BBC Radio host Danny Baker claims he has been fired after he appeared to have compared the Royal Baby to a monkey.
The 61-year-old shared a picture of a couple leaving a hospital, holding hands with a chimpanzee, with the caption: ‘Royal baby leaving hospital.’
This is a post by Danny Baker. The royal baby is less than three days old. Danny Baker works for the BBC. In any other field this would be gross misconduct. I await the “not a racist bone in my body” statement from Danny, or a P45 from the BBC. Only 3 days old. pic.twitter.com/jF9iUl4duO
— (Almost) Always Positive 💙+ (@NubiBlue) May 9, 2019
It came on the morning that Meghan Markle, whose mother is African American, and Prince Harry introduced their son Archie to the world.
He deleted the tweet and insisted he didn’t have any racist intent.