incandescent rage, lol) is the framing of racism as something that makes William uncomfortable, he doesn’t want to have to see it as it is so “boring” and tiring for HIM.
    Not a word about any long term harm it causes to families or individuals or how toxic and hateful it is. The implication is “take that away, I don’t want to have to see that”, like he’d be fine as long as racists could be a tad more subtle.

  12. Harla says:

    This is the same Prince William who gave up on his campaign to stop online bullying because it was too difficult so I expect his commitment to last about 3 months and then fade away.

    • Ginger says:

      This is the same as him vowing to be an air ambulance pilot last year during the pandemic. He just vows to and does nothing.

  13. TheOriginalMia says:

    The only people applauding this paltry and late effort of William are the same ones who give him & Kate praise for the bare minimum work they do. Everyone else sees it the hypocritical, half-assed effort of the FFK to remain relevant. No one buys any of this. Social media bullying and racial harassment have been going on for years. As others have pointed out, the KP Instagram is full of comments about Meghan that are racially abusive and yet, they weren’t censored or removed. William is full of it. The players and the FA were wise to ignore his latest performative stunt. He doesn’t want to help them. Just himself.

  14. Jais says:

    “The Duke …also feels this is part of his wider duty and ongoing campaign to make the online world a safe place for everyone”

    I’m confused because since when did he have an ongoing campaign about the online world being a safe place? Harry and Meg have been talking about this but when did William announce this ongoing campaign? Is he really just bandwagoning into their work or did I miss something?

    Also a “part of his wider duty” and “safe place for everyone” would suggest a commitment to fighting racism beyond just the world of sports, which……LOL. Not sure if that line was just written to sound good but am curious to see how this wider duty and ongoing campaign goes….not holding my breath on that one though, especially as that wider duty should start with moderating or calling out the comments made by fans on his own social media.

    • Becks1 says:

      So, it was a blink and you miss it kind of thing, he announced a year or two ago that he was going to end cyberbullying, I think he went to one event about cyberbullying, and that was it. But apparently he’s acting like its one of his main causes at this point?

      • Jais says:

        Oh my gosh, that’s funny. It really was a blink. Just feels like he’s still trying to jump on or get credit for the work Harry has already done. And what hope that nobody notices? It’s so weird but I guess that’s his privilege, not getting called out, at least by the RR, and that’s not racist at all.

  15. AVEA says:

    Oh, is he done being “bored with racism”? Is he just realising that there is racism in football? IN 2021? What rock has been living under? And how is he going to tackle racism in football+social media when he can’t bring himself to do it for other parts of society? Where was he when his SIL and nephew were(and STILL ARE) receiving abuse from his media buddies and **his own followers**? The fake outrage now is laughable.
    What an idiot.

  16. S808 says:

    Not surprised he only cares about the racism against the ones meant to entertain him 🙃 and I’m sure the press is letting him slide cause they know nothing will come if it. As long as no REAL change happens be can say whatever.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    Very performative and it doesn’t inspire any confidence that William can do anything on this issue or that he really cares about it. It would be great if he had recognised that racism was a societal problem and not isolated to football. His mental health programme with footballers last year didn’t touch the impact on racism on the mental health of footballers. He tried to talk to social media companies about cyberbullying and it failed why does he think that approaching them about racism will make any difference. I see this initiative going nowhere.

  18. Noely says:

    So it needs Black football players speaking up about online abuse for William to realize that racism is bad?

    • Amy Bee says:

      Problem is black footballers have been talking about this for years. He didn’t see it as problem until one of the most famous footballers talked about it.

  19. sara says:

    this is just the most tone deaf. even ignoring the things he has done himself, his brother and sister-in-law are actively campaigning to reduce online hate speech and increase anti-racism discussions and actions. the fact that they cannot collaborate, or he is acting like he has never heard of that – proves to me they really aren’t talking and there is still so much resentment or whatever. if he actually wanted to tackle this issue, he could be a bigger person, this could be something where at least he references what they’re doing, works to understand how it all relates etc. but no. he wants to just do it on his own. he is unlikely to want to have or be able to have any uncomfortable conversations where he could be called out for anything, or where the crown is criticized for its own racist/colonial past, and therefore won’t get any traction.

    • starryfish29 says:

      He doesn’t want to do anything, on his own or otherwise. What he wants is attention.

    • Couch potato says:

      He doesn’t want to DO IT himself, he just wants the credit for Harrys work. Seems he hasn’t realized the whole world already know his brother and sister-inlaw are doing it without him.

