Telegraph columnist sacked after racist Meghan Markle tweet
Journalist Julie Burchill was sacked for a tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby daughter.
Journalist Julie Burchill, who has bought you classic headlines like, 'The sexist left has never liked a right-wing woman' has been axed from UK newspaper The Telegraph following an overtly racist tweet.
Having tweeted a name suggestion about Meghan and Harry's newest arrival, Burchill took to Facebook to make the announcement.
"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 on Facebook.
"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 concluded.
The tweet in question says: "What a missed opportunity! They could have called it Georgina Floydina!"
A lawyer who replied to her tweet with another morally dubious statement was also sacked from her firm on Monday.
The post is obviously a nod to the abhorrent murder of George Floyd last year at the hands of a law enforcement officer in the United States and Burchill's sacking followed substantial criticism of her post on social media.