Katie Hopkins sacked by LBC radio for ‘final solution’ tweet following Manchester attack
LBC said Hopkins’ dismissal will take effect “immediately.”
LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2017
The decision comes in response to her tweeting that a “final solution” is required in reaction to the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, which killed 22 and injured 64.
The tweet seemed to imply Hopkins was calling for a genocide against Muslims, as it mirrors the Nazi’s ‘Final Solution’ of ethnic cleansing against the Jewish people.
The tweet was quickly removed from Hopkins’ account, but that did not stop people from reporting her to police.
Hopkins, a columnist and media personality, first rose to fame after her appearance on TV show The Apprentice. She has gained notoriety for airing controversial views on immigration, the refugee crisis and Islam.
Social media users have flocked to Twitter to celebrate Hopkins’ dismissal.
Should be a national holiday with the fact that the devil Katie Hopkins has got the sack LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL— Sakib Choudhury (@SirChoudhury) May 26, 2017
One applauded LBC for the decision, branding Hopkins’ remarks “hate speech.”
Very glad to hear of this decision by LBC. There's a difference between free speech and hate speech that Katie Hopkins loves to blur.— 'strong and stable' (@DeusExMackia) May 26, 2017
Others mocked the commentator.
Me: "Oh, Katie Hopkins has been fired"— The Prodigal Sab (@prodigalbum) May 26, 2017
No 2 Son: "What, from a cannon?"
One user said merely sacking Hopkins isn’t enough.
Personally I won't be happy until Katie Hopkins leaves the planet.— Jonathan Meres (@JonathanMeres) May 26, 2017