Outspoken anti-radical Islam columnist Katie Hopkins has been fired from her radio job after she sent a tweet proposing a “final solution” to the terrorism threat.
Hopkin’s was rightly enraged that jihadist was allowed to blow up innocent parents and children at a pop concert in Manchester, England Monday night. As someone who has not apologized for her tough stance on massive migrant influxes into Europe, Hopkins was horrified by the attack.
Her tweet did not sit well with those who see Hopkins as the enemy, and jumped at the opportunity to spin her words into something sinister.
Even if Hopkins knows nothing of Nazism – which I doubt – her "final solution" can only mean ethnic cleansing pic.twitter.com/U7SDYh4e8q
— (((Nick Cohen))) (@NickCohen4) May 23, 2017
London writer, Nicke Cohen helped get the anti-Hopkins’ ball rolling stateing her “final solution” call could only mean one thing… “ethnic cleansing.”
Overreaction, you say?
Not for his followers, who ate it up.
@NickCohen4 Bosnia and Kosovo was only twenty years ago. Her most rabid followers are exactly the kind of people who cheered on at Sarajevo.
— Jack Staples-Butler (@jstaplesbutler) May 23, 2017
@andrewspoooner @DB_hereatlast @NickCohen4 @LBC @DailyMailUK Exactly. When does human decency outweigh ratings and circulation? Surely now.
— David Ross (@RossFootball) May 23, 2017
Flooded with hateful backlash, Hopkins could see where this was heading and deleted the tweet with a new one:
22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a true solution. #ManchesterArena
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 23, 2017
But it did little to quell the outrage from those that wanted to believe Hopkins was referring to the Nazi attempt to exterminate Jewish people.
It also prompted calls to the police because “hate speech” is a crime in England.
Eventually, it led to her employer, Leading Britain’s Conversation, terminating its relationship with her.
“LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately,” the station wrote in a statement, The Guardian reported.
The firing came, even after Hopkins explained her tweet on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday.
“Certain thoughts you’re just now allowed to have,” Hopkins began. “We need to be deporting these people…. We need to be able to talk like that.”
“I absolutely accept (that) words matter (and) I used the words ‘final solution’ in a tweet and I would not in any way want to use that term and the inference other people lay on that,” she said. “What I meant was we need a lasting solution, a resolution to this.”
On Friday, shortly after news broke of her firing, Hopkins tweeted that she had a big announcement coming next week.
Super exciting announcement next week. Will keep you posted. https://t.co/puSFBif2CE
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 26, 2017
Following the announcement of Hopkins firing, fellow activist Tommy Robinson called on people to delete the LBC app from their phones.
Post your video #deletelbc @LBC support @KTHopkins pic.twitter.com/bJ1y7geHQt
— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) May 26, 2017
The people of our country are so sensitive they taken ‘final solution’ literally. How will they handle the Jihad? @KTHopkins
— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) May 26, 2017
He was far from the only person angered by the termination.
Idiots At LBC Fired My Favorite Brit, Katie Hopkins For Being A Conservative. Hey @FoxNews, HIRE THIS AMAZING WOMAN‼️#IStandWithKatie #MAGA pic.twitter.com/oPWJVyru5s
— Deplorable?Rāzərbak (@MediaJuggernaut) May 26, 2017
Katie Hopkins fired bc of a tweet.The left was dying to shut her down.The same tolerant left that wants @POTUS to be assassinated. pic.twitter.com/5FmtpBjJGC
— BooBoo NyC (@BooBooNyc) May 26, 2017
Should Katie Hopkins have been fired from LBC? I say no & people have a right to say what they want however controversial
— David Jones (@DavidJo52951945) May 26, 2017
Katie Hopkins fans: “Whatever happened to freedom of speech? LBC have lost themselves a listener!”
— Jenni ???? (@CantSwingACat) May 26, 2017
Katie Hopkins fired over a word mistakenly used in a tweet. Special snowflakes at @LBC caved.
Who listens to radio anyway?
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 26, 2017
#deletelbc just deleted @LBC in support of @KTHopkins.
Please do the same. try post a video people.
— Cody McGrath??? (@RealCodyMcGrath) May 26, 2017
@TRobinsonNewEra @LBC @KTHopkins I have deleted LBC too #deleteLBC https://t.co/BiQxSdQuZm
— jethro (@jethro1uk) May 26, 2017
@LBC #deletelbc i will not to listening again
— wayne (@clapham_wayne) May 26, 2017
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