RACIST RACIST RACIST Danny Baker @prodnose should be given today to resign and clear his desk. If he is still there at 16.59 @bbc MUST FIRE HIM! I’m disgusted by the hate and racism inherent in his Tweet Unforgivable He’s not fit to be a broadcaster employed from the public purse pic.twitter.com/YymUUqHCRY
He deleted the post and apologised, claiming it was a joke with no “connotations” and today spoke out again to say it was a “gag” about the baby being “posh”.
Blaming an exaggerated Twitter storm, unapologetic Baker told The Sun: “You see these sorts of things happening to other people and you kill yourself laughing.
“It’s a Twitter storm. The point is they (the BBC) have given credence to the vampires by claiming I meant it. It’s rotten.”
Describing the moment he was told he’d lost his Saturday morning radio show, he said: “The BBC said they found it abhorrent. I told them ‘f*** you, and f*** off’.
“That’s exactly what I said to them. It wasn’t a very long call.”
Earlier, he tweeted about reporters showing up on his doorstep to ask him about the controversy. “Here we go,” he wrote. “Opened door, grinning Mail hack. ’Do you think black people look like monkeys?’ Any other time you’d knock someone right on their a**e for saying that.
He received backlash from users branding the post “racist” due to Meghan’s heritage.
The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged dad Thomas Markle is white and mother Doria Ragland is black.
BBC PRESENTER APOLOGISES
In an apology, Baker said: “Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased. Soon as those good enough to point out it’s possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that’s it.