Danny Baker Has Been Fired By The BBC For “Racist” Royal Baby Tweet

The HookThe Hook in News, UK
Published 09.05.19

BBC Radio 5Live presenter Danny Baker has been fired after he posted an offensive image to Twitter.

After the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – the first son of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – TV personality, writer and presenter Danny Baker posted a photograph to Twitter which many people took offence to.

The now-deleted tweet showed a couple walking hand-in-hand with a young chimp, dressed in smart clothes.



While he claims that he posted the picture purely because he thought it was funny to see a chimp dressed in such a way, people have made the link between the old, despicably racist trope of black people being likened to monkeys, and the royal baby being of part-African-decent.


Baker deleted the tweet and in a later apology said:

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.

He then added:

Connection never occurred to me till people were good enough to enlighten.

Little fella in posh suit. Anyway, deleted now.”


In light of the outrage, the BBC fired Danny Baker, condemning the apparent joke.

Baker broke the news himself to Twitter


In general, people are in favour of the sacking, but a few have spoken against it, saying that Baker purely wasn’t thinking when he tweeted the photo.

Images via Twitter, Getty