The BBC fired a broadcaster for tweeting out a “stupid unthinking gag” comparing the royal baby to a chimpanzee.
The now-deleted tweet by 5 live presenter Danny Baker shows an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee wearing clothing, captioned, “Royal Baby leaves hospital,” reported the BBC.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby son, named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, this week, and the BBC swiftly sacked Baker over his racist jab at the infant, whose grandmother Doria Ragland is African-American.
“This was a serious error of judgement,” the corporation said in a statement. “Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”
Baker faced immediate backlash on Twitter, and he deleted the post and issued something like an apology.