  20. Harper says:

    He’s a clown.

    • Gingerbee says:

      @Harper, they are the Clownbridges. Baldy do not have any original ideas, because him and Catty are always copying H&M.

  21. Leanne says:

    Just curious- whatever happened to that Earthshot prize of his? Wasn’t that announced over a year ago? Did anyone win?

  22. Lyn says:

    This sounds very similar to his last campaign on cyber bullying which he quietly would up after complaining that the social media companies weren’t listening to him. Quite how this will go any differently this time is anyone’s guess.

    Also this is sinister-
    “The Duke is not only committed to this course of action within his role at the FA, but also feels this is part of his wider duty and ongoing campaign to make the online world a safe place for everyone.”

    I do not remember this campaign from William. Maybe I missed something but hI haven’t seen a single article so its rather disingenuous for him to say he has an ongoing one.

    But you know who has made social media a focus of their work and foundation, Meghan and Harry. So looks like William has seen the reactions to Harry’s articles on this, Archewell foundation partnerships and wants in on it, and is just trying to slide in there and pretend he’s been doing work on it for awhile.

    Like I said effing sinister this thing with his brother.

    • sandy says:

      exactly! it just looks ridiculous both of them now trying to work on the same issue, Harry and Meghan doing it for longer/more actively, but now William almost trying to claim the credit?

      • L84Tea says:

        Especially when there are SO many other issues W&K could easily adopt–childhood literacy, leukemia, heart disease, childhood obesity, world hunger, flash floods…the list goes on and on. Yet with all there is to choose from, William conveniently wants to hop on the coattails of whatever Harry is doing. He’s pathetic.

  23. Pétulia says:

    He is keeping it narrow because he knows he can’t go further. Until he acknowledges the racist abuses that was directed at Meghan he will always sound hypocritical and tone deaf.
    And we will all know this is performative.
    It’s telling that no footballers has praised him for his comments if it was Harry I’m sure Marcus or others will have contacted him already

    • Nyro says:

      Not just acknowledge but admitting to and apologizing for his role in helping create the racist abuse from the British establishment and their minions that she has to deal with to this day. That’s never ever going to happen and so people will always see what a joke he is.

  24. tee says:

    His incessant need to pioneer in every space he sets foot in is really annoying. He’s constantly ordaining himself as leader of causes he’s shown no committed to fully understanding.

  25. Cecilia says:

    He can’t even sort out his own insta account and follow the regulations they put in place in 2019 but he thinks he can broker a deal with tech orgs? See this is the difference between meghan& harry & william. William says alot of words without an actual plan, while simultaneously exposing how highly he thinks of himself (no big tech org is going to care about what you have to say william). Meghan and harry however work with experts, researchers and campaigners who have been doing this for a while. Look at their collab with StopHateForProfit and Sleeping Giants. They backed a campaign that was effective, while also calling brands to drop their endorsement of sites like facebook, insta & twitter until strickter regulations were in place. With that they hit big tech exactly where it hurts the most: in their bankaccounts. William is just talking but not following up with effective action.

  26. Nina Simone says:

    WOW! He has found the key to ending racism? How incredible, how amazing!! Why have we never turned to him? Maybe when he’s done, he can come to the US and help us out.


    • dlc says:

      Right?!? The idea that he has the power to end racism in any sphere is so delusional that I just learned what “I can’t even” means…

  27. Sunday says:

    So once again the FFK makes a grandiose statement, untethered from reality and therefore sure to fail, when his brother has already taken actual, concrete steps for real change towards the same goal. Harry and Meghan’s Time 100 talk, which took place last October, was literally entitled “Engineering a Better World” and was focused on discussing the digital experience and how it impacts all of our lives. It wasn’t just “racism in football is bad because then I have to talk about racism instead of watching football.” As part of the talk, Harry and Meghan discussed areas for actionable change with the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, listened to expertise from the co-director of UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and spoke with a disinformation researcher, among other notable experts and scholars in the field.

    Just another example of Harry and Meghan walking the walk while the FFK belatedly blathers on aimlessly.

  28. Merricat says:

    The Cambridges are not known for following through. William really doesn’t know how to do anything, and neither does Kate. Neither are interested in learning to do anything. They are not likely to change. The best they can muster is a mild effort to catch the brass ring on someone else’s carousel.

