Thursday, 9 May 2019
Danny Baker is sacked after he posted a 'racist' royal baby tweet yesterday
The broadcaster, who denied he was racist as he spoke on the doorstep of his £2million home, sparked outrage after uploading an image of a couple holding hands with a monkey in a suit with the caption: 'Royal baby leaves hospital.'
Baker, 61, deleted the picture as soon as he realised the controversy and later branded it a 'stupid unthinking gag' when he was hit by a huge backlash, insisting that it was about 'privilege and class' and not about race.
Today Baker insisted that he was unaware which members of the royal family had welcomed a new baby - saying: 'I didn't know which of our royal princesses had given birth.'