LBC Staff 'Cheered And Applauded' When Katie Hopkins Was Sacked

Tina Ray
May 27, 2017

Staff at LBC reportedly let out "massive cheers and applause" when they were informed their co-worker Katie Hopkins had been sacked.

Hopkins is known for her far-right views and controversial statements and this week tweeted that there must be a "final solution" in dealing with terrorists following the Manchester attack.

Katie Hopkins has reportedly been fired from her job at LBC radio station after she made a controversial remark on the Manchester bombing.

Hopkins joined LBC in April 2016, having risen to fame initially appearing as a contestant on The Apprentice in 2006 and then subsequently becoming a columnist for Mail Online and regularly featuring on ITV's This Morning.

The news that she would no longer be on the nation's airwaves met with a rapturous response from her detractors, although some of Hopkins's listeners criticised LBC for "giving in" to pressure to silence her.

The tweet, directed at ITV host Philip Schofield, was quickly deleted and replaced with a different post saying: "We need a true solution". Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother, as well as fronting her own programmes on TLC entitled If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World and My Fat Story. "As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers".

The mother-of-three is now employed by MailOnline as a columnist and is known for being outspoken on topics such as obesity, Islam and children's names.

After removing her initial tweet, Hopkins posted an amended version.

Following her comment Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Chief Executive Olivia Marks-Woldman criticised her "offensive and divisive language". She commented on the House of Lords by saying, "Frankly, I don't really mind if we seal up the room and gas the lot of them".

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