The BBC has issued an apology after mixing up Baby and Black Peppa in a video posted to the Drag Race UK social channels.
In the now-deleted clip, Dakota Schiffer was asked who she felt closest to on the season four cast.
After stating that it was difficult to choose, she said Starlet, Danny Beard and Baby.
However, when she said the latter queen’s name, a picture of Black Peppa appeared on screen.
Baby has since taken to Twitter to share her disappointment with the BBC’s mistake.
“I know I’m late to the party but I genuinely hope the person who edited @dakota_schiffer’s farewell video gets fucking fired,” she wrote on 7 November. “It’s so embarrassing that someone on the @dragraceukbbc socials team can’t differentiate between the only two black girls on the cast.”
Responding to her sister, Black Peppa said: “I second that! It’s honestly lazy and disgusting.”
I second that! It’s honestly lazy and disgusting https://t.co/drVDKvJjdg
— BLᗑCK “the headpiece” PEPPᗑ 🇬🇧🇯🇲🇸🇽🏁 (@iamblackpeppa) November 7, 2022
In another tweet, Baby added: “It’s the racism for me lmaooooooo.”
Responding to a fan who was also frustrated at the mixup, Baby said the situation is “just crazy to me because they would never confuse Danny for Pixie or Dakota for Starlet.”
“But, when it comes to the black girls, everyone wants to play dumb, deaf and blind,” she continued.
The BBC has since removed the video and assured fans that this measure was taken “as soon as the mistake was spotted”.
As soon as the mistake was spotted, the post in question was removed from all of our platforms.
Once again, our sincerest apologies. 2/2
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) November 7, 2022
“We are so deeply sorry about an error that appeared on a BBC social video that was made to support RuPaul’s Drag Race UK,” said a tweet on the official Drag Race UK account.
“We have sincerely apologised to both Baby and Black Peppa and we also want to extend our heartfelt apologies to anyone else that this post offended.”