Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child on May 6th 2019 and have named him Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. However they emerged with baby Archie for the first time on Wednesday.
The BBC has fired one of its radio DJs after he tweeted an image showing the new royal baby as a chimpanzee. Danny Baker, a 61-year-old presenter on BBC Radio show 5Live, announced on Twitter on Thursday morning that he had been fired from the program. He went on to say that the call in which he was fired was “a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity.”
The news comes after Baker tweeted a black and white image, which has since been deleted, showing a couple holding hands with a clothed chimpanzee along with the caption: “Royal Baby leaves hospital.”Social media users were quick to react to the tweet, suggesting the primate was a reference to Markle’s heritage.Baker reponded in a tweet saying: “Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased.”Soon as those good enough to point out it’s possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that’s it.”He later added: “Once again. Sincere apologies for the stupid unthinking gag pic earlier. Was supposed to be a joke about Royal vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race, so rightly deleted. Royal watching not my forte.”
A BBC spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday: “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.”