A high-profile UK newspaper columnist has been fired after she suggested Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should have named their newborn daughter “Georgina Floydina.”
The Sunday Telegraph’s Julie Burchill was accused of “disgusting racism” with her tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s already controversial name for their baby, Lilibet Diana.
“What a missed opportunity. They could have called it Georgina Floydina!” Burchill tweeted, referencing George Floyd, the black man whose police murder in Minneapolis sparked protests across the world.
She then doubled down, according to the London Economic, saying that she “called the baby IT as a nod to non-binary bollocks” — and writing that the Sussexes’ baby’s first words would be, “Free Palestine!”
By Wednesday, her account had been removed — and Burchill fired from the right-wing paper. (Read more from “Columnist Fired for Suggesting ‘Georgina Floydina’ for Royal Baby Name” HERE)
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