Danny Baker has been fired by BBC Radio 5 Live for a royal baby tweet which compared the baby to a chimpanzee.
The tweet has been deleted already.
He lost his job for the racist joke.
The sixty-year-old radio host tweeted than deleted his tweet which compared the little Archie Harrison to a chimpanzee.
Danny Baker received a lot of criticism as users believed he was mocking the Duchess of Sussex’s racial heritage.
Danny Baker tweeted this morning and announced
Just got fired from @bbc5live.
For the record – it was red sauce. Always.
The tweet which has been deleted showed an image of a couple holding hands of a dressed monkey. It was captioned “Royal Baby Leaves the Hospital.
Danny Baker Fired by BBC For Royal Baby Tweet
The racist tweet immediately circulated on the social media
A BBC spokesperson said: “This was a serious error of judgment.”
The corporation added Danny Baker is an excellent broadcaster but his tweet goes against the values we as a station aim to embody.
Baker tweeted his sincere apologies and said:
Once again. Sincere apologies for the stupid unthinking gag pic earlier. Was supposed to be joke about Royals vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race, so rightly deleted. Royal watching not my forte.
Also, guessing it was my turn in the barrel.
Now Sky at the door.
Would have used same stupid pic for any other Royal birth or Boris Johnson kid or even one of my own. It’s a funny image. (Though not of course in that context.) Enormous mistake, for sure. Grotesque.
Anyway, here’s to ya Archie, Sorry mate
After submitting his sincere apologies for his stupid unthinking gag pic he went on criticizing the BBC decision of firing him.
He tweeted and said ..
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.
There is mix reaction from public for firing Danny Baker which can be observed through their tweets.
Interesting that the BBC keep Alan Sugar on the payroll despite his racist tweets about the Senegal World Cup team but sack Danny Baker. You can be racist about working class people and foreigners, but not about posh people I guess.
Absolutely the right decision for the BBC to sack Danny Baker for his Tweet Why though is Alan Sugar still in a job? They need to be consistent about racism, or it doesn’t mean a thing
Danny Baker fired by the BBC for a racist tweet. Nigel Farage – an actual, full scale, openly racist scumbag – is on the BBC every day. He may not be employed by them, but he certainly makes a living from the BBC. Fun times.
You mean to tell me some people don’t find this tweet of Danny Baker offensive? Y’all are just as disgusting.
Let’s break down the Danny Baker situation. Meghan has been subject to horrific/veiled racist abuse & prejudice online and in print since the start of their relationship. Of which we are ALL aware.