Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went public, they have had to deal with disgusting racism from all over the world, but especially from the British. Now, the BBC has fired a radio host who comparing their newborn royal baby to a chimpanzee.
Danny Baker posted a tweet that showed a photo of a white man and a Black woman holding hands with a chimp in a suit and a top hat. The caption read, “Royal baby leaves hospital.” See the disgusting tweet that has since been deleted.
According to CNN, BBC released the following statement, “This was a serious error of judgment and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody. Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”
Baker has been shedding white tears on social media. He wrote on Twitter, “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 also babbled, “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. #Fuckem”
Even people in his own comments have been slamming him. One user wrote, “Just so disappointed in you, having watched /listened to you since the 6 O’Clock show. This is the 4th ‘royal baby circus’ – not the first. Perhaps ask yourself if your subconscious knew exactly what you were doing? Oh and that ‘apology’ – not good.”
Again, this is nothing new for Meghan and Harry. Shortly after their relationship went public in November of 2016, she was attacked and Harry released an epic statement that read in part, “The past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
The statement continued, “Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.”
The statement also read, “This is not a game – it is her life and his.”
Congrats to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their healthy baby boy Archie.