Burchill – who was recently forced to pay “substantial damages” for her racist posts about journalist Ash Sarkar – tweeted: “What a missed opportunity! They could have called it Georgina Floydina!”
The comment references George Floyd just over a year after he was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. Burchill was widely condemned for the “racist” remark, and for calling the newborn baby “it”.
“I called the baby IT as a nod to non-binary b*****ks – and if you think you can make me respect a violent criminal who once held a gun to a pregnant woman’s stomach, you’re in for a VERY long wait,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
The Telegraph is entirely free to employ whoever it wishes. But it all seems fair comment to me.
It’s also difficult to see where that’s racist….for racism is not a synonym for “someone saying something I don;t like”.