Danny baker has said hes ‘so so sorry’ for his racist tweet after being sacked by the bbc
The former BBC Radio 5 presenter has again apologized for his racist tweet after being sacked on Thursday evening. He described it as one of his worst days of his life.
The tweet, which was later removed, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: “Royal Baby leaves hospital”
Although Baker still denies that there was racist intent behind the post but admits he is now “paying the price… and rightly so”
There has been very mixed responses to Danny Baker being fired and his offensive tweet as many people claim it was rife with racism whereas others believe it was a poor joke for example London Hughes and Shaun King.
Although other comedians have surprisingly come to the aid of the former Radio presenter, comedian ‘Dara O Brian’ had this to say.
Following the social media outrage over his tweet Baker said: “Following one of the worst days of my life I just want to formally apologise for the outrage I caused and explain how I got myself into this mess.
“I chose the wrong photo to illustrate a joke. Disastrously so.”In attempting to lampoon privilege and the news cycle I went to a file of goofy pictures and saw the chimp dressed as a Lord and thought, ‘That’s the one!’
“Had I kept searching I might have chosen General Tom Thumb or even a baby in a crown. But I didn’t. God knows I wish had.
“Minutes later I was alerted by followers that this royal baby was of course mixed race and waves of panic and revulsion washed over me.
“F—, what had I done? I needed no lessons on the centuries slurs equating simians and people of colour. Racism at it’s basest.
Most people believe it was more than regrettable blunder for a man who has been on Radio since 1989 and should be socially aware of what is an acceptable joke and what is blatant racism.