We Call On The BBC to Sack Danny Baker.

We Call On The BBC to Sack Danny Baker.

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BAME Lawyers for Justice started this petition to BBC Director general Tony Hall

We call upon the BBC to sack BBC Radio 5 live presenter Danny Baker. His disgraceful and insulting tweet in relation to the birth of a British Royalty to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex constituted grave and grievous insult to a modern, multi cultural and diverse society such as Britain.

To depict a child, any child, who is in part of African heritage, as Chimpanzee is an outrage. We note Mr Baker has offered an apology, however we find it insincere and incredulous. The multicultural nature of the Royal family with marriage of Prince Harry to Megan Merkle, heralded a special moment for our nation, where a woman of African American descent became part of the British Royal family.

To have the birth of their first child marred by the posting of this disgusting trope is outrageous and entirely unacceptable in modern Britain. We believe that Mr Baker knew full well, the offence this image would cause, and to suggest otherwise is incredulous. Having caused offence to black people, he accuses us of having 'diseased' minds for concluding the image was indeed racist. This constitutes further offence. First comes the insult then comes the attack on anyone who dares to call it out.

The BBC must uphold the highest standards in the fight against racism and bigotry. There can be few more egregious examples of racism than the image posted by Mr Baker. We therefore call on the BBC to terminate Mr Bakers contract as a consequence of bringing the BBC into disrepute and offending millions across the country, if not the world. 

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