Danny Baker, a BBC radio host has been fired shortly after he shared a racist tweet about the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby.
The BBC radio who was fired of the racist royal baby tweet, shared a black and white photo of a man and woman holding hands with a chimpanzee in a suit and a top hat, with the caption, “Royal baby leaves hospital.” However following the backlash he faced, he deleted the tweet as he claimed he was sorry the “gag” had “whipped some up.” He further added that the racist connotations had not occurred to him because his “mind (is) not diseased.”
Further commenting on the backlash he got, he stated that it was “supposed to be a joke about Royals vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race, so rightly deleted. Royal watching not my forte.” On Thursday, the broadcaster said he made an “enormous mistake.”
A BBC spokesperson who confirmed that Danny Baker has been fired, said;
“This was a serious error of judgment and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody. Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”
Recall that Prince Harry and Meghan’s newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born early on Monday morning. On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex presented the baby, their first, to the world in front of selected media.