January 28, 2021

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BBC fires host over racist ‘gag’ comparing royal baby to a chimp

Danny Baker fired from BBC Radio 5 Live after racist Royal Baby ...

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.

Source: BBC fires host over racist ‘gag’ comparing royal baby to a chimp

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