Katie Hopkins fired

I don’t know if this was mentioned here last week but I missed it.

Newshub:  UK broadcaster Katie Hopkins fired after Manchester bombing tweet

A controversial UK broadcaster once dubbed “Britain’s most hated woman” has been fired from her radio show after tweeting “we need a final solution” in response to the Manchester bombings.

“LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately,” a spokesperson for the radio show said.

Following Ms Hopkins’ tweet, complaints were made to the Metropolitan police, and many people reported the tweet on the social media platform as “abusive or harmful”.

“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],” the tweet read.

The tweet was later deleted.

Hopkins has often pushed boundaries of decency. Inevitably people who try more and more controversial ways of attracting attention overstep and crash.

There’s also been criticism in New Zealand about Ms Hopkins appearance on the radio station Newstalk ZB.

Valid criticism.

SB at Whale Oil seems to try to be a Hopkins-lite here in New Zealand, and criticised the sacking in  “Who cares about words in the street when people are dying? “

I read sickening article after sickening article where the anger and venom of the writer is directed towards those who are angry about Islamic terrorism and the slaughter of children. We are expected to believe that the real tragedy and the real horror of the situation is that conservative speakers are saying offensive things about the people who butcher our children. Katie Hopkins is the latest conservative speaker to be punished for her words by being fired from her radio job. Her sin was tweeting an offensive tweet after the Manchester bombing.

Perhaps ‘conservative writers’ shouldn’t be so provocative, divisive and nasty.

Islamic terrorism is terrible and needs to be confronted and criticised, but keyboard terrorism, over the top reactions aimed at division and persecution of many innocent people.

Our society punishes people for expressing their anger and grief while downplaying actual violence and slaughter. Katie has lost her job for mentioning genocide but those who have raped, tortured and slaughtered in the name of Muhammad are welcomed back into our countries and given welfare, homes and hugs.

That is just inaccurate and ridiculous in many ways.

There are ample ways of condemning terrorism and condemning Islamic extremists and even common Muslim practices in some countries, without trying to drive up hate, persecution and any sort of ‘final solution’.

There are insidious similarities between Muslim Imans preaching intolerance and hate and violence against many innocent people and media shock jocks and bloggers preaching intolerance and hate and violent acts against many innocent people.

I get accused of being a ‘hugger’ and enabler for saying things like this by those with one sided views but I condemn the crap from both sides, especially their blaming of the vast majority of people who are innocent.

Getting emotional and angry about terrorism is understandable, but trying to capitalise on emotions and anger to divide and escalate, or simply as attention seeking, is something Western society should be much better than.

29 Comments

  1. Good decision a disgusting comment – she also once called refugees cockroaches, that isn’t conservatism but fundamentalist extremism. Glad LBC have finally taken a stand

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 9, 2017

      She should have gone years ago. She is a nasty-minded bully-even children aren’t safe from her vicious tongue.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 9, 2017

        Four people think that an adult bullying and humiliating a child is all right ?

  2. Blazer

     /  June 9, 2017

    Nelly will be devastated….

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 9, 2017

      That wouldn’t surprise me. Bigots admire bigots.

  3. David

     /  June 9, 2017

    After 16 years of islamic terrorism Ms Hopkins is probably in tune with a majority in the UK and now finds herself on the same page as May. Saying something that gives other discomfort shouldnt be a firing offence, the UK has failed on so many levels to address Islamic fundamentalism because people in power fear being called an islamophobe and she is holding them to account.
    LBC was just a 2 hour gig at the weekends and thankfully we still get to read her stuff in the Daily Mail

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 9, 2017

      You do know where the famous final solution quote comes from, don’t you ? What a mamzer !

      In case you don’t, it was the euphemism used by Hitler and the Germans of the mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews.

      I find it impossible to believe that many people want that to happen in the UK. What an insult to Theresa May as well. Meshuggenah.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 9, 2017

        Using the Holocaust to score cheap points is unacceptable to any decent person, surely, whether or not they are Jewish. Stupid bitch.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  June 9, 2017

          I can’t believe that anyone would think that using the Holocaust to score points was all right !

  4. Brown

     /  June 9, 2017

    ”Hopkins has often pushed boundaries of decency.”

    By telling the truth about Muslim fanaticism? I like her but I guess that’s just me being fond of western civilisation, old fashioned and misanthropic to boot.

    • Gezza

       /  June 9, 2017

      Well, yes, probably right about your motivation & reasons – and like how she speaks truths that need to be said. But she also says & posts some vicious crap targetting genuine unfortunates, just for the attention, to keep her profile high & because she seems to just seems to enjoy hurting people. Gets off on it.

      Good move. Probably she won’t stop any of it, good or bad. Won’t be long before some far-right, misogynistic, or misanthropic broadcaster wanting a shock-frock to drum up business will give her air time.

      • MaureenW

         /  June 9, 2017

        I hope so. While she can dish it up, I don’t see her running off to the corner when she gets some back – it’s a pity more people aren’t as resilient. Pack of cry-babies.

        • Gezza

           /  June 9, 2017

          Yeah, I know. Thalidomide victims can always smack her in the head with their legless feet when she moves on to them. I kinda like her myself tho.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  June 9, 2017

            I don’t. Her heartless mockery of anyone who doesn’t fit her criteria-like the cancer victim with a swollen arm and ‘floppy boobs’ or children whom she thinks are too fat and who cannot easily fight back is unacceptable. She is a foul-mouthed racist, bigoted attention seeker,. She has to know what ‘the final solution’ was, she can’t be that ignorant of history.

            • MaureenW

               /  June 9, 2017

              She apologised for the misunderstanding around that comment Kitty. She was referring to a solution to the apparent shelter being given to Terrorists in the U.K. – not the nazi final solution. Good of you to continue with the misunderstanding though

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2017

              Misunderstanding, yeah, right. It’s impossible-or difficult-to believe that she wasn’t thinking of the Final Solution. Was she apologising for saying it or apologising for people misunderstanding it ?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2017

              It’s Nazi, not nazi, and it’s odd to dignify terrorists with a capital T.

              I can’t see this apology anywhere.

              It’s bizarre that people here don’t find her tactics repellant; she mocks the vulnerable. An adult who mocks children is a poor example of an adult. This is a form of child abuse

            • MaureenW

               /  June 9, 2017

              She apologised for her poor choice of words that could be taken by some to be a reference to the holocaust – which it wasn’t.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2017

              Where and when ?

            • MaureenW

               /  June 9, 2017

              I saw it on a news broadcast

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 9, 2017

              Oh FFS Pete! Why am I in ‘automod’???

            • You’re not. I parked a comment until I have time to deal with it. It looked like it could have been a personal dig.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 9, 2017

              I’d have thought you knew me better than that. It wasn’t a ‘personal dig’, just a ‘friendly tease’.

            • One person’s tease can be another person’s provocation.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 9, 2017

              It wasn’t intended to be provocative. Please take the following in the spirit it is intended… 😛

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 9, 2017

              Fine! I withdraw & apologise. FWIW, I reckon Kitty would have found it funny.

            • MaureenW

               /  June 9, 2017

              The one with the baby crawling in the cupboard .. I thought it was funny 😂

            • Gezza

               /  June 9, 2017

              These little things happen in the best of families.