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.”
“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.
The controversial tweet that got Julie Burchill fired.Twitter
“I’ve been sacked by the Telegraph – it’s been a lovely five years,” she wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, complaining