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Subj: Re: Danny Baker - fired for 'racist' tweet
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 at 02:41:46 am EDT (Viewed 427 times)
Reply Subj: Danny Baker - fired for 'racist' tweet
Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 at 03:45:12 am EDT (Viewed 510 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'.

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.

There is nothing wrong with this picture at all. I see no racism and it is sad that these dam liberals all over the world have to use the race card now for everything. I think that picture is funny as hell and he had every right to make a joke and publish it. The Australian Newspaper also had every right to publish the Serena Williams picture that so many people got upset over. South Park does that kind of stuff all the time. I felt the NFL players who disrespected the American flag deserved to be fired far more then Danny Baker. A police investigation over a funny picture that is nothing but satire? Give me a break. I could care less about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. MAGA

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