- The Washington Times - Friday, May 26, 2017

British conservative commentator Katie Hopkins is to leave her radio show on LBC “immediately,” the station announced Friday.

The news comes after Ms. Hopkins sparked an uproar with her now-deleted tweet calling for a “final solution” in the aftermath of Monday’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

“22 dead — number rising,” the Daily Mail columnist wrote. “Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester [sic].”

The tweet appeared to have been directed at Phillip Schofield, the host of ITV’s breakfast show “This Morning,” the Financial Times reported. Ms. Hopkins deleted the tweet and replaced it with one that read “true solution” instead of “final solution,” a term used by the Nazis during World War II for the plan of exterminating Jews.

LBC host James O’Brien called Ms. Hopkins “monstrous” on air following the tweet, saying he felt ashamed to share a platform with her, BBC reported.

Metropolitan Police said they received a complaint for the tweet and that it was being “reviewed and assessed by specialist officers,” as is routine.

Ms. Hopkins, a Trump supporter who often appears on Fox News, had hosted a two-hour talk radio show on LBC every Sunday morning.

“LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately,” LBC tweeted early Friday.

The tweet had been liked 24,000 times as of late Friday morning.

Ms. Hopkins hasn’t addressed her departure from LBC directly. After the station’s announcement, she tweeted, “When life gives you lemons, make …..an angry face and tell it to stop being such a twat.”


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