translated from Spanish: BBC dismissed journalist who compared Prince Harry’s son to a monkey

BBC journalist Danny Baker was fired for posting a message on Twitter referring to the recent birth of the son of the Dukes of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, with a picture of a chimpanzee, reported the British public chain. The tweet, which has already been removed from Baker’s account, showed the image of a couple walking with the animal by the hand. The accompanying text said: «The real baby comes out of the hospital.» Baker, aged 61, was the host of a weekend program on the radio station BBC 5 Live, and was criticized for what some interpreted as a mockery of the origin of Meghan, whose mother, Doria Ragland, is African American. » I just got fired from @bbc5live. For the record, it was red sauce. Always, «tweeted Baker. A BBC spokesman said that the message was «a serious error of judgement» and added that this type of publications «goes against the values that we, as a station, we intend to embody (…) Danny is a brilliant announcer, but he will no longer present a weekly show with us, «the station reported. After the criticism he received from some users, Baker apologized with another message, but it was not enough to avoid his dismissal. «Once more. You sincerely apologise for the stupid, thoughtless picture before. It was supposed to be a joke about royalty with circus animals in elegant clothes, but it was interpreted in relation to monkeys and race, so it was properly eliminated. Royalty doesn’t watch my fort. Besides, I guess it was my turn in the barrel, «wrote the reporter.

Original source in Spanish

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