His debut Wednesday was met with glee and adulation from most of the world, but one radio personality took the opportunity to share an insensitive jab about the royal baby and his parents.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, introduced their son to the public two days after his birth. His name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was announced later in the day, after he’d met his great-grandmother and great-grandfather, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
BBC radio host Danny Baker, however, tweeted a photo of a chimpanzee in a suit holding hands with a well-dressed woman. A well-dressed man was on the other side of the chimp. Baker captioned the photo, “Royal baby leaves hospital.”
After the post was met with criticism about its racist connotations, Baker deleted the tweet and apologized, via another tweet.
Thirteen hours later, Baker tweeted he’d been fired.
Twitter users condemned both Baker’s tweet and the BBC’s response:
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