Katie Hopkins is reportedly being investigated by Scottish police after they received complaints over her controversial Ebola tweets.
The resident loudmouth didn’t hold back when it came to discussing the news that a Scottish nurse was being treated for the horrific disease, causing many Twitter users to report the TV personality to the authorities.
The outspoken 39-year-old recently caused uproar when she tweeted some pretty offensive commments surrounding the deadly Ebola virus, writing: “Sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn’t cricket.”
This came after it was reported that a Scottish nurse was being treated after spending time in Sierra Leone volunteering for Save The Children.
She later took aim at the Scottish Independence Referendum which took place earlier in 2014, hinting that the country couldn’t cope with this situation if they were to actually go it on their own.
Twitter users were quick to report Katie for her comments, since offensive tweets and trolling is, thankfully, taken extremely seriously these days, the police have been quick to respond, announcing that they are indeed investigating the situation.
Det Insp Glyn Roberts, of Police Scotland, said: “We have received a number of complaints regarding remarks made on Twitter.
“Inquiries are ongoing into the nature of these tweets and to establish any potential criminality.
“Police Scotland will thoroughly investigate any reports of offensive or criminal behaviour online and anyone found to be responsible will be robustly dealt with.”
It’s not the first time Katie has caused outrage with her comments about the disease, having previously written: “I rather admire the efficiency of Ebola. From a Malthusian and marketing perspective, it is beyond reproach.”
Since her latest comments, 7000 people have signed a petition calling for Katie’s arrest after her “racist” tweet, much to the pleasure of the petition’s founder, James Gilchrist.
On hearing the news of how many people have signed the petition, he wrote: “I am pleased to say that we have smashed the original 3000 target, but I’m leaving this open as we are garnering unbelievable support by the minute. Thank you to everyone who has signed.”
However, not everyone feels the same way about how her tweets should be dealt with.
UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage argues that her comments were just “rude” rather than racist, and believes that the police should not get involved.
Talking to the Daily Mail, he said: “There’s no need for police intervention, it’s a terrible waste of police time.
“If (Katie Hopkins) wants to behave like that then the public can judge her. There will always be people who will be rude about others, but it’s not a police matter.”
It looks like this could be a long investigation, so watch this space.
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