In a fateful tweet, Burchill responded to a satirical post from Harry’s newest descendant, the Queen’s grandson, and his wife Meghan.
said the post, apparently joking about the support of the Sussex couple voiced by the Black Lives Matter movement and the lucrative deal with streaming company Netflix.
Comment he allegedly got kicked out for
“A missed opportunity. They could have called her Georgina Floyen!” she wrote (indeed, the little girl’s name is Lilipet Diana, after her grandmother or grandmother).
Her attempt at prank went unfulfilled, with Twitter users calling her “despicable” and “disgusting racist”.
I wrote that they rejected my ideas anyway
Two days later, she announced on her Facebook account that her “five great years” in the Telegraph were over. She wrote, “I would be lying if I said I haven’t complained to my husband so much lately that they have continued to dismiss my provocative ideas for columns and have instead asked for pedestrian themes—which I worked on tremendously anyway.”
English writer and columnist Julie Burchill
A spokesperson for The Telegraph confirmed her release, but did not comment on the reason. Harper’s Bazaar editor Omid Scobie wrote, referring to an unnamed source, that the expulsion did indeed cause her inappropriate comment on “Sussex’s second-born baby and reluctance to apologize for it.”
Burchill has faced allegations of racism several times in her career. Last December, she had to apologize to journalist Ash Sarkar for an allegedly anti-Islam and homophobic statement accusing her of worshiping an eccentric. She apologized for her words after threatening the court.