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    Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC and he's not happy about it.

    my daughter discussed this today in school in her " personal development and social issues " class, she is doing her GCSE's at the mo and personally i think that 1 hour 15 mins would have been spent slightly more productively than that, but hey ho

    29 children in ( aged 15 or 16 ) her class contains 9 or 10 who find everything offensive ( her words ) not a single person thought it was racist, not one, maybe we do have hope for the future and this next generation might not be like the last

    as for my point of view, of course he didnt mean it as a racist post, i saw the post and thought he was poking fun at the " privileged " life the baby will have, the bowler hat and upper class attire made me think that

  2. #32

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    The baby's greatgrandfather has said far worse in his life time,and got away with it.

  3. #33

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    9 or 10 who find everything offensive ( her words )
    Jesus what a load of old shite

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy gestede View Post
    Jesus what a load of old shite
    I know, i thought it would be more

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    Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC and he's not happy about it.

    Not realising it might be interpreted as a racist comment. Seems quite like a footballer not knowing what a nazi salute is!!!!

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    I think a lot of the reaction from the BBC was with regard to the interpretation our american cousins might put on the remark and whether it was allowed to go unchallenged. It would be far more offensive there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    Not realising it might be interpreted as a racist comment. Seems quite like a footballer not knowing what a nazi salute is!!!!
    He probably doesn't think of her as black. It never occurs to me until the media point it out. She looks about as black as Ryan Giggs who I also never think of as black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...cup-team-tweet

    Baker has been very stupid at best and racist at worst, but if he got sacked how the hell did Sugar get away with this?
    But why was he idiotic? Because some cretinous racists make such an association whereas normal, rational and fair-minded people don't? The situation means that the racists have won in establishing a link that they have forged in their twisted minds into an association now adopted by the mainstream. That is hugely concerning.
    Was PG Tips a racist advert? Was my mate's pet monkey a racist toy? The pitchfork society is taking over and with a warped agenda.

    He should sue his employers for wrongful dismissal.

  9. #39

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    I was hoping that Archie would be much darker, similar to Sadio Manť. That would have been way more inclusive and progressive than having a barely-black baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    But why was he idiotic? Because some cretinous racists make such an association whereas normal, rational and fair-minded people don't? The situation means that the racists have won in establishing a link that they have forged in their twisted minds into an association now adopted by the mainstream. That is hugely concerning.
    Was PG Tips a racist advert? Was my mate's pet monkey a racist toy? The pitchfork society is taking over and with a warped agenda.

    He should sue his employers for wrongful dismissal.
    It'll be unfair dismissal, but I doubt he'd succeed. 'Behavior outside the workplace ' is a key contract clause for those in the public domain. I've got a lot of sympathy for Baker. I seriously doubt it was intended to be racist. This is probably a poor metaphor, but if a black player found a banana skin thrown at him, that would be a dreadfully offensive and racist action. If a bloke was eating a banana in the crowd and tried to throw the skin into a bin closer to the touchline and it went onto the pitch, the effect would be the same but without the intent.

    Anyway, I'm constantly amazed why the world and his daughter - especially those in the media/sports/political fields - find it important to spend their lives updating everyone else with their action and thoughts by the minute. I'm quite happy on here, being kept in check by Morris & Co...

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    It'll be unfair dismissal, but I doubt he'd succeed. 'Behavior outside the workplace ' is a key contract clause for those in the public domain. I've got a lot of sympathy for Baker. I seriously doubt it was intended to be racist. This is probably a poor metaphor, but if a black player found a banana skin thrown at him, that would be a dreadfully offensive and racist action. If a bloke was eating a banana in the crowd and tried to throw the skin into a bin closer to the touchline and it went onto the pitch, the effect would be the same but without the intent.

    Anyway, I'm constantly amazed why the world and his daughter - especially those in the media/sports/political fields - find it important to spend their lives updating everyone else with their action and thoughts by the minute. I'm quite happy on here, being kept in check by Morris & Co...
    Noted regarding the terminology.

