BBC radio broadcaster Danny Baker has been fired after posting a racial tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby.

Baker tweeted a photo a black and white photo of a man and woman holding a chimpanzee in a suit and top hat with the caption, “Royal baby leaves Hospital.”

Baker’s tweet received widespread criticism online, and he has promptly deleted the tweet and apologized for the gag. At the time, Baker allegedly didn’t notice the connotation the picture was making, claiming that his “mind is not diseased.”

In another message, he tried defending his actions, claiming the tweet was a joke about royals and circus animal in posh clothes rather than anything racial. However, the BBC seems to disagree with Baker’s reasoning.

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A BBC spokesperson said: “This was a serious error of judgment and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody. Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”

Since his dismissal, Baker has been defiant claiming that the BBC “literally threw me under the bus.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on Monday and is the first biracial child in the royal family.

Since the announcement of her pregnancy, Markle has been a target of racial abuse across social media.

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