There’s always been rumors about Prince Harry doing drugs, but to actually come out and say it – even as a joke – is not the smartest decision in the world. The BBC is currently in a lot of trouble after guest presenter Jo Brand made a joke about Harry doing cocaine at Prince George‘s Christening, a joke that reportedly didn’t go over too well with the palace press office.
On the satirical quiz show titled Have I Got News For You, Brand joked, “George’s godparents include Hugh van Cutsem – I presume that’s a nickname as in Hugh van cuts ‘em and Harry then snorts ‘em.’”
One of the reasons, in addition to the cocaine joke, that the BBC is in trouble is that Hugh van Cutsem actually died last month, and William van Cutsem was actually who they were really trying to refer to. Of course, other officials, both royal and army, have taken to the press to discuss their outrage over the comments. Former head of the Army Lord Dannatt told the media that the BBC should apologize for their tasteless joke, explaining, “It might have been said as a joke but the suggestion is outrageous. It is a very unfortunate joke to make and most inappropriate.”
I mean, this isn’t the first time that the British press has joked about Prince Harry’s interest in drugs, although I guess it is the first time it was referred to so blatantly on such a major network. The press has constantly been discussing Harry’s pothead ways, especially during the early years when used to call him ‘Harry Pothead’.
Do you guys think the BBC should have Jo Brand apologize for making the joke, or should people lighten up and take it less seriously? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.