  29. February-Pisces says:

    Gawd where do I start. I think Willie legit thinks that this is a great way to ‘not look racist’ after the way his family treated Meghan and archie. Firstly if he and his dull wife openly accepted Meghan, all four of them could have been quite a team (remember the fab4 days). They know they caused the separation and division between the couples and used the racial hatred Meghan received to their own advantage. They were the sole beneficiaries of a racist hate campaign and to this day the only reason their ‘stans’ love them is for the fact that they are white.

    I have also saved the screen grabs from bots calling archie racist names, whilst praising Kate. I know they are bots cos they have all the signs, no followers, private accounts, following other bots and they don’t respond. If bots are leaving racist abuse, that means someone paid for them. Not pointing the finger here lol, but a majority of them also praise Kate in the same comment. Imaging being so insecure hateful you actually pay people to be racist to your own baby nephew.

  30. Phoenix says:

    “Enough is enough”…is that so William?
    What a looser!

  31. Over it says:

    Hi , I am William, I am a legit asshole , I like to be keen about it . Sometimes I pretend to be interested in stuff . I get the keen interest on my face and vow a few things . Will help anyway I can . Thanks for tuning in until next time keenest report.

  32. Over it says:

    Hi , I am William, I am a legit asshole , I like to be keen about it . Sometimes I pretend to be interested in stuff . I get the keen interest on my face and vow a few things . Will help anyway I can . Thanks for tuning in until next time keenest report.

  33. Lizzie says:

    He will zoom with someone genuinely working on the issue and say how proud of them he is. The released video will be 90% his face and emphasize his leadership.

  34. Lanie says:

    When a racist takes on racism, you get more racism.

  35. dawnchild says:

    He reminds me of Jared Kushner…the anointed Prince of the trump administration/clownshow…who headed every mission from the top with his ‘expertise’.
    Zero accountability, unearned wealth, daddy’s (and FIL’s) wealth and power insulating him, lack of talent, skills, intellectual attainment, personal charisma, humility, charm. Also complicit wife and three kids

  36. Liz version 700 says:

    When you have no shame and no ability for self introspection.

  37. Zaya says:

    Are they gonna call him woke now? Lol.

    Is he gonna fix the racism in football like how he fixed in his family? By driving all the black out?

  38. Keroppi says:

    The only time he opens his mouth is to change feet! SMH

  39. Mia says:

    This feels a lot like KP did some polling on why the Sussexes are so popular and addressing racial injustice scored high on the list, so PwBT thinks he can do the “blokey” version for praise.

    The narrow arena of football *proves* that he has no understanding that racism is systemic and fuelled by elitism which he himself perpetuates, and colonialism of which he is the inheritor. It’s quite insulting how stupid he thinks people of colour are, that we’ll be so grateful and impressed that he shone his glorious bald light on us in this narrow arena 🙄

    Also a white dude copying the work of a Black woman for clout *is* racist. 🙄 Bruh.

    I wish he’d be like Harry and acknowledge his privilege and have *any* practical ideas whatsoever. But instead he’ll alienate racists as well as POC with this fakeness.

    P.S. I really want to paint bowling ball holes on his bald spot. He would be a great bowling ball for Halloween.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      No, he won’t alienate racist. They know he is faking this for good PR and are good with that. If you read anything he’s actually said surrounding this issue you can clearly see that he’s talking around the issue and not really addressing it, which lends comfort to those who traffic in this issue. It’s a wink wink situation.

      • Nyro says:

        This is sooo true. I saw a screen cap of some of his statement and if you read it, you’d really have no indication that he was talking about racism. You could just as easily assume he was talking about cancer or the overpopulation of deer in the English countryside. He’s not serious at all.

  40. Jay says:

    Guys, it’s a long con – he’s taking down the racism from the inside!

    He’ll make his first move any day now.

  41. BodegaBay says:

    Is this a preemptive move to rewrite history? He and his staff must be thinking ahead to the future version of The Crown. They must be banking on the fact that there will be young people who come of age who did NOT personally witness, in real time, the Rota abuse towards Meghan.

    This looks to me like an attempt at image rehab (assuming he follows through).

  42. equality says:

    In his environmental documentary, Will basically tried to take credit for ending ivory trade in China because he mentioned it once to President Xi. Never mind that the UK government and the US government had been in talks with China for years to end the trade. Now if H&M make a difference in on-line bullying, he will say it was because he made one statement. He thinks he is powerful.

  43. MA says:

    He needs to take care of the racism in his heart and in his family first.