“Danny Baker, a British broadcaster and comedy writer who hosted a weekend radio show on the BBC’s 5 Live channel, was fired by the network for a racist tweet depicting Archie, the newborn son of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, as a monkey.
“The tweet, which has since been deleted, showed a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee wearing clothes, captioned with the text, “Royal Baby leaves hospital,” per the BBC and the Independent. Given the fact that Meghan is biracial, the post was swiftly criticized on social media.
“”This was a serious error of judgment and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody,” the BBC said in a statement on their site and to the Independent. “Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.””
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