But Mail keeps Islamophobe’s column going
by Felicity Collier
RADIO station LBC succumbed to pressure yesterday and sacked Islamophobic columnist Katie Hopkins over her tweets following the Manchester bomb attack.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the broadcaster announced that her departure would be “effective immediately.”
The decision came following a public uproar over the hateful right-wing columnist’s tweet: “We need a final solution” — an apparent reference to the nazis’ plan for murdering Jewish people during WWII.
Complaints were filed to the police about Ms Hopkins’s tweet after the bomb attack at a concert in Manchester Arena on Monday night, which killed 22 people and injured more than 100.
She later said she stood by her words, but claimed the use of “final” was a typo and edited it to “true” in a new tweet.
Responding to her sacking, journalist Owen Jones called it “a victory against hatred.”
But Ms Hopkins remains a columnist for the Daily Mail.
On the same day she was sacked, she advertised that her next move with the paper would be a “column on Corbyn, exchanging dead kids for the terrorist sympathising vote block, posting here soon.”