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    20 years ago this was one of the most popular TV shows.
    Wasnt thought of as being racist at the time, but probably wont get shown on the BBC again incase someone thinks it is.

    https://youtu.be/LQV2QwaqwAs

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    Quote Originally Posted by severncity View Post
    I was hoping that Archie would be much darker, similar to Sadio Manť. That would have been way more inclusive and progressive than having a barely-black baby.
    My family is mixed race.
    Babies go darker after a few weeks.
    It is likely he will look like Meghan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysAway2 View Post
    My family is mixed rave.
    Babies go darker after a few weeks.
    It is likely he will look like Meghan.
    Always knew you were raving😂😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysAway2 View Post
    My family is mixed race.
    Babies go darker after a few weeks.
    It is likely he will look like Meghan.
    Wonder if he'll have his dads hair colour though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    I think he's genuine, but completely ****ing stupid if he didn't foresee the reaction.
    THIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bloop View Post
    Wonder if he'll have his dads hair colour though?
    Could be like thisZippy.PNG.jpg

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    The photo of Liz & Phil with Harry Hewitt (not Coronation Stís one) & Megs & her Ma eh! Old Phil must have been thinking Ď What the f*ck is the maid here for?í. If Danny Baker is racist, Phil the Greek is off the scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    I agree, but you really don't have to look far to find pretty overt racism towards markle and their kid (daily mail comments section predominantly), and someone in the public eye should have been mindful of that before making such a joke.
    So someone has to be mindful of other people's warped associations? I don't agree at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    I think a lot of the reaction from the BBC was with regard to the interpretation our american cousins might put on the remark and whether it was allowed to go unchallenged. It would be far more offensive there.
    Because Danny Baker is a household name in the USA right?

  21. #51

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    I found it more ageist than racist. How many two day old kids can even walk, even when aided by their parents? I find his tweet disgusting for this very reason, the short, fat, unfunny, ageist, insensitive, white, gay-hating (might not be true) turd. Oh, and I don't like Jeremy Clarkson either. Can't remember why though.

  22. #52

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    I like Danny Baker and donít think heís racist. But my word for such an intelligent guy what a balls up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    So someone has to be mindful of other people's warped associations? I don't agree at all.
    Itís not warped minds is it though? Itís a common racist trope of a black person being a monkey. Again I donít think he did it on purpose and I donít think he should be sacked but trying to play it off like itís not an obvious stupid thing to post is naive.

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    Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC and he's not happy about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightOuttaCanton View Post
    Because Danny Baker is a household name in the USA right?
    No. Because it was reported on US Nationwide TV. And the boy's mother is black american.

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    This is the offending picture he tweeted.



  26. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    This is the offending picture he tweeted.


    Well as far as Iím concerned little Archie looks extremely dapper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croesy Blue View Post
    Itís not warped minds is it though? Itís a common racist trope of a black person being a monkey. Again I donít think he did it on purpose and I donít think he should be sacked but trying to play it off like itís not an obvious stupid thing to post is naive.
    Yes, it is warped minds. We are allowing those warped minds to be the template for the rest of us. Black people aren't apes, gorillas or chimpanzees and it's absurd that we have be mindful of associations made only by the racists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    I like Danny Baker and donít think heís racist. But my word for such an intelligent guy what a balls up.
    And he has more responsibility than most to deliver better standards for the very nice wage he picks up working for the world's biggest known media brand that broadcasts around the earth via the world service which includes the commonwealth and other different ethnic societies and countries ,who unlike us admire and respect the Royals.

    There maybe many that don't agree with Royals thankfully we have better moral behaviours and responsibility.

    Doesn't the BBC fall into a specific
    employee set of standards , regarding the royal progrative .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Yes, it is warped minds. We are allowing those warped minds to be the template for the rest of us. Black people aren't apes, gorillas or chimpanzees and it's absurd that we have be mindful of associations made only by the racists.
    How do you distinguish between who has a 'warped' mind and who doesn't? I don't think that Baker is a Racist, not even close, although some people may think he is after that picture and others may think he's just like 'The rest of us'

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    He did kill Bob Marley though😱......................................Late r revealed to be a load of bollocks

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