Danny Baker has lost his job because of a silly tweet. The Twitter storm that has been blown up about his tweet is ridiculous and the BBC should have supported him not sacked him.
There was no intent on his behalf to be racist, it was meant to be a joke about the Royal Family, which by the way Jon Gaunt did not like or agree with.
When Jon looked at the picture of the Chimp he did not connect it to black people just like Danny didn't. Why would they?
Not only that when people moaned and pointed out to Baker that some people might or indeed were drawing that conclusion, he apologised and deleted the tweet.
But that is not enough for the mob of witch hunters who want Danny burnt at the stake or at least sacked. And so it duly happens?!
This is the modern world!?