'Sacked' columnist Julie Burchill claims 'bunch of inadequates waving pitchforks' trolled her for 'racist' Lilibet tweet

A TELEGRAPH columnist who said she was "sacked" for a tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new baby claims she was trolled by a "bunch of inadequates waving pitchforks".

Julie Burchill made a series of "offensive" comments after the couple announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet.

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The ordeal erupted when 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.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Burchill moaned that she was "hunted by a bunch of inadequates waving their pitchforks in cyberspace to compensate for a lack of bulk in other departments, from the brain downwards".

She added: "I can't stress enough how much I deplore the murder of George Floyd: if I made the laws of the U.S, I would unhesitatingly hand out the death penalty to the policeman who killed him.

"What I was mocking was the type of people who — like Harry & Meghan — live in gated communities while espousing Black Lives Matter's politics of social upheaval, without giving any thought to the damage that pro-BLM riots do to poor and black Americans."

Burchill also referred to Harry and Meghan's decision to name their daughter after one of the Queen's nicknames – despite having criticised members of the Royal Family for being racist and slamming Harry's upbringing during explosive interviews with Oprah Winfrey.

She wrote: "What woker wouldn't choose to name their child after a martyr to systemic racism rather than after a woman who heads a racist organisation intent on inflicting genetic damage on its hapless members?"


Burchill said last week 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".

The Telegraph did not confirm that Burchill was sacked when asked by the 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.

A lawyer who responded to Burchill's tweet was also suspended over a "racist" comment she made.

Joanna Toch, 59, was blasted for her comments following the royal birth.

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 apologised and deleted her profile.

Toch later said: "I am very sorry for the comment and what I saw as a joke.

"I’ve fought during my professional life against racism which is abhorrent.

"I’m not a judge and I have children of colour and I apologise unreservedly."

[I was] hunted by a bunch of inadequates waving their pitchforks in cyberspace to compensate for a lack of bulk in other departments, from the brain downwards

Her law firm Family Law Cafe later revealed they had suspended her "with immediate effect pending an internal review into her recent comments".

Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4 in Los Angeles – and was named in tribute of both Her Majesty and Princess Diana.

Critics have blasted Meghan and Harry's name choice as "rude" and "demeaning".

Angela Levin slammed the sentimental move – suggesting it exploits "a very private nickname".

She told Good Morning Britain: "I don’t think it’s a good idea – I think it’s quite rude to Her Majesty the Queen.

"It was a very private nickname from her husband who hasn’t been dead for very long.

"Prince Charles would never dream of calling his mother Lilibet."

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