LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC has fired a British radio presenter who tweeted an image of a chimpanzee dressed in clothes below the caption “Royal Baby leaves hospital”.
“Just got fired,” Danny Baker, a broadcaster with BBC Radio 5 Live, said on Twitter.
The BBC said the tweet was a serious error of judgment that went “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,” the BBC said.
Meghan, whose mother is African-American and father is white, has been the target of racist commentary on social media in the past.
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Andrew MacAskill and Toby Chopra