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BBC Presenter Fired for “Racist” Tweet about Royal Baby

A broadcaster is out of a job, after a seemingly racist tweet targeted towards the baby of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Danny Baker now has a lot of time on his hands to think about his future, because BBC has decided to part ways with him. Reportedly, Baker used his Twitter to tweet out an ill-mannered joke on Wednesday. The tweet, which has now been deleted, allegedly showed a black and white picture of a man and woman holding a chimpanzee, dressed in a suit and top hat. The caption below the image read, “Royal baby leaves hospital.”

Baker has been with BBC for years. Prior to his termination, he was the presenter of “5 Live,” a Saturday morning show. However after the tweet, BBC radio claims his actions were not an appropriate representation of the company’s values. They released a statement shortly after, addressing their decision.

 “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, on the other hand, believes his intentions were misinterpreted…though he tweeted an apology.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday. He is the first biracial child of the royal family. His name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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