He is clearly on Team Meghan Markle. Daniel Kaluuya made it no secret that he is no fan of the British Royal Family as he compared racism in England to racism in the United States in a powerful Saturday Night Live monologue. Here’s what he has to say.
The actor took over the stage this weekend and set the tone for the night in what many people are calling a bold monologue.
“I know you’re hearing my accent and thinking, ‘Oh, no, he’s not Black! He’s British!’ I’m here to reassure that I am Black,” Daniel Kaluuya said with a laugh. “I’m Black, and I’m British. Basically, I’m what the royal family was worried the baby would look like.”
Daniel Kaluuya Goes Off On the Royal Family In Saturday Night Monologue
The joke was apparently in reference to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah, in which they said there was one member of the royal family who had “concerns” over how dark their baby’s skin would be.
“People ask me, ‘What’s worse? British racism or American racism?’ Let me put it this way. British racism is so bad, white people left,” Daniel shared. “They only wanted to be free. Free to create their own kinds of racism. That’s why they invented Australia. South Africa. And Boston.”
If that weren’t enough, Daniel, whose family is from Uganda, said that he actually has a connection to the current SNL cast.
“When I was 9 years old I wrote a play that was performed with real actors and everything. This is a true story. That place was based on Kenan and Kel, and that play led me down a path to this stage tonight, with Kenan backstage right now,” he explained.
“So, I just want to take this moment in front of Kenan and the whole world to say, ‘Thank you, mom. Thank you, God. And thank you, Kel.'”
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