By Godson Ikiebey-
The BBC has sacked a presenter who tweeted an image of a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption “royal baby leaves hospital”.
You will recall that Meghan, wife of Prince Harry, gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Monday, May 6, 2019.
The first mixed race child to be born into the top hierarchy of British royalty in recent history had been named Archie.
The presenter, Danny Baker who is a broadcaster with BBC Radio 5LIve tweeted, “Just got fired”.
Baker had shared a controversial tweet showing an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: “Royal Baby leaves hospital”.
The BBC also reported the news, though its spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The 61 year-old 5Live presenter was accused of mocking the duchess’ racial heritage.
A BBC spokesperson said: “This was a serious error of judgment”.
The corporation added that Baker’s tweet “goes against the values we as a station aim to embody.
“Danny is a brilliant broadcaster, but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us”.
After an initial backlash on social media, Baker 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.
“Soon as those good enough to point out its possible connotations got in touch, down it came; and that’s it”.