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Katie Hopkins leaves LBC with immediate effect

Katie Hopkins and the radio station LBC have parted company.

LBC and Katie Hopkins part ways
LBC and Katie Hopkins part ways. The departure was announced by LBC via Twitter

“Effective Immediately” reads a Tweet from LBC’s official account as the station announces that controversial host, Katie Hopkins will no longer work for the station.

The move follows on from a boycott call from Guardian writer, Owen Jones, who suggested that guests who contribute to the station should withdraw their services until the station removed Hopkins from its roster of presenters.

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Following the suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday, Katie Hopkins sent a series of tweets from her Twitter account, after a number of terror-related incidents were reported after the fatal attack on Manchester Arena. In one tweet she questioned whether it was “Ramadan” yet and called upon “Western men” to “stand up, demand action” and not to carry on as normal.

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She went on to say that she accepted the criticism levelled against her and called her critics “eunuchs”. She tweeted,

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“This is your response to slaughter 1) attack hopkins 2) say you stand united 3) celebrate diversity”

Taking to Twitter Mr Jones said, “we stood against hatred, and, this time, we won”.

He added that no one should try and say that the departure of Ms Hopkins should be seen as an “attack on free speech” as Ms Hopkins could “can keep freely spouting her hatred, and tragically will”,

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Ms Hopkins has not responded and THEGAYUK reached out to her for comment.

 

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