British journalist Danny Baker was fired from BBC Radio 5 Live, where he presented a program, following a tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby.
“I just got fired from BBC Radio 5 Live,” Baker wrote on Thursday morning on Twitter .
He received a lot of criticism about a photo he put online after the birth of the royal baby. According to various media, 61-year-old Baker posted a black-and-white photo of a man and a woman walking hand in hand with a dressed chimpanzee.
“The royal baby is leaving the hospital,” he wrote in the tweet, which has since been removed. Baker was accused, among other things, of racism, after which he apologized and said that he only wanted to fool the royal family.
“This goes against the values that we want to promote”
“He has made a serious judgment error,” a BBC spokesperson said in a response . “This goes against the values that we want to promote as a station. Danny is a brilliant presenter, but will no longer present a show for us.”
The first child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose mother is African-American, was born on Monday. The boy’s name is Archie, it was announced on Wednesday.
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.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 8, 2019
Also, guessing it was my turn in the barrel. pic.twitter.com/86cQGbAhDc