Who is Julie Burchill?
Julie Burchill is a Telegraph columnist who began as a staff writer at the New Musical Express at age 17, she has since contributed to newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, and The Guardian. Burchill says she’s been SACKED after her “racist” tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby Lilibet. The writer made a series of “offensive” comments following the naming of the Sussexes’ daughter – who was born on Friday in Los Angeles.
Burchill is also an author and novelist whose 2004 novel Sugar Rush was adapted for television.
Julie Burchill has been sacked by The Telegraph following her racist tweets about the Sussexes’ newborn daughter. pic.twitter.com/NFwssz5SoV
— Nadine White (@Nadine_Writes) June 8, 2021
How old is Julie Burchill?
Julie Burchill is 61 years old as of the year 2021.
Julie Burchill Wiki, Bio
Born on 3rd July 1959, Julie was raised in Bristol educated at Brislington Comprehensive School.
Her father was a Communist union activist who worked in a distillery. Her mother had a job in a cardboard box factory. She did not attend university, leaving the A-levels she had started a few weeks earlier to begin writing for the New Musical Express (NME).
Julie Burchill Telegraph
Newspaper columnist Julie Burchill says he has been “sacked” by the Daily Telegraph, a day after tweeting a racist comment about the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet. The Brighton-based writer made the announcement on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
Burchill said this evening that she was sacked by The Telegraph, adding that she had a “lovely five years” but felt disgruntled after they rejected many of her “edgy column ideas.” This comes after a lawyer was suspended over a “racist” tweet about baby Lilibet Diana in conversation with the columnist.
Joanna Toch was blasted for her comments following the royal birth, which was announced by Meghan and Harry on Sunday night.
What Did Julie Burchill Say?
The ordeal erupted when journalist Julie Burchill tweeted that Lilibet’s name was “a missed opportunity” for the new parents.
She said that they could have called her “Georgina Floydina” – in reference to George Floyd, who was murdered by policeman Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, sparking worldwide protests.
In reference to Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, lawyer Toch replied: “No Doria?
“Don’t black names matter?”
Burchill responded that she “was hoping for Doria Oprah, the racist rotters.”
Toch replied saying: “Doprah?”
Hundreds of people slammed the women online – before Toch apologized and deleted her profile.
Julie Burchill Tweet
The conversation between the women was branded “disgusting racism” and “despicable.”
The Brighton-based Telegraph writer, however, did not apologize for her tweets.
After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their second child on Sunday, Ms. Burchill tweeted: “What a missed opportunity! They could have called it Georgina Floydina!”The post was met with a backlash on social media, where it was described as “disgusting racism” and “despicable”. A barrister who tweeting an offensive joke in response to Burchill’s post was suspended from her job on Monday and apologized.
Telegraph columnist Julie Burchill says she has been sacked and has deleted her Twitter account after saying: the Sussexes could have called their second child “Georgina Floydina”. Move comes 3 months after she paid libel damages to Ash Sarkar over tweets https://t.co/do5lpDj3me
— Press Gazette (@pressgazette) June 9, 2021
Julie Burchill Sacked
She said today: “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.
“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!”
The Telegraph did not confirm that Burchill was sacked when asked by Sun Online – as she works as a contributor, rather than a member of staff.
The newspaper made clear that they are not responsible for what is published on Twitter.