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MysteryMan

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Subj: Re: Danny Baker - fired for 'racist' tweet
Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 at 12:27:33 pm EDT (Viewed 193 times)
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Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 at 03:45:12 am EDT (Viewed 265 times)

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Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's child's birth. Meghan who is of mixed race.

So, Danny Baker apparently submitted a black and white picture of a chimpanzee dressed in a suit with the caption 'royal baby leaves hospital'.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7015969/Danny-Baker-tweeted-royal-baby-two-days-posting-racist-monkey-tweet.html

Danny has said no intention of racism, it was the spectacle of class and the media fixated on an unimportant matter.

Inititally, I was sympathetic and thought it was unintentional. On reflection, I think that position was a bit naive.

Why a chimpanzee? The picture isn't of royals. There is no real link between class, media attention etc. There has always been distasteful links between black people and apes from racists. Even if not explicit, I expect that this influenced Danny subconsiously to chose that video. The fact that he then goes on to pretend he didn't even realise that it was Meghan who had given birth doesn't hold up. He's a veteran presenter for crying out loud.

Consequently Danny was fired by the BBC and is now facing a police investigation.


I can see getting fired...but why the police investigation...that I don't get....was there more?