Prince Harry Critic Comedian Rails Against 'Woke Stasi' After Being Canceled

A comedian known for impersonating Prince Harry on YouTube has hit back at the "woke cultural Stasi" after several of his live shows were canceled in the wake of a series of tweets made about three Black England soccer stars.

In a video uploaded to his Patreon, Andrew Lawrence defended his offensive remarks as "cheeky jokes" and claimed he has been "properly stitched up" after the comments resulted in several tour dates being scrapped.

He was also dropped by his agent, RBM Comedy, in the wake of the controversy while his Twitter profile was also taken down. It is not yet clear whether he chose to close the account or it was removed.

The fallout comes after the comic tweeted: "All I'm saying is, the white guys scored" following England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on penalties on Sunday, July 12, at Wembley Stadium in London.

A bigoted (sexist/racist...) joke is where a bigoted point is made comedically.⬇️

A joke ABOUT bigotry relies on an assumption that bigotry is wrong.
e.g Andrew Lawrence uses football competition where black man scores all our goals for first 3.5games to claim white supremacy.🥁

— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) July 12, 2021

RBM no longer represent Andrew Lawrence.

— RBM Comedy (@RBMComedy) July 12, 2021

Lawrence later added: "Equality, diversity, s*** penalties" before doubling down in another tweet that read "I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I'm sorry that Black guys are bad at penalties."

The three England players who missed from the spot—Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka—have all been targeted with racist abuse in the wake of the loss.

In a video addressed to his supporters, Lawrence defended his remark as a "joke" while blaming "equality and diversity quotas" for England fans being racist.

Speaking under the guise of 'Terry Slimecrasher of Dreamcrusher Management,' a character evidently modeled on his former agent, Lawrence acknowledged he "got himself into a bit of trouble" with some "cheeky jokes" before going on to repeat them.

"Obviously that sort of joke isn't going to do well with the woke cultural Stasi," he said, continuing to speak in character.

Though the comedian acknowledged tour dates had been canceled he added that "Andrew Lawrence will continue to post regular videos on Patreon and is incredibly grateful to you for your continued support."

Still in character, he then passed comment on the racist abuse aimed at Rashford, Sancho and Saka, branding it a "disgrace" before offering what he viewed as some mitigating factors.

Lawrence said: "Personally I thought England fans being racist after the match were a disgrace, but we live in a culture where for the past decade white working class men have been hugely discriminated against in every workplace because of equality and diversity quotas and with the resentment that has caused you've probably got to expect a bit of backlash, haven't you, a bit of racism here and there?"

He eventually signed off by saying: "All the best to Andrew Lawrence, he's been properly stitched up."

Lawrence makes regular YouTube videos impersonating Prince Harry.

In one clip, filmed after the birth of Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, he made a joke linking Meghan Markle to gun violence.

He said: "Obviously it will take my wife a little while to recover from the labor but I'm sure very soon she will be back to chasing me around the house with her Glock 19 shouting 'I own you, you ginger p****'."

These latest comments come on the same day that staff at one of the venues where Lawrence's show was canceled revealed it had been targeted with violent threats.

The management team at the Concorde Club in Eastleigh, Hampshire posted on Facebook that they received an email from an individual named 'Gordon' who branded them "cowardly scum" for "joining the witch hunt to ruin a man's career because he can no longer tolerate those miserable, ungrateful blacks."

The individual threatened to attack staff at random "most likely [with] a hammer in the back of the head as they leave at night" and warned that "managers will be grabbed & stabbed" and family members would also be targeted.

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"You had better be on your f***ing toes," the message added before concluding that "'a war is coming and you idiots have chosen the wrong side."

The police have been notified.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Andrew Lawrence
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Service/Andrew Lawrence performing at BBC Comedy Roadshow - The comedian, who has been a vocal critic of the Royal couple, is engulfed in fresh controversy. Getty/BBC

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