Newspaper columnist Julie Burchill says she has been “sacked” by the Daily Telegraph after posting a racist tweet about the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet.
The Brighton-based writer, who was recently forced to make a public apology for racist messages about journalist Ash Sarkar, 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.
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”.
George Floyd’s murder by a white police officer last summer in Minneapolis led to worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.
It is unclear whether The Spectator , where she also has a column, will take similar action.
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