Sunday, May 28, 2017

U.K.: Must avoid Nazi-like language

Katie Hopkins is what we in Australia call a "stirrer".  She enjoys being controversial.  But it looks like she got a bit too close to the bone recently

Katie Hopkins, the controversial broadcaster, and LBC "have agreed" that she will  leave the radio station "immediately", LBC said.

They have parted company in the same week that she called for a "final solution" following the Manchester attack, which saw 22 people killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber detonated a device as concert-goers left the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station.

Hopkins, a former Apprentice contestant and now a columnist and broadcaster, caused outrage earlier this week with a tweet that appeared to reference the term used by the Nazis for the Holocaust.

The now-deleted tweet, made in the hours after the explosion, read: "22 dead - number rising. Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester (sic)."

Complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police about Hopkins' tweet.

The 42-year-old is known for being an outspoken commentator on far-ranging topics from terrorism and Islam, to children's names and obesity.



Bird of Paradise said...

Any speech that makes pathetic little snowflakes cry is nazis talk

Anonymous said...

Some people can't handle the truth. It seems that the snowflakes at LBC are among those that prefer to put their head in the sand. Free speech is a rare thing these days because it is easier to appease than oppose the left. Socialist PC is overtaking the world to the point of ridiculousness.

Anonymous said...

As always words, phrases and thoughts that the lefties don't like are "hate speech" and must be silenced at all costs. If she had said a "lasting" solution they'd still be bitching, just in a sightly different way. The leftist reaction to any sensible statement is utterly predictable and any retraction, apology or explanation only shows weakness. Resolve is what is needed. The response should be, "I said it, I meant it and if you're too stupid to understand and agree with it you're part of the problem."