BBC Radio Host Fired Over Racist Royal Baby Tweet

The world had been literally waiting to hear of what would become of the royal couple offspring, until on Monday when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a bouncing baby boy as announced on the @sussexroyal Instagram account.

Speaking to the media Prince Harry said: “it’s the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine.” A Palace statement further shared that the baby was born at 5:26 a.m. at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, though no name was given.

Meghan and Harry finally named their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor a name is believed to have little precedent within the modern British royal family. The couple shared the news on Instagram with an image of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh meeting their newest great-grandchild. Baby Boy Sussex is the eighth great-grandchild for the Queen, and he is now seventh in line to the throne.

The BBC Radio 5 Live host sparked outrage after he uploaded this image of a couple clinging on to a monkey wearing a suit with the caption: ‘Royal baby leaves hospital.’ 61-year-old broadcaster Danny Baker deleted the tweet and insisted he didn’t have any racist intent.

Danny Baker

“Sorry, my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased. Soon as those good enough to point out its possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that’s it,” he apologized after an initial backlash on social media.

“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,” he defended himself in another tweet.

But he got fired anyway for a serious error of judgment and for going against the values that the station aims to embody. According to reports, controller Jonathan Wall told all 5 Live staff in an email,” Danny made a serious error of judgment on social media last night and it goes against the values we live and breathe on this radio station.”

The controversial presenter seems to have it all in him. In 1997, he was fired for encouraging football fans to make a referee’s life hell after the official had awarded a controversial penalty while in 2012, he was on the spotlight for insulting his bosses on air at BBC London over his show.

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