Julie Burchill says she's been sacked by Telegraph after racist tweet about Harry and Meghan's baby Lilibet | The Independent
Category: News & PoliticsVia: jbb • one week ago • 2 comments
By: Leonie Chao-Fong (The Independent)
Newspaper columnist Julie Burchill says she has been "sacked" by the Daily Telegraph, a day after after tweeting a racist comment about the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter, Lilibet.
The Brighton-based writer made the announcement on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
"I've been sacked by the Telegraph - it's been a lovely five years, and I'll always be grateful to them for ending my wilderness years," she wrote.
"However, I'd be lying if I said that I hadn't often moaned to my husband recently about them always rejecting my edgy column ideas and giving me more pedestrian ones - which I've done splendidly anyway."
"Onwards and upwards!" she added.
Telegraph Media Group has been contacted for comment.
Julie Burchill and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their second child on Sunday, Ms Burchill tweeted: "What a missed opportunity! They could have called it Georgina Floydina!"
The post was met with a backlash on social media, where it was described as "disgusting racism" and "despicable". A barrister who tweeted an offensive joke in response to Burchill's post was suspended from her job on Monday and apologised.
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