BBC Fires Presenter Following Chimpanzee Tweet About British Royal Baby

By Ikenga Chronicles May 9, 2019

BBC Fires Presenter Following Chimpanzee Tweet About British Royal Baby

The BBC has fired a presenter who tweeted an image of a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption “Royal Baby leaves hospital’’.

Meghan, wife of Prince Harry, gave birth, in the early hours of Monday, to a baby boy, Archie, the first mixed race child to be born into the top hierarchy of British royalty in recent history.

“Just got fired,” Danny Baker, the broadcaster with BBC Radio 5Live, said on Twitter.

The 61 year-old 5Live presenter was accused of mocking the Duchess’ racial heritage.

A BBC Spokesperson said: “This was a serious error of judgment.”

The corporation added that Baker’s tweet “goes against the values we as a station aim to embody.

“Danny is a brilliant broadcaster, but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”

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