Katie Hopkins axed from LBC radio after controversial Manchester terror attack tweet
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42-year-old media personality Katie Hopkins is to be dismissed from her weekly show on LBC, the radio station announced on Friday morning.
The decision comes just days after Hopkins announced on twitter that there needs to be a “final solution” in the wake of the Manchester Arena terror attack, which left 22 dead and 59 injured. Some have interpreted her tweet as a call for ethnic-cleansing and mass genocide of the Muslim race. She wrote on the social media site: “22 dead - number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Manchester.” Her initial comment has been taken by many as a reference to the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, attended by high-ranking German and Nazi governmental officials in which there were calls for a "Final Solution to the Jewish Problem." The broadcaster and MailOnline columnist hastily took down her controversial tweet and re-posted an altered version, changing “final” to “true”, after receiving widespread criticism from the public. LBC however faced building pressure to take the presenter, who only joined the radio station last April, off air, after many people reported the comment to the Metropolitan police via the social media site. Just minutes after the announcement was made by LBC on twitter, Hopkins reposted a video which includes comments such as “The Muslim community needs to sort this out” and “We do not stand united.” Hopkins is well known for her outrageous remarks and this is not the first time her comments have sparked worldwide condemnation. Last month in the wake of the Westminster attack, the former Apprentice contestant was accused of hate crime after tweeting: “Ramadan has not yet begun. Without food these sods get nasty.”
LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2017
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