BBC fires journalist for comparing royal baby to chimpanzee

BBC fires journalist for comparing royal baby to chimpanzee

A journalist working for BBC has been fired after making a joke about the newest royal baby that was considered racist by many people.

Shortly after the announcement of the latest member of the royal family's name, Danny Baker shared a photo of a chimpanzee dressed in high end clothing.

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The controversial Twitter photo that has since been deleted, had a tiny chimpanzee walking hand in hand with a lady and a man who seemed to represent a couple.

The journalist then captioned the photo 'royal baby leaves hospital.'

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Later, the journalist described his actions as an error in judgement saying he got fired from his post following the thoughtless joke.

"Just got fired from BBC. For the record, it was red sauce always," his tweet said.

Danny described his gag as a stupid joke that was misinterpreted by social media users.

BBC fires journalist for mimicking royal baby's photo with that of a chimpanzee

Shortly after the announcement of the latest member of the royal family's name, Danny Baker shared a photo of a chimpanzee dressed in high end clothing. Photo: Danny Baker

According to BBC, his sentiments were an error in judgement and a spokesman from the media house confirmed Danny will no longer be working for the organisation.

The 61-year-old used to host a show on the network that aired over the weekend.

Most of his followers termed the joke as racist and tasteless as they urged him to pull the post down.

Others even directed BBC to do the right thing and fire the journalist.

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