BBC Fires Danny Baker Over Racist Royal Baby Tweet – The New York Times

“To post a pic picturing a 3-day-old baby of mixed heritage as a monkey, then claim it was a joke?” she wrote in tweet. “That’s old-school prejudice and racism at its peak. And for a trusted broadcaster working at a public service broadcaster to feed that prejudice? It’s unacceptable.” Mr. Baker has been fired from broadcasting jobs before, including at Radio 5 Live. The station previously dropped him in 1997, after he said on a soccer show that he would understand if fans physically attacked a referee. But he appeared unrepentant after his dismissal on Thursday, describing the BBC’s phone call to inform him of the decision as “a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity.”