Telegraph columnist sacked after racist Meghan Markle tweet 1 week ago

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.

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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.

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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.