A British radio host has just been sacked after making racist remarks about the Royal baby born to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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It’d been just two since mixed race actress Markle gave birth to the couple’s child – a son named Archie Harrison – when BBC Radio 5 presenter Danny Baker compared the youngster to a monkey.
He made the despicable remark in via Twitter when he posted this:
When furore erupted, Baker seemed to acknowledge the wrong but all while blaming those with “diseased minds” for looking at it as such:
“Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased. Soon as those good enough to point out it’s possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that’s it. Now stand by for sweary football tweets.”
His employer weren’t as light-hearted and fired him. A statement read:
“This was a serious error of judgment. His tweet 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.”
After initially acknowledging being let-go in a general manner, a fired up Baker quite literally went on to just post this:
“The call to fire me from
@bbc5live was a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity. Took a tone that said I actually meant that ridiculous tweet and the BBC must uphold blah blah blah. Literally threw me under the bus. Could hear the suits knees knocking. #F*ckem”