Brits beware: speaking out against the threat posed by radical Islamic terror could prove hazardous to your employment prospects. Provocative radio broadcaster Katie Hopkins learned this lesson the hard way after she drew comparisons to the Nazis for suggesting an end to terrorism once and for all.
“22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a true solution,” reads the offending tweet that Hopkins posted earlier this week. Originally, she had called for a “final solution,” but amended the “typo” after finding it “disrespectful to the survivors in Manchester.”
Twitter users were quick to pounce with a familiar aspersion for rightwing voices. “How come you changed this from ‘final solution’ to ‘true solution’? Come on, stand by those nazi words, nazi,” one commenter moaned, while others called for Hopkins to be investigated by British law enforcement agencies for inciting racial hatred.
Later that day, Hopkins stirred the pot again with a tweet that read: “Western men. These are your wives. Your daughters. Your sons. Rise up. Demand action. Do not carry on as normal. Cowed.” Both tweets were reported to the Met Police as hate speech, with the departments Twitter account noting that both would be “assessed by specialist officers.”
On Friday morning, LBC Radio took to Twitter to announce that it had buckled to the complaints of the snowflakes who were offended by Hopkins’ tweets.
“LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately,” the succinct announcement stated. Pressed for further details, the station would not confirm or deny that Hopkins had been fired and insisted that it would remain mum on the matter.