Aye, he definitely would have known about the stabbings references not being OK due to what happened over in Turkey.
So that's definitely a cunt's trick.
Re the claim not to have known about Meghan's heritage, if he had known and still did it, it would have been career suicide. I don't think he's that stupid not to have known that. On that basis, I think I believe him.
So, on the one hand probably not a racist, on the other I can't be too upset he's catching shit after the badge gag.
Interesting how the argument has gone generally, though. Like all such social media storms, the actual thing at the core gets lost in the massive pile-on, with plenty of people still arguing about stuff like, 'How can he not have known that it's racist to make comments about monkeys and black people?' [Answer: he does know. That's not what he's saying] Or, 'Does he think my children look like monkeys?' [Answer: no he doesn't.]
The only real issue is, do you believe him when he says he didn't know about Meghan's mixed race heritage? If he did he's a racist liar. If he didn't, he wasn't being racist at all. I guess only Danny Baker and his close friends/family know whether or not he's telling the truth about that. Like I say, I tend to believe him, but I can see why loads wouldn't.