Now Katie Hopkins spouts a lot of nonsense most of the time, and doesn’t really seem to care what people think about her – but when the United Nations get involved, and say “Erm, actually love – bit out of order what you’ve gone and said there” – we wonder if she might now apologise for some of the things she’s said.
Knowing her, probably not.
After the attention-shy motor-mouth penned a shocking piece in her weekly Sun column about burning the boats of migrants (as well as referring to them as ‘cockroaches’) there was a fair bit of backlash.
However, the UN High Comissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, was now waded into the controversy, comparing the Celebrity Big Brother runner-up to Nazi propagandists.
If we were ‘The Hopkins’ right now, we’d be ‘bricking it’, as the kids say.
“The Nazi media described people their masters wanted to eliminate as rats and cockroaches,” said Zeid.
“This type of language is clearly inflammatory and unacceptable, especially in a national newspaper. The Sun’s editors took an editorial decision to publish this article, and – if it is found in breach of the law – should be held responsible along with the author.”
In the column that was published just a few hours before 800 migrants lost their lives as their boat capsized at sea, the former Apprentice candidate wrote:
“No, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don’t care.”
Hopkins added: “Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit ‘Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984’, but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb. They are survivors.”
Not really that surprising that nobody wants to appear on her chat show at the moment then